Genomic Medicine Alliance News
- Tuesday, 30 December 2014
The Genomic Medicine Alliance proudly announces the publication of the Special Issue with the theme "Public Health Pharmacogenomics", guest edited by Professor George P. Patrinos (University of Patras, Greece) and published by Public Health Genomics, the official journal of the Genomic Medicine Alliance.
Pharmacogenomics has a pivotal role in genomic medicine aiming to delineate drug efficacy and toxicity with the underlying genomic composition in genes involved in the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of drug regimens. Although there have been major leaps in pharmacogenomic research, facilitated by the genomic technology revolution, the pace of these discoveries have not met with reciprocal advances in the translation of these findings into the clinic, resulting into the personalization of conventional therapeutic interventions. To this end, there are often significant barriers that hamper the smooth incorporation of pharmacogenomics research findings in the daily medical practice, which have to do more with disciplines related to Public Health Genomics rather than pharmacogenomics research itself.
This Special issue is a collection of timely contributions of perspectives and original articles that touch upon pharmacogenomics in relation to Public Health Genomics disciplines, namely ethics in genomics, economic evaluation in genomic medicine, genome informatics and knowledgebases, and the involvement and genetics education of the various stakeholders in the field of pharmacogenomics.
To access the full content of the Special Issue "Public Health Pharmacogenomics", please click here.
- Saturday, 08 November 2014
The Special Issue entitled "Genomic Medicine in 2014", that was encouraged by the Genomic Medicine Alliance and guest edited by Professors George P. Patrinos (University of Patras, Greece) and Barbara Prainsack (Kings College London, UK), members of the Scientific Advisory Committee has been published in Personalized Medicine, an international peer-review journal published by Future Medicine Group.
This Special issue is a collection of original, perspective and review articles highlighting the recent development of Genomic Medicine. This issue also hosts an interview of Professor Vural Ozdemir (Turkey), entitled "Personalized Medicine across borders and without borders". In his inteview Prof. Odzemir indicates that "...Alliances such as the Genomic Medicine Alliance are well poised to deliver on the realistic promises of genomics in the next 5–10 years and perhaps much sooner, in the ‘developed and developing world’ alike, and doing so in the spirit of responsible innovation, whereby ethics research is well informed by the social sciences."
Click here to access the entire content of the Special Issue "Genomic Medicine in 2014"
Click here to read to interview by Professor Vural Ozdemir.
- Thursday, 02 October 2014
The Scientific Advisory Committee decided to add a new Working Group on Rare Diseases and Drug Outcomes to the activities of the Genomic Medicine Alliance. This working group will aim to establish collaborative projects among Genomic Medicine Alliance members to elicudate the genetic basis of rare genetic diseases. Also, in conjunction to the Pharmacogenomics Working Group activities, this new Working Group aspires to engage into collaborative projects to delineate genomic variants with rare drug outcomes.
Activities of this new Working Group will be coordinated by Professor Domenica Taruscio (Rome, Italy), who will also participate in the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Genomic Medicine Alliance.
- Wednesday, 24 September 2014
The 2014 Golden Helix Summer School was successfully organized in Aegina island, Greece, September 11-15, 2014. The meeting was attended by more than 100 participants and speakers from 21 countries worldwide, including Brazil, Japan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and others. This event was co-organized by the Genomic Medicine Alliance and the Golden Helix Foundation and was the first of a series of similar educational events that will be organized in the future.
The participants enjoyed an intense scientific program on Phamacogenomics and Genomic Medicine and a social program that included a visit to the AFEA archaeological site (temple and museum), and a traditional BBQ and farewell party.
Please visit the 2014 Golden Helix Summer School website to access the photo gallery and downloads.