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Parallel thematic panel: Development of genome repositories in Latin America and the Caribbean

The genetic heritage of a person or a population not only reveals their origins, but is also fundamental to understanding attributes such as vulnerability to diseases and clinical symptoms, responsiveness to treatments, and susceptibility to adverse effects of treatments. There are different initiatives around the world that collect genetic and lifestyle information from the population to contribute to the formulation of public health policies, support biomedical and genome research projects, and determine strategies to prevent and treat different pathologies. This panel will examine the progress made by Latin American and Caribbean countries in population-based medical genomic research, especially with regard to establishing biobanks and formulating research and development strategies for precision medicine.
Session |
Mon, 13/12/2021 - 16:10 to 17:40

Moderator: Rolando González-José, Coordinator of the PoblAr Programme of Argentina

  • Sandra Romero Hidalgo, Medical Sciences Researcher of the National Institute of Genomic Medicine of Mexico
  • Iscia Lopes Cendes, Head of the Medical Genetics Department, Medical Sciences Faculty, University of Campinas (UNICAMP) of Brazil
  • Andrea Llera, Researcher of the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) of Argentina
  • José Edgardo Dipierri, Full Professor of the Institute of High-Altitude Biology of the National University of Jujuy of Argentina
  • Mariana Berenstein, representative of the Innova-T Foundation of Argentina
  • Gustavo Sibilla, Coordinator of the GENis Project of the Sadosky Foundation of Argentina
  • Hernán Dopazo, Researcher of CONICET of Argentina