GoldenHelixSummerSchoolsThe Golden Helix Summer Schools

The Golden Helix Summer Schools are international educational activities in the field of Precision Medicine and Biomedical informatics. These educational activities constitute a unique opportunity for researchers around the world to expand their knowledge in the rapidly evolving field of Genomic Medicine and to exchange innovative ideas in the conductive environment of Greek islands. The quality of the Golden Helix Summer Schools educational programs, organized under the umbrella of the Golden Helix Foundation and the Genomic Medicine Aliance is guaranteed by complementary processes for the assessment and evaluation of each program. Each Summer School provides a unique academic program intertwined with an attractive social program for both invited speakers and students, to cater the needs of each research them, while indulging the Greek summer time.

Besides lectures and course material and syllabus, the registration fee, which is kept to a minimum to encourage participation of researchers from lower-income countries, includes meals, coffee breaks and afternoon refreshments with drinks and snacks, welcome reception and the farewell dinner. Emphasis is also given to the social part of the Golden Helix summer schools, allowing participants to get to know each other in a very informal way, providing them with the chance to visit archaeological sites to admire the rich Greek ancient history and to experience a traditional Greek fare organized as the farewell dinner of the school.

UPCOMING SUMMER SCHOOL: 2016 Golden Helix Summer School, Syros, Greece


2016 Golden Helix Summer School

"Cancer genomics and individualized therapy"

22-26 September 2016

Dolphin Bay Resort hotel, Syros island, Greece


We are pleased to announce the 2016 Golden Helix Summer School that will be held in the island of Syros, Greece, the capital of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean archipelago. The 2016 Golden Helix Summer School will be organized on September 22-26, 2016 and the theme of the Summer School will be "Cancer genomics and individualized treatment" and will revolve around the application of the most important disciplines of Genomic Medicine in Cancer, such as Genomics and Pharmacogenomics, Public Health, informatics, drug design, etc.

Also, we have enriched the scientific program of this 2016 Golden Helix Summer school with a career development session at the last day of this event, in which 6 members of the Faculty will engage into lively discussions with the summer school participants about issues related to career advancement.

Apart from the high quality scientific program, the 2016 Golden Helix Summer School offers an attractive social program that includes a visit to the Apollo Theater in Hermoupolis, and a traditional farewell dinner, allowing participants to get to know each other in a very informal way.

We have made every effort to minimize the registration fees to encourage participation of researchers from lower-income countries.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Syros, Greece next September and to a very fruitful and stimulating conference.

We look forward to welcoming you to Syros next September.

The 2016 Golden Helix Summer School Organizing Committee 


Co-organized by:



Under the auspices of


                                                                             Hellenic Society of Radiation Oncology


Important dates

Registration and abstract submission deadline: July 2nd, 2016

Notification of abstract acceptance: August 14th, 2016

Cancellation deadline: August 1st, 2014


Registration fees

590 EUR (on the basis of a double room)
690 EUR (on the basis of a single room)

Registration fees include: Accommodation in a double room for the entire duration of the summer school (4 nights), meals (breakfast, coffee breaks, lunches, dinners, welcome reception and farewell traditional party), educational material (course syllabus, abstract book)


2016 Golden Helix Summer School Venue


The venue of the 2016 Golden Helix Summer School is the Dolphin Bay Resort hotel, situated in an ideal location in the bay of Galissa, by the seaside.




Organizing committee

George P. Patrinos (Patras, Greece)

Paolo Fortina (Philadelphia, PA, USA)

Federico Innocenti (Chapel Hill, NC, USA)



Scientific Program

Scientific Program


The Scientific Program is currently in preparation.




We thank the following collaborating entities and companies who are generously supporting this event.






Communication sponsors






Online registration will open in March 2016.


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