The Golden Helix Symposia

The Concept
The Golden Helix Symposia series are named after the house of Francis Crick (“The Golden Helix”; 19/20 Portugal Place, Cambridge, UK) to emphasize their focus on human genomics and personalized medicine. The topic of these symposia revolves around the fields of genomic and personalized medicine. In particular, these symposia series have the following features:

  • Symposia topics are selected by Golden Helix Institute’s International Advisory Council of distinguished research scientists from academia, government, and industry.
  • New and often ground- breaking science is presented at every meeting.
  • Symposia range in length from 2 to 3 days
  • Average attendance is 200 participants, with attendance ranging from 180 to 250 participants coming from various countries worldwide.
  • Scientific excellence is ensured where important collaborations are formed, careers are enhanced, and new scientific breakthroughs are presented
  • Participants are staff scientists, post-doctoral fellows and students from academia, working in the field of personalized research, and scientists from pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, government agencies and private and research foundations,
  • Conference venues are usually prestigious locations in major cities or summer retreats in Southern Mediterranean or Eastern regions

UPCOMING SYMPOSIUM: 2014 Golden Helix Symposium

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2014 Golden Helix Symposium

"Genomics of Rare Disorders"

October 30th - November 1st, 2014, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia

 

 

The 2014 Golden Helix Symposium "Genomics of Rare Disorders" will be organized in Belgrade, Serbia, October 30th-November 1st, 2014.

The meeting will mark the official kick-off of the Genomic Medicine Alliance and highlights the implementation of genomics to elucidate the molecular etiology of rare diseases in Serbia and the surrounding countries, as part of the EC-funded SERBORDISinn project.

The Symposium Faculty consists of international renownded speakers from Europe, the US and Asia.

Lastly, the meeting will feature the 2014 Genomic Medicine Alliance - pUblic Health Genomics award, presented for the best abstract submitted for this meeting.

Registration will open in July 2014.

 

The 2014 Golden Helix Symposium Organizing Committee

 

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Venue

2014 Golden Helix Symposium venue

The 2014 Golden Helix Symposium will be held in the Tulip Inn Putnik Belgrade hotel.

 

The hotel is completely renovated in 2010 and features 85 standard rooms and 20 suites it offers comfortable and functional stay to business and leisure travelers. All the rooms and suites feature a wide range of superb amenities including working desk, telephone, radio and TV set, in-room safe, minibar, A/C and opening windows, and free wireless internet access is available in all areas of the hotel.  
Also, the hotel has a 950 sq. m. fitness and spa center, including an indoor swimming pool with whirpoolbath, sauna, gym with cardio stations, equipment for load of muscles and different types of massage.

 

Speakers

Organizing Committee

Sonja Pavlovic (Belgrade, Serbia; Chairman)

Maja Stojiljkovic (Belgrade, Serbia)

George P. Patrinos (Patras, Greece)

Radoje Drmanac (Mountain View, CA, USA)

 

Scientific Committee

Radoje Drmanac (Mountain View, CA, USA; Chairman)

Sonja Pavlovic (Belgrade, RS)

George P. Patrinos, Patras, GR)

Angela Brand (Maastricht, NL)

Belen Perez (Madrid, ES)

Maja Stojiljkovic (Belgrade, RS)

Jelena Begovic (Belgrade, RS)

Dragana Janic (Belgrade, RS)

Maja Djordjevic (Belgrade, RS)

 

Invited Speakers

Istvan Baloch (Debrecen, HU)

Nazli Basak (Istanbul, TR)

Clara Belzer (Wageningen, NL)

Goran Brajuskovic (Belgrade, RS)

Angela Brand (Maastricht, NL)

Beata Burzynska (Warsaw, PL)

Elisabeth Dequeker (Leuven, BE)

Lourdes Desviat (Madrid, ES)

Maja Djordjevic (Belgrade, RS)

Vita Dolzan (Ljubljana, SI)

Radoje Drmanac (Mountain View, CA, USA)

Ksenija Fumic (Zagreb, HR)

Irena Drmic Hofman (Split, HR)

Federico Innocenti (Chapel Hill, NC, USA)

Ming Ta Michael Lee (Yokohama, JP)

Hanns Lochmuller (Newcastle, UK)

Dragana Janic (Belgrade, RS)

Milan Macek Jr (Prague, CZ)

Pilar Nicolas Jimenez (Bilbao, ES)

Ivana Novakovic (Belgrade, RS)

George P. Patrinos (Patras, GR)

Sonja Pavlovic (Belgrade, RS)

Belen Perez (Madrid, ES)

Borut Peterlin (Ljubljana, SI)

Dijana Plaseska-Karanfilska (Skopje, MK)

Lejla Kapur Pojskic (Sarajevo, BIH)

Jelica Predojevic (Banja Luka, BIH)

Maria Puiu (Timisoara, RO)

Jelena Roganovic (Rijeka, HR)

Duska Savic-Pavicevic (Belgrade, RS)

Kostas Stamatopoulos (Thessaloniki, GR)

Alessio Squassina (Cagliari, IT)

Maja Stojiljkovic (Belgrade, RS)

Zorica Sumarac (Belgrade, RS)

Albena Todorova (Sofia, BG)

 

Scientific Program

Scientific Program

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

 

15:00 - 19:00 Registration

19:00 - 22:00 Registration for speakers

19:00 - 22:00 Welcome cocktail

 

Friday, October 31th, 2014

 

08:00 - 17:00 Registration for participants

08:30 - 09:00 Welcome Addresses

 

Keynote Lectures I

09:00 – 09:30  Radoje Drmanac (Mountain View, CA, USA)

Whole genome sequencing for personal and population genomics

09:30 – 10:00  Hanns Lochmuller (Newcastle, UK)

RD-Connect and Neuromics in Rare Disease Research

10:00 – 10:30  Belen Perez (Madrid, Spain)

Next generation sequencing applied to the diagnosis of inherited metabolic disorders

 

10:30 – 11:00  COFFEE BREAK

 

SESSION I: PUBLIC HEALTH OF RARE DISEASES

           

11:00 – 11:15  Angela Brand (Maastricht, NL)

Rare diseases – what’s in for Public Health Genomics

11:15 – 11:30  Pilar Nicolas Jimenez (Bilbao, ES)

Genomics of Rare Diseases within Europe. Legal issues

11:30 – 11:45  Elisabeth Dequeker (Leuven, BE)

External Quality Assessment of Genetic Testing: A necessity for quality of care

11:45 – 12:00  Sonja Pavlovic (Belgrade, RS)

State of the Art of Rare Disease Activities in Serbia

 

SESSION II: GENOMICS OF RARE DISEASES

 

12:00 – 12:15  Kostas Stamatopoulos (Thessaloniki, GR)

Immunogenetics in marginal-zone lymphomas

12:15 – 12:30 Alessio Squassina (Cagliari, IT)

Cluster headache and bipolar disorder: is there a link?

12:30 – 12:45  Beata Burzynska (Warsaw, PL)

Genomics and new perspectives for rare red blood cell disorders

12:45 – 13:00 Istvan Baloch (Debrecen, HU)

Monogenic diabetes - lessons from a rare form of a common disease

13:00 – 13:15 Nazli Basak (Istanbul, TR)

The distinct genetics of ALS on Turkey

 

13:15 – 14:00  LUNCH

 

Keynotes Lectures II

14:00 – 14:30  Federico Innocenti (Chapel Hill, NC, USA)

Exceptional responders in cancer therapy

14:30 – 15:00  Michael Lee (Riken, Japan)

Pharmacogenetic study of drug induced severe cutaneous disorders

 

SESSION III: PHARMACOGENOMICS AND INDIVIDUALIZED THERAPY

 

15:00 – 15:15  Milan Macek Jr (Prague, CZ)

Pharmacogenomic studies in rare disease diagnostics and therapy: Cystic fibrosis as a model

15:15 – 15:30  George P. Patrinos (Patras, GR)

Next-generation pharmacogenomics

15:30 – 15:45  Maria Puiu (Timisoara, RO)

Pharmacogenetics: A promising perspective for tailoring the antipsychotic treatment

15:45 – 16:00  Lourdes Desviat (Madrid, ES)

RNA-based therapies for rare diseases

16:00 – 16:15  Clara Belzer (Wageningen, NL)

Microbiota functionality and therapeutic possibilities

 

16:15 – 16:30  2014 Genomic Medicine Alliance – Public Health Genomics best abstract award

 

16:30 – 17:00  COFFEE BREAK

 

17:00   Organized transport to Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, Vojvode Stepe 444a, Belgrade

 

SERBORDISinn project: Future perspectives of research on rare diseases in Serbia

17:30 – 18:30 SERBORDISinn Steering Committee meeting (only for management team and SC members)

18:30 – 19:30 - SERBORDISinn project partners meeting (open for all EU, Balkan and local partners)

 

19:30   Organized transport to Tulip Inn Hotel

 

21:00   Conference Dinner (By invitation only - Organized transport from Tulip Inn Hotel to the restaurant)

 

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

 

SESSION IV: RARE DISEASES IN BALKAN COUNTRIES

 

10:00 – 11:30  PART A (short presentations, discussions, initiatives)          

- Goran Brajuskovic (Belgrade, RS)

- Maja Djordjevic (Belgrade, RS)

- Vita Dolzan (Ljubljana, SI)

- Irena Drmic Hofman (Split, HR)

- Ksenija Fumic (Zagreb, HR)

- Dragana Janic (Belgrade, RS)

- Lejla Kapur Pojskic (Sarajevo, BIH)

- Ivana Novakovic (Belgrade, RS) 

- Sonja Pavlovic (Belgrade, RS)

- Borut Peterlin (Ljubljana, SI)

 

11:30 – 12:00  Coffee break

 

12:00 – 13:00  PART B (short presentations, discussions, initiatives, continued)    

- Dijana Plaseska-Karanfilska (Skopje, MK)

- Jelica Predojevic (Banja Luka, BIH)

- Jelena Roganovic (Rijeka, HR)

- Duska Savic – Pavicevic (Belgrade, RS)

- Maja Stojiljkovic (Belgrade, RS)

- Zorica Sumarac (Belgrade, RS)

- Albena Todorova (Sofia, BU)

- Marija Zaric (Banja Luca, BIH)

 

13:00 – 13:30   Concluding remarks - Future meetings

 

13:30 – 14:30   Lunch

MEETING ENDS

 

15:00   Optional guided city tour for Invited Speakers

 

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Registration for the 2014 Golden Helix Symposium is expected to open in July 2014.

 

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