December 8th, 2013

The 12th Golden Helix Pharmacogenomics Day was organized on December 6th, 2013 in Aviano, Italy. This was the 3rd Golden Helx Conference organized in Italy after the 4th Golden Helix Pharmacogenomics Day in Cagliari and the 2012 Golden Helix Symposium in Turin. The meeting was attended by over 100 registered participants and provided CME credits to attendees.

November 29th, 2013

The Golden Helix Foundation has officially announced the organization of the 2014 Golden Helix Summer School in Aegina, an island near Athens, Greece, 11-15 September 2014. The Golden Helix Summer Schools are international educational activities in the field of Genomic Medicine and Genome 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 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.The scientific program of the 2014 Golden Helix Summer School will be announced shortly. The organizing committee has made every effort to keep registration fees low to encourage participation of attendees from developing countries.

November 20th, 2013

The 2013 Golden Helix Symposium was organized in Dubai, United Arab Emirates at the Al Bustan Rotana hotel, November 17-19, 2013. The 2013 Golden Helix Symposium was co-organized with the 5th Pan-Arab Human Genetics Conference, the most prestigious Human Genetics meeting in the Arab world. The Center for Arab Genomic Studies and the Golden Helix Foundation were the co-organizers that was generously supported by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences and was under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance (UAE). Several high profile speakers, such as David Cooper (Cardiff, UK), Angela Brand (Maastricht, the Netherlands), Jun Wang, CEO of BGI (Shenzen, CN), Radoje Drmanac (Mountain View, CA, USA), Ron van Schaik (Rotterdam, the Netherlands), Hilger Ropers (Berlin, DE), have delivered state-of-the-art lectures over next-generation sequencing, pharmacogenomics, genomics of rare disorders, public health genomics. This prestigious joint Human Genetics conference was attended by over 900 physicians and biomedical scientists from over 70 countries and supported by almost all the major biotechnology companies that are active int eh field of genomics research.

October 15th, 2013

The 11th Golden Helix Pharmacogenomics Day was successfully organized in Bled, Slovenia on October 10th, 2013, as satellite event of the 10th Balkan Meeting of Human Genetics and the 2nd Adria Alps Human Genetics Conference. The event was well attended by participants from several countries, mostly from the Balkan countries. The Genomic Medicine Alliance and the European Collaborative project RD-Connect have placed this event under its auspices.

September 23rd, 2013

The 10th Golden Helix Pharmacogenomics Day was organized, as Special Interest Symposium, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on September 21st, 2013 during the 1st day of the 5th EMBO Meeting. Several international renowned speakers, such as Professors Wouter de Laat, Sjaak Philipsen, Joris Veltman have delivered state-of-the-art lectures to registered participants. The European Collaborative project RD-Connect has placed this event under its auspices, and the European Molecular Biology Organization has kindly provided in-kind support.

August 1st, 2013

The Golden Helix Foundation proudly announced that Spain has joined the countries that participate in the Pan-European project to determine the frequencies of pharmacogenomic biomarkers in Europe. The participation of Spain to this multinational project is endorsed by the Spanish Society of Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics.

July 15th, 2013

Today, the management board of the Golden Helix Foundation proudly announces that the Foundation has officially incorporated as a UK Charity. According to Dr. Darrol Baker, director of the Foundation, "...this development will likely create new opportunities for fund raising that would further boost the research and educational activities of the Golden Helix Institute of Biomedical Research".

June 3rd, 2013

The 9th Golden Helix Pharmacogenomics Day was successfully organized in Zagreb, Croatia on May 31st, 2013. The meeting was attended by over 100 participants and supported by local and international biotech companies. The European Collaborative project RD-Connect has placed this event under its auspices. There have been several new collaborations that have emerged from this meeting, particularly in the field of economic evaluation in genomic medicine.

May 10th, 2013

The Golden Helix Foundation has announced that Dr. Darrol Baker joined as Director of the Foundation. Dr. Darrol Baker has a long experience in the field of biomedical informatics and whole genome data analysis. The Management Board welcomes Dr. Baker and looks forward to a fruitful cooperation.

April 15th, 2013

The Golden Helix Institute of Biomedical Research and the European Molecular Biology Organization have agreed to co-organize the 10th Golden Helix Pharmacogenomics Day in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on September 21st, 2013, as a Special Interest Symposium during the 5th EMBO Meeting. The EMBO meeting is one of the most prestigious scientific events in Europe. Please visit this website soon for more updates and the scietific program of this Special Interest Symposium.

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