Alexandria University Genomic Committee is pleased to announce the 1st Scientific day in our series of meetings on genomic applications in health and social development. This meeting will explore how cutting-edge genomic research translates into clinical care and enlightens our understanding of genetic disease.
As genomic sequencing has gained popularity in the diagnosis and prevention of genetic diseases, our meeting will focus on large-scale genome sequencing applications that help in understanding the impact of recent advances in genomics and technology on the care of patients with genetic diseases.

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9:00-10:00 | Registration

Session 1: Welcome and Opening Session

  • 10:00-10:15 | Introduction to the National Egyptian Genome Project: Academy of Science and Technology
  • 10:15-10:45 | Why Genomics Research is of Public Interest? Chair of National Egyptian Genome Scientific Committee
  • 10:45-11:15 | Introduction to the new Egyptian Centre of Research and Regenerative Medicine Director of ECRRM
  • 11:15- 11:30 | Collaboration and Academic Support for Continuous Professional Development in Genomics Alexandria University Genomics Committee
  • 11:30-12:00 | Opening Keynote of Alexandria University. President of Alexandria University.
  • 12:00-12:30 | Coffee Break

Session II: Genomics and Community Health (examples of single gene and multifactorial health problems)

  • 12:30-13:00 | Updates on the Egyptian new born screening program. Ministry of Health and Population-Disability Limitation Section: Professor Khaled Otaify
  • 13:00- 13:30 | Infectious diseases and the evolving science of pharmacogenomics : Clinical implications of the human genome project. Prof. Ahmed Waheed. Faculty of Pharmacy, Alexandria Univeristy.
  • 13:30-14:00 | Treatable Genetic Diseases: successful clinical stories. Professor Iman Marzouk. Faculty of Medicine, Pediatrics Department.

  • 14:00-14:10 | Questions and Answers

Session III: Genomics and Technology

  • 14:10-14:30 | New Technology in Next Generation Sequencing (MGI)

  • 14:30-14:50 | NGS and its application in cancer.

    Prof. Marwa Hanafi. Faculty of Medicine, Clinical Pathology Department.

  • 14:50-15:10 | NGS and software solution

    Prof. Rania Elsharkawy. Medical Research Institute-Clinical Chemistry Department

  • 15:10-15:30 | Examples of NGS implementation in patient care.
    Professor Ibtisam Abdullah. Medical Research
  • 15:30-16:00 | Questions and Answers

  • 16:00-17:00 | Lunch Break