Professor Sofia Dosgow: "Genomic Sciences and Medicine has been developing in Georgia and the Organizational Committee of the Conference made contribution to the development by creating strong network of young professionals and students”.
On May 11-12, 2019, Georgia hosted an important conference in Georgian Biomedical Engineering - "Human Genome and Health – 2nd International Conference on Translational Medicine in the Era of Omics ". The goal of the conference was to introduce innovative trends and achievements in medical genetics, epigenetic, genomes and public health genetics. Georgian scientists and doctors, international experts from different Clinical and Translational Centres for Science (Mayo CCATS (USA), University of Louisville (Belgium), Aarhus University (Denmark), Universities of Wurzburg and Rostock (Germany), University of California (USA), Universities of Southampton and Manchester (United Kingdom), University of Amsterdam (Netherlands), etc. participated in the conference. The Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics of Tbilisi State Medical University and Georgian Society of Medical Genetics and Epigenetic organized the conference. (www.geneticsgeorgia.org). the conference was supported by the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation.
The conference covered following topics: personalized health care concept and perspectives, the importance of "Genomic Knowledge", roles of biomarkers in basic and clinical research and the importance of genomics, epigenomics and other "omics" in modern medicine. Jiang-Lun Luo (Aarhus University, Denmark) presented an interesting report, “Development of Regenerative Medicine through the Integration of CRISPR-Based Genomes Technologies”.
Professor Elene Abzianidze, the Head of TSMU Molecular and Medical Genetic Department and the President of Georgian Society of Medical Genetics and Epigenetics, opened the conference. Prof. Abzianidze presented the study about achievements in genomic medicine in Georgia and especially the scientific breakthroughs at Tbilisi State Medical University. Prof. Abzianidze expressed gratitude to Eka Kvaratskhelia, the coordinator of the conference, Nino Pirtskhelani and Tinatin Tkemaladze, the organization team members and guests for attending the conference. Jury of the conference awarded winner students of the essay competition “DNA Day” with various prizes and Merab Kvintradze, the 3rd year student of TSMU Medicine Faculty was among them. Within the framework of the conference, perspectives of further cooperation and mutual research projects were discussed.