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Omics and Personalised Health, EMBL Heidelberg, 16-18 February 2012

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  • Omics and Personalised Health, EMBL Heidelberg, 16-18 February 2012

    EMBL Conference
    Omics and Personalised Health
    EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
    Thursday 16 February - Saturday 18 February 2012

    Genomic, proteomic and other systems-wide molecular data are rapidly
    becoming available for individuals. This raises the expectation of
    personalised medicine and health management. However, genomic
    information has thus far made little impact on clinical practice,
    because of a number of challenges. These challenges include the
    complexity of genetic variations and their impact on phenotype, and the
    difficulty to validate robust biomarkers. The approaches to address
    these challenges will be discussed, including the use of experimental
    models for understanding functional effects of genomic variation, new
    genome-based diagnostics and treatments, prognostic prediction
    modelling, and realities of health care practice.

    This conference brings together scientists who study complex
    disease-related phenotypes with systems approaches in experimental
    models and in human cohorts, and those seeking to translate the
    approaches into practice.

    Topics overview:
    • Genomic variation
    • Omics-derived biomarkers
    • Personal genomes and pharmacy
    • Model systems
    • Personal health management, economics, ethics
    Wolfgang Huber