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Wednesday, June 16 • 9:00am - 11:00am
Genomics for Shared Research and Better Health Outcomes

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Genuity Science are pleased to convene this session focussed on research and policy priorities in the development of genomics and precision medicine as a driver of beneficial health outcomes for European and African citizens. The session will bring together leaders from government, industry, and healthcare to share practical examples of how genomics is being utilised as a tool to deliver benefits to citizens and to share practical learnings that arise when undertaking research collaborations between Europe and Africa.
Topics explored will include opportunities for advancement of the field of genomics by ensuring diversity in genome research, development of the bioeconomy in South Africa, advancement of paediatric cancer genomics in Tanzania, the application of genomics in understanding the biological drivers of mental illness and policy priorities for genomics development in Europe and Africa.

Contributors will include:
· Professor Owen Smith – Professor of Paediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Consultant Paediatric Haematologist at Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin, and Chief Academic Lead to the Children's Hospital Group in Ireland.
· Dr Trish Scanlan – Consultant in Paediatric Oncology
· Professor Jonathan Bond - Professor of Paediatric Molecular Haemato-oncology, Systems Biology Ireland
· Dr Peter McCarthy – Clinical Fellow, Systems Biology Ireland
· Dr Mark Bale - Deputy Director, Genomics Policy, Science Research and Evidence Directorate, Department of Health & Social Care, UK
· Ben Durham – Chief Director: Bio innovation, Department of Science and Innovation, South Africa
· Professor Steven Kushner - Professor of Neurobiological Psychiatry, founding member of the ENCORE centre for neurodevelopmental disorders, and director of the Center for Population Neuroscience at Erasmus MC
 . Dr Monika Frenzel -  International Coordinator, ICPerMed/EU-Africa PerMed

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Adrienne Leussa

Sales Professional Biotechniques & Illumina in Africa
I support scientists and technicians using biotechnology in Africa to solve health, food, water, and environmental challenges. I facilitate streamlined workflows with best-in-class products for improved efficiency, cost-saving, and reproducible results. My mission is to put Africa... Read More →
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David Kavanagh

VP Clinical Operations, Genuity Science
David leads Genuity Science’s global clinical operations and programs and is the managing director of our Ireland site. David is primarily responsible for the establishment and management of long-term research partnerships with world leading health systems, biobanks and cohort research... Read More →
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Trish Scanlan

CEO, Tumaini la Maisha
Dr Trish Scanlan is an Irish paediatric oncologist and CEO of the Charities Tumaini la Maisha and Their Lives Matter. She is also the interim director of the Global Health Department at Children’s Health Ireland.Since 2006 she has worked in Tanzania supporting the development of... Read More →
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Ben Durham

Chief Director: Bio-innovation, National Department of Science & Innovation
Ben Durham is a Chief Director: Bio-innovation at the National Department of Science and Innovation in South Africa. His responsibilities include the implementation of the South African Bio-economy Strategy (2014), and he oversees innovation developments in Agriculture, Health, Industry... Read More →
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Mark Bale

Senior Civil Servant, Genomics England, DHSC
Mark Bale is a Senior Civil Servant with responsibilities for genomic science policy particularly genomic medicine and pathogen genomics.He was the Programme Director for the 100,000 Genomes Project.  Since 2015 he has been partly seconded to Genomics England Ltd as Head of Science... Read More →
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Owen Smith

Professor of Paediatric and Adolescent Medicine, University College Dublin
Owen  Smith  is  Professor  of  Paediatric  and  Adolescent  Medicine  at  University  College  Dublin, Consultant Paediatric Haematologist at Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin and Chief Academic Lead to the Children Hospital Group. He is the National Clinical... Read More →

Delali Attiogbe Attipoe

Chief Operating Officer (COO), 54gene
Delali Attiogbe Attipoe is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for 54gene, a genomics research, services, and development company addressing the need to include under-represented African genomic data in research which could lead to medical breakthroughs and new healthcare solutions... Read More →
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Peter McCarthy

Clinical Research Fellow, National Children’s Cancer Service at Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin and University College Dublin
Dr Peter McCarthy is a Clinical Research Fellow at the National Children’s Cancer Service at Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin and University College Dublin. He is currently completing a PhD in the genomics of childhood and adolescent leukaemia as part of The SALAMA Study... Read More →
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Monika Frenzel

International Coordinator in the Biology and Health department, French National Research Agency (L'Agence Nationale de la Recherche, ANR)
Dr. Monika Frenzel, International Coordinator in the Biology and Health department of the French National Research Agency (L'Agence Nationale de la Recherche, ANR), represents ANR in several transnational collaborations and international funding programmes. As such, she is part of... Read More →

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