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I-CORE: Gene Regulation in Complex Human Disease, hosts a Korean NIH delegation

I-CORE: Gene Regulation in Complex Human Disease, hosts a Korean NIH delegation

I-CORE: Gene Regulation in Complex Human Disease, hosts a Korean NIH delegation

A team from the Korean National Institutes of Health visited Tel Aviv University and participated in a conference, the TAU-KNIH Symposium: Population Biobanking in the Post-Genomic Era, on April 23, 2013.

Opening remarks were made by Dr. Myeong-Chan Cho, the Director-General of the KNIH and Prof. Raanan Rein, Vice President of Tel Aviv University. The day continued with lectures on the Korean Biobank Project, one of the foremost and comprehensive biobank projects in the world. Participants heard about how chromatin organization and epigenetics “talk” with alternative splicing and how a human cell collection is being used for drug-response ‎biomarkers discovery. Issues surrounding human identification and DNA privacy in the genomic era were reported. A large-scale genome and epidemiology study was described, conducted by KoGES of the KNIH. Prof. Karen Avraham, an I-CORE member, described research on gene and mutation discovery in the new era, using high-throughput techniques. The day was concluded with a panel discussion on population biobanking for promoting international biomedical research. The conference was attended by faculty members and graduate students.

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  1. From left to right: David Gurwitz, Bong-Jo Kim, Eran Halperin, Yeonjung Kim, Ok Park, Karen Avraham, Myeong-Chan Cho, and Hyun-Young Park.

    From left to right: David Gurwitz, Bong-Jo Kim, Eran Halperin, Yeonjung Kim, Ok Park, Karen Avraham, Myeong-Chan Cho, and Hyun-Young Park.