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52,000 participants – 5% of adult population of Estonia in the biobank
52,000 participants – 5% of the adult population of Estonia
Video clip about the EGCUT:
Video clip about the University of Tartu Estonian Genome Center. Explained by director of center, prof Andres Metspalu.
Genomic Medicine Centers Meeting VI: Global Leaders in Genomic Medicine,
January 8, 2014 Prof. Andres Metspalu
Milani L, Leitsalu L, Metspalu A. An epidemiological perspective of personalized medicine: the Estonian experience. J Intern Med. 2015 Feb;277(2):188-200. doi: 10.1111/joim.12320. PubMed PMID: 25339628.
Pers TH, Karjalainen JM, Chan Y, Westra HJ, Wood AR, Yang J, Lui JC, Vedantam S, Gustafsson S, Esko T, Frayling T, Speliotes EK; Genetic Investigation of ANthropometric Traits (GIANT) Consortium, Boehnke M, Raychaudhuri S, Fehrmann RS, Hirschhorn JN, Franke L. Biological interpretation of genome-wide association studies using predicted gene functions. Nat Commun. 2015 Jan 19;6:5890. doi:10.1038/ncomms6890. PubMed PMID: 25597830.
Jin P, Andiappan AK, Quek JM, Lee B, Au B, Sio YY, Irwanto A, Schurmann C, Grabe HJ, Suri BK, Matta SA, Westra HJ, Franke L, Esko T, Sun L, Zhang X, Liu H, Zhang F, Larbi A, Xu X, Poidinger M, Liu J, Chew FT, Rotzschke O, Shi L, Wang Y. A functional brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) gene variant increases the risk of moderate-to-severe allergic rhinitis. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2015 Jan 30. pii: S0091-6749(14)03669-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2014.12.1870. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25649076.
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Top experts in reproductive health meet in Tartu
On 23 and 24 April, the UT Centre of Gene and Biotechnology hosts ten European top specialists in reproductive health of men and women.
The 15th International Gene Forum 2015 will be held in Tartu, Estonia, June 18-19, 2015
Gene Forum 2015 is an annual international high-level scientific conference on genetics and genomics held in Estonia.
The 3rd international BBMRI-LPC summer workshop “Biobanks, Data and Access” will be held in Tartu, Estonia, on August 26-28, 2015
NEW DOCTORAL STUDY COURSES ARE NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
The government tasked ministries with development of a pilot project for implementation of personalised medicine from 2015–2018