The Increasing Role of Genomic Medicine in Population Health

The global burden of diseases in populations show profound inequities between high and low income countries. This can be reduced by generating knowledge on population-specific risk factors, comorbidities and genomics.

Advancements in genomic medicine will allow more precise diagnosis with potential applications in prevention and treatment therapies.

Appropriate, effective and economical integration of genomics into healthcare requires a multi-dimensional approach.

The GE-GPx core was established to bring together a multidisciplinary group of world-class Egyptian and German experts from various research fields/disciplines.  This collaborative core aims to establish multidisciplinary research and education platforms for healthcare professionals, young academics and students in order to develop tools and resources for translational research and personalized medicine. 

The Sustainable Development Goals - United Nations 2015

The ultimate goal of the Ge-GPx network is to improve good health, hygiene and overall wellbeing of the population,  by generating knowledge via  education and exchange of ideas, and strengthening the scientific community within the reach. Of importance, the network provides equal opportunities for males and females alike, this is especially important in low-income countries

The generation and use of 'omic data and platforms from different study cohorts to gather knowledge on communicable and non communicable diseases. 

The translation of genomic medicine into healthcare practice will have an increasing impact on disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment, management and surveillance. We aim to understand molecular mechanisms of diseases, with an important consideration of ethnicity, geo-environmental and socio-cultural factors. This will improve preventive medicine, responsiveness and targeted therapeutics.




Cairo University