Genomic Medicine and Population Health

Interdisciplinary Workshop
December 9 - 11, 2019 / Cairo, Egypt
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 Network is supported by the German Academic Exchange service (DAAD) and funded by the Federal Foreign Office (AA) 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. 

Workshop + Round Table


This three day workshop and roundtable assembles leading experts in the fields of communicable and non-communicable diseases, genomics and bioinformatics in order to highlight the advances in genomic medicine and its influence on personalised medicine and global health. It is aimed at researchers, young academics and students.

This workshop will include talks and brainstorming sessions on collaborative ideas for the improvement of the disease burden in Africa and worldwide. Participants will also receive hands on training in bioinformatics and data analysis from experts in the respective fields. 


Future directions such as internships, theses and postgraduate studies opportunities will also be discussed, as well as group discussions on the improvement of employability and interpersonal skills.


Core Network Institutions

Cairo University

Network Members