06.05.2009 [News]

Results of the Workshop "EU-EECA cooperation in Human Genomics and related Health issues"

The Workshop on Human Genomics & Related Issues was organised in the framework of the IncoNet EECA project (S&T International Cooperation Network for Eastern European and Central Asian countries), funded through the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development of the European Community (FP7) and hosted by the Academy of Sciences of Moldova.

It aimed to bring together stakeholders from the scientific community and S&T intensive industry of the Eastern European and Central Asian Countries (EECA)* and of EU Member States and Associated countries. Overall 48 participants from 15 countries attended the meeting in Chisinau (Moldova) from 28.04.- 30.04.2009.

EU officials and the coordinator of the IncoNet EECA project presented a brief overview on recent developments for S&T cooperation in the EECA region and the EU. After the participant briefly presented their scientific profile and main research activities a round table discussion helped to identify mutual EU-EECA key research topics within the fields of:

  • monogenic and polygenic pathology
  • environment and human genetics
  • population genetics.

Results of this workshop will provide input to the European Commission and to the Health Programme that could be used for the definition of Specific International Cooperation Activities (SICA) to be included in future Health Work Programmes. From the European Commission (Unit for Genomics and System Biology, DG Research) Patrik Kolar attended the meeting.


Workshop on Human Genomics & Related Issues, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

Workshop on Human Genomics & Related Issues, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova










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Ms Elena SEVERIN (elena.severin@asm.md)
Department for European Integration and International Cooperation
Academy of Sciences of Moldova (www.asm.md / www.international.asm.md)
1 Stefan cel Mare Ave., of. 335
MD-2001, Chisinau
Tel.: +373 22 27 22 54
Fax: +373 22 27 05 02

* EECA Countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Source: ASM