Split, June 28th 2013. – Central European scientific event in 2013, the 8th ISABS Conference in Forensic, Anthropologic and Medical Genetics and Mayo Clinic Lectures in Translational Medicine, was concluded today in Split. More than 550 participants and 70 lecturers from 45 countries attended the congress, and lectures were, amongst others, held by Nobel Prize laureates Ada Yonath (Weizmann Institute of Science), Aaron Ciechanover (Technion), Robert Huber (Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry).
Scientific committee of the International Society of Applied Biological Sciences (ISABS) brought forth many conclusions in terms of development of clinical and forensic molecular genetics in the peroid ahead, including the following:
All countries that have failed to do so must urgently synchronise their legislations in order to ensure legal framework for the exchange of DNA data when searching for felons.
ISABS has accepted the development concept of the new technology which is to be used by the police. The so called „rapid DNA technology“will enable us to get the profile of a perpetrator of a crime in approximately 60 minutes,
ISABS will work on strengthening the concept of personalised medicine where treatments will be adjusted to each individual in accordance with the build and structure of his/her genome,
ISABS will pay special attention to the education of students throughout the world as well as reward the very best among them
The next, 9th ISABS Conference in Forensic, Anthropologic and Medical Genetics and Mayo Clinic Lectures in Translational Medicine, will be held in 2015
During the congress, subjects such as „Cyber crime“, DNA analysis in judiciary-medical practice, analysis of plant and animal DNA for the purpose of forensic testing, importance of DNA data bases in the discovery of criminal offenders, molecular anthropology and the research of the origin of nations, DNA identification of mass disaster victims and many others were covered. In the clinical part of the congress topics covered the latest achievements in regenerative medicine, gene and cell therapy, individualised medicine, new molecular procedures and methodology for early detection of cancer, clinical importance of circulating tumour cells and immune therapy in cancer treatments
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