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Closing workshop: Human genomic population structure and phenotype-genotype variation in ADME genes along a latitudinal transect from Africa to Europe

SNSF project 320030 closing workshop programme : Geneva, November 6-9, 2019

Organizers: Estella Poloni & Médéric Mouterde
Dept. of Genetics and Evolution – Anthropology Unit
University of Geneva

Wednesday, November 6

Arrival of attendees, accommodation at the Home Swiss Hotel (7 Av. De Sainte-Clotilde, Geneva). Light dinner if desired.

Thursday, November 7
Sciences II building, Faculty of sciences, 5th floor room

Time Activity
9:15 - 9:30 Estella Poloni (Department of genetics and evolution, anthropology Unit, University of Geneva & Institute of genetics and genomics of Geneva, Switzerland). Welcome address.
9:30 - 9:50 Jules Desmeules (Head of the clinical pharmacology and toxicology services, Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland). The importance of clinical issues in pharmagenetics.
9:50 - 10:10 Getnet Yimer (College of health sciences, Addis Ababa University & Ohio State Global One Health LLC in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia). Ethics in genetic studies : perspective from developing country.
10:10 - 10:30 Said Al-Yahyaee (Department of genetics, College of medicine and health science, Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman). The genetics of the Omani population.
10:30 - 10:50 Coffee break
10:50 - 11:10 Sotiria Boukouvala (Department of molecular biology and genetics, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece). From NAT pharmacogenetics to comparative genetics and evolution of NAT enzymes.
11:10 - 11:30 Youssef Daali (Clinical pharmacology laboratory, Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland). Use of PBPK for the prediction of drug drug interactions in clinical setting.
11:30 - 11:50 Martina Čížková (Archaeogenetics laboratory, Institute of archaeology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic & Department of anthropology and human genetics, Faculty of science, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic). Subsistence strategies as a main force in population diversity of Sahel-Savannah belt in Africa.
11.50 - 12:10 Victoria Rollason (Division of clinical pharmacology and toxicology, Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland). Safety of the Geneva cytochrome P450 and glycoprotein-P phenotyping micrococktail in healthy volunteers from three different geographic origins.
12:10 -12:30 Estella Poloni (Department of genetics and evolution, anthropology Unit, University of Geneva & Institute of genetics and genomics of Geneva, Switzerland). Single nucleotide and copy number polymorphisms in CYP2D6: preliminary results on the ADME project samples.
12:30 - 14:15 Lunch break à Sciences II (cafeteria)
14:15 - 15:00 Médéric Mouterde (Department of genetics and evolution, anthropology Unit, University of Geneva, Switzerland). Genotypes and phenotypes in healthy Ethiopian, Omani, Greek and Czech volunteers.
15:00 - 15:20 Coffee break
15:20 - 18:00 Main discussion on results, publications and closing remarks
19:30 – Workshop Dinner at Café Papon

Friday, November 8
Anthropology Unit & Centre Médical Universitaire (CMU)

Time Activity
9:00 Pick-up of attendees at Home Swiss Hotel
9:15 - 9:45 Alicia Sanchez-Mazas (Head of the anthropology Unit of the Department of genetics and evolution, University of Geneva & Institute of genetics and genomics of Geneva, Switzerland). Visit of the anthropology Unit.
10:00 - 11:00 Mylène Docquier (Manager of the iGE3 Genomics Platform, University of Geneva, Switzerland). Guided tour of the iGE3 Genomics Platform.
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 - 12:15 Youssef Daali (Clinical pharmacology laboratory, Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland). Visit of the Clinical pharmacology laboratory.
12:15 - 14:15 Lunch break at CMU/HUG (cafeteria)
14:30 - 16:00 Estella Poloni, Guided tour of the exhibition “Africa, 300'000 years of human diversity”, Museum of Natural History, Geneva.
16:00 -  Free afternoon
19:30 – Dinner

Saturday, November 9

Farewell of attendees

List of attendees to the talks

  • Said Al-Yahyaee Department of Genetics College of Medicine and Health Science Sultan Qaboos University Sultanate of Oman
  • Sotiria Boukouvala Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics Democritus University of Thrace Greece
  • Martina Čížková Institute of Archaeology Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic & Department of Anthropology and Human Genetics Charles University in Prague Czech Republic
  • Youssef Daali Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology Laboratory Geneva University Hospitals Switzerland
  • Jules Desmeules Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology Services Geneva University Hospitals Switzerland
  • Giannoulis Fakis Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics Democritus University of Thrace Greece
  • Zuzana Hofmanová Department of Biology University of Fribourg Switzerland
  • Médéric Mouterde Department of Genetics and Evolution – Anthropology Unit University of Geneva Switzerland
  • Annick Mutero Department of Genetics and Evolution – Anthropology Unit University of Geneva Switzerland
  • Fanny Perret Department of Genetics and Evolution – Anthropology Unit University of Geneva Switzerland
  • Estella Poloni Department of Genetics and Evolution – Anthropology Unit University of Geneva & Institute of genetics and genomics of Geneva (iGE3) Switzerland
  • Victoria Rollason Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology Services Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland
  • Johan Schulthess Department of Genetics and Evolution – Anthropology Unit University of Geneva Switzerland
  • Christelle Vangenot Department of Genetics and Evolution – Anthropology Unit University of Geneva Switzerland
  • Getnet Yimer College of Health Sciences Addis Ababa University & Ohio State Global One Health LLC in Addis Ababa Ethiopia

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A research project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (grant 320030_159669, Applicant Dr Estella Poloni)

Internal collaborators

External collaborators

  • Dr Jules Desmeules, co-Applicant (HUG Geneva)
  • Dr Youssef Daali, co-Applicant (HUG Geneva)
  • Dr Mylène Docquier (iGE3 Genomics platform)
  • Dr Viktor Cerny (Charles University)
  • Dr Getnet Yimer (Addis Ababa University)
  • Dr Said Al-Yahyaee (Sultan Qaboos University)
  • Dr Sotiria Boukouvala (Democritus University of Thrace)

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