Golden Helix - Institute of Biomedical Research
The Golden Helix Institute of Biomedical Research has been established in 2003 as an international non-profit scientific organization with interdisciplinary research and educational activities in the field of genome medicine. The Institute’s activities focus mainly in Europe and also in the Middle East, Asia, and in Latin American countries.
July 12th, 2016
We are pleased to announce that the Golden Helix Foundation has entered an agreement with the United Arab Emirates University to become the Regional Center of the Golden Helix Foundation in the Middle East. The two entities have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for joint research and educational activities, focusing in particular in the study of founder populations. The two entities will also co-organize scientific conferences in the region, in the scientific disciplines of pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine.
June 29th, 2016
It is with great pleasure to announce that Professor Juergen Reichardt has joined the International Scientific Advisory Council of the Golden Helix Foundation.
Professor Juergen Reichardt has a long and distinguished career in gene discovery and, more recently the functional assessment of DNA variants. He was on the faculty at the University of Southern California for 13 years. He then arrived in 2005 in Australia as the Plunkett Chair of Molecular Biology (Medicine) in Sydney where he continued many of his investigations as well as branching out into new areas by establishing new collaborations in Australia particularly in relationship to complex genetic traits, especially heart disease. He served as the Head of School, Pharmacy and Molecular Sciences at James Cook University and as the Associate Dean Research for the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences at James Cook University. In January 2016, Juergenl took up the position of Vice Chancellor, Research and Innovation at YachayTech University in Ecuador, the first research-intensive university in Latin America which is modelled on CalTech. Juergen Reichardt has coauthored some 150 peer-reviewed publications with some 4,000 citations. Furthermore, he has held uninterrupted external funding for some 20 years on two continents. He also serves on the Council of HuGO, the Human Genome Organization, has coorganized various international meetings, incl. the HGM 2012 (Human Genome Meeting 2012 in Sydney; Australia) and a series of PacRim Breast and Prostate Cancer Meetings in 3 different countries, he was a visiting professor at many universities, incl. Rome in 2013 and serves also on ten international editorial boards.
The Golden Helix Foundation Board of Directors and Scientific Advisory Council warmly welcomes Professor Reichardt and looks forward to closely working with him to achieve the Golden Helix Foundation aims and goals, particularly in the Latin American region.
March 15th, 2016
The Golden Helix Foundation proudly announces the establishment of the Golden Helix Academy, as part of the Foundation's educational activities. The Golden Helix Academy aims to establish, in concert with established academic institutions, e-learning modules related to Genomic Medicine topics, such as Public Health Genomics, Genome informatics, Economics and Health Technology Assessment in Genomics and Genethics, These modules lead to Certificates, specifically aimed for the needs of parties from developing countries.
These modules will be provided in English, as well as in local languages, where applicable.
Please click here for more information related the currently available e-Learning modules.