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2018 workshop on 
using animal models to understanding the function of human genes
4-5 Feb. 2018
Tehran-Iran

First Day: Sunday 4 Feb. 2018

Opening Ceremony  (08:30- 08:45)

Quran Recitation and National Anthem

 

Registration of Participants: 08:45-09:00

Time

Lecture topic

Lecturer

09:00-09:10

Welcome of the Head of Genetics Research Center

Prof. Hossein Najmabadi

Ph.D

09:10-10:40

Mouse Model: Introduction & Methodology

Dr. Rasoul Pourebrahim

Ph.D

Break: 10:40-11:00

11:00-12:30

Zebrafish Model:Introduction & Methodology

Dr. Nadia Soussi Yanicostas

Ph.D

Prayer & Lunch: 12:30-13:30

13:30-15:00

Fly Model: Introduction & Methodology

Dr. Arzu Celik Fuss

Ph.D

Break: 15:00-15:30

15:30-16:30

Panel discussion

 Second Day: Monday 5 Feb. 2018

Time

Lecture topic

Lecturer

09:00-10:15

 

Experience with Mouse Model

 

Dr. Rasoul Pourebrahim

Ph.D

10:15-10:30

Discussion

Break: 10:30-10:45

10:45-12:00

 

Dr. Nadia Soussi Yanicostas

Ph.D

12:00-12:15

Discussion

Prayer & Lunch: 12:15-13:15

13:15-14:30

Experience with Fly Model

Dr. Arzu Celik Fuss

Ph.D

14:30-14:45

Discussion

14:45-15:00

Using Drosophila as a model to study the function of gene associated with intellectual disability: Experience (1)

 Genetics Research Center, Iran

Dr. Zohreh Fattahi

Ph.D

15:00-15:15

Using Drosophila as a model to study the function of gene associated with intellectual disability: Experience (2)

 Genetics Research Center, Iran

Dr. Mohammad Haddadi

Ph.D

15:15-15:30

Using Drosophila as a model to study the function of gene associated with intellectual disability: Experience (3)

Genetics Research Center, Iran

Ms. Somayeh Kazemi Nasab

Ph.D candidate

15:30-16:00

Discussion & Closing remark

Presentations: 

About Iranome

Completion of the human genome project in 2003 and availability of the human genome sequence to the scientific community are important landmarks in the field of human genetics. Since then, by introducing new technologies such as microarray genotyping and next generation sequencing to the field, several human genome variation databases such as International HapMap, 1000 Genomes, NHLBI Exome, UK10K, ExAC and finally Genome Aggregation databases were made available to researchers worldwide. Human genome variation databases like these have been playing a crucial role in interpreting genetic variations in the human genome and understanding the genetic of human disorders. However, many ethnic groups are not represented in current human genome variation databases. It is well known that many human genome variations are ethnicity-specific and we can not build a complete picture of genetic variations in the human genome without having representatives from all different ethnic groups in those databases. In addition, lack of representatives from specific populations and ethnic groups in human genome databases may lead to marginalization of members of those populations, which might put them in danger of discrimination by depriving them of the benefits of new advances in genetic technologies and its associated medical advances. So from an ethical point of view, this project improves health equity at a national and global level.

Access to clinical genetic testing has been growing continuously worldwide since the introduction of next generation sequencing technology to the field of genetics about a decade ago. Widespread access to genetic testing will have a remarkable impact on realizing the vision of precision medicine to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of human disorders, many of which have a genetic etiology. The benefits of precision medicine may not be realized for those groups who are not represented in current human genomic variation databases. With this in mind, the co-principal investigators on this project, from the Genetics Research Center (GRC) at the University of Social Welfare & Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran and Dalla Lana School of Public Health at University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada decided to establish the Iranome database (www.iranome.com) by performing whole exome sequencing on 800 individuals from eight major ethnic groups in Iran. The groups included 100 healthy individuals from each of the following ethnic groups: Arabs, Azeris, Balochs, Kurds, Lurs, Persians, Persian Gulf Islanders and Turkmen. They represent over 80 million Iranians and to some degree half a billion individuals who live in the Middle East, a region with rapid population growth expectations for the future (MENA Policy Brief, 2001). These ethnic groups are among the most underrepresented populations in currently available human genomic variation databases.

The Iranome Browser uses the open source code made initially for the ExAC browser by the laboratory of Dr. Daniel G. MacArthur at Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard Universities, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA with some modifications made to it by Golden Helix Inc., Bozeman, Montana, USA. For more details please see the FAQ tab.

The list of investigators and organizations who have contributed to this project include:

 

Principal Investigators:

  1. Hossein Najmabadi
  2. Mohammad Reza Akbari

 

 

Production group:

  1. University of social Welfare & Rehabilitation Sciences, Genetics Research Center, Tehran, Iran
    1. Technical team
      1. Zohreh Fatthi
      2. Marzieh Mohseni
      3. Khadijeh Jalalvand
      4. Sanaz Arzhangi
      5. Amir Amini
      6. Peyman Hooshmandi Raad
      7. Abdollah Karimnia
      8. Fatemeh Eskurchy
    2. Medical team
      1. Kimia Kahrizi
      2. Maryam Beheshtian
  2. Womens College Research Institute, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    1. Erin Sellars
    2. Hossein Nezhadi
    3. Maryam Bagherzadeh

 

 

National Collaborators:

  1. Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    1. Reza Malekzadeh
    2. Hossein Poustchi
  2. Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
    1. Aliakbar Haghdoost
  3. Shahrood Genetic Counseling Center, Welfare Office, Shahrood, Iran
    1. Payman Jamali
  4. Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran
    1. Pooneh Nikuei
    2. A. Azim Nejatizadeh
    3. Mohammad Shekari
  5. Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran
    1. Behzad Davarnia
  6. Gorgan Congenital Malformations Research Center, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran
    1. Morteza Oladnabi
  7. Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, Zanjan, Iran
    1. Akbar Mohammadzadeh
  8. University of Social Welfare & Rehabilitation Sciences, Genetics Research Center, Tehran, Iran
    1. Elham Zohrehvand

 

 

Biomedical Ethics Consultant:

  1. Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    1. Ehsan Shamsi-Gooshki

 

 

International Collaborators:

  1. Max Planck Institute, Berlin, Germany
    1. Bernd Timmermann
    2. Stefan Börno

 

 

Supporters:

  1. Dr. Reza Malekzadeh, Deputy for Research and Technology, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Iran
  2. Dr. Sorena Sattari, Vice-Presidency for Science and Technology, Iran
  3. Dr. Hamid Reza Khoram Khorshid, Chancellor, University of social Welfare & Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  4. Dr. Reza Najafipour, Vice-Chancellor in Development & Resource Management, University of social Welfare & Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran
The 1th International and 9th National Iranian Neurogenetic Congress

http://neurogenetic.uswr.ac.ir/index.php?&slct_pg_id=10&sid=1&slc_lang=en

Honorary doctorate
President of the Max Planck institute for molecular genetics, Dr Hans Hilger Ropers granted an honorary doctorate from the University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Irans deputy health minister for research an technology was present in the ceremony.

 

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