A training workshop introducing students to genome sciences and their biomedical and pharmaceutical applications, including gene therapy, pharmacogenomics, molecular forensics, and computer-aided drug design.

This workshop introduces the participants to Pharmacogenomics, with emphasis on computational tools for pharmacogenomics analysis.

The main objectives are:

  • Understanding the genetic basis for variability in drug response
  • Introduction to systems biology and pharmacogenomics
  • Introduction to drug development in the post-genomic era
  • Drug targets and inter-individual differences in treatment response
  • Practice on use of  selected pharmacogenomics databases and resources
  • Clinical Pharmacogenomics: Pharmacogenomics of Cancer Treatment
  • Applied Pharmacogenomics: Pharmacomicrobiomics
  • Ethical, Legal, Social, and Economic Issues
The second workshop in the Special Workshop Series (SWS) about bioinformatics and functional genomics: A basic introduction to bioinformatics with thorough hands-on training