Speakers

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Adriana Bastos Carvalho

MD AND PhD IN PHYSIOLOGY FROM THE FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF RIO DE JANEIRO. POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW AT BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL AND MCEWEN STEM CELL INSTITUTE. SHE IS CURRENTLY ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR AT BIOPHYSICS INSTITUTE CARLOS CHAGAS FILHO (UFRJ) AND RESEARCHER AT THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CARDIOLOGY.  SHE IS CURRENTLY WORKING IN CARDIOVASCULAR GENOMICS AND DISEASE MODELING USING CARDIOMYOCYTES DERIVED FROM INDUCED PLURIPOTENCY STEM CELLS.

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Adriano de Paula Sabino

PHARMACIST AND PhD IN PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES FROM THE FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF MINAS GERAIS (UFMG), POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACOLOGY AND TOXICOLOGY. CURRENTLY, HE IS ASSOCIATED PROFESSOR, RESEARCHER AND MEMBER OF THE FOLOWING GROUPS: ONCOHEMATOLOGY, NANOMEDICINE APPLIED TO TUMORS, NANOPARTICLES FOR BIOLOGICAL APPLICATION. EFFECTIVE MEMBER OF THE BRAZILIAN ASSOCIATION OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES (ABCF) AND BRAZILIAN ASSOCIATION OF HEMATOLOGY, HEMOTHERAPY AND CELL THERAPY.

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Alessandra de Sá Earp Siqueira

MD AND PhD IN MANAGEMENT FROM THE FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF RIO DE JANEIRO (UFRJ). CURRENTLY SHE’S THE DIRECTOR OF DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN THE SECRETARY OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, INNOVATION AND STRATEGIC INPUTS IN HEALTH FROM THE BRAZILIAN MINISTRY OF HEALTH.

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Alice Popejoy

BACHELOR IN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND PhD IN PUBLIC HEALTH GENETICS, HAS EARNED A CERTIFICATE IN STATISTICAL GENETICS FROM THE DEPARTMENTS OF STATISTICS AND BIOSTATISTICS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON. HER RESEARCH IN PUBLIC HEALTH GENETICS IS INTERDISCIPLINARY ACROSS COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY AND BIOINFORMATICS, PROTEIN FAMILY EVOLUTION, STATISTICAL GENETICS, AND BIOETHICS. SHE IS CURRENTLY ASSISTANT PROFESSOR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS, USA.

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Augusto Afonso Guerra Junior

PHARMACIST AND PhD IN PUBLIC HEALTH (EPIDEMIOLOGY) FROM THE FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF MINAS GERAIS (UFMG). CURRENTLY IS ASSOCIATED PROFESSOR AT UFMG AND RESEARCHER IN PHARMACOEPIDEMILOGY, PHARMACOGENOMICS, PHARMACOECONOMY AND DATA ENGINEER. HE IS ALSO COORDINATOR OF THE CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE IN HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGIES AND THE LABORATORY OF PHARMACOGENOMICS RESEARCH AT UFMG.

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Eduardo Martin Tarazona Santos

BACHELOR BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND PhD IN BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA (ITALY), AND BIOCHEMISTRY FROM THE FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF MINAS GERAIS (UFMG, BRAZIL). HE DID A POST DOCTORAL IN GENETICS OF HUMAN POPULATIONS AND GENETIC EPIDEMIOLOGY AT MARYLAND AND NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE (NIH, EUA) HE IS CURRENTLY ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF HUMAN GENETICS AT THE FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF MINAS GERAIS, HEADING THE LABORATORY OF HUMAN GENETIC DIVERSITY (LDGH).

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Fabio Liberante

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (GENETICS) AND PhD IN LEUKAEMIA BIOLOGY AT QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY BELFAST IN NORTHERN IRELAND. AS A POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER WORKED AT THE LUDWIG BOLTZMANN INSTITUTE FOR CANCER RESEARCH IN VIENNA AND PLAYED A CRUCIAL ROLE IN GROWING THE SYNTHETIC GENOMICS INITIATIVE AT THE WELLCOME SANGER INSTITUTE, CAMBRIDGE, UK. CURRENTLY IS PART OF THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY THAT IS GA4GH.

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Fábio Maya Cavalcante

BACHELOR IN COMPUTER ENGINEERING.  IN 2010, FÁBIO BEGAN HIS CAREER AT THE INNOVATION SECRETARIAT OF THE MINISTRY OF DEVELOPMENT, INDUSTRY AND FOREIGN TRADE, DESIGNING PUBLIC POLICIES TO ENCOURAGE INNOVATION. IN 2012, HE JOINED THE TEAM OF THE SUPERINTENDENCE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY AT ANEEL. IN 2021, HE WAS INVITED TO ASSUME THE POSITION OF PLANNING AND INSTITUTIONAL RELATIONS COORDINATOR AT THE BRAZILIAN COMPANY FOR INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND INNOVATION (EMBRAPII), WHERE COORDINATES ACTIONS IN THE AREA OF ​​HEALTH.

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Gabriel da Luz Wallau

BACHELOR IN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND PHD IN ANIMAL BIODIVERSITY FROM FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF SANTA MARIA. HE IS CURRENTLY A RESEARCHER IN THE DEPARTMENT OF ENTOMOLOGY AND BIOINFORMATICS, AGGEU MAGALHÃES INSTITUTE – OSWALDO CRUZ FOUNDATION AND LEADER OF THE CNPQ’S PATHOGENS AND VECTORS GENOMIC RESEARCH GROUP.

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Iscia Teresinha Lopes-Cendes

MD AND PhD FROM MCGILL UNIVERSITY, CANADA. SHE IS A PROFESSOR OF MEDICAL GENETICS AND GENOMIC MEDICINE AT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE, SCHOOL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, UNICAMP.  SHE HAS PARTICIPATED IN ESTABLISHING THE BRAZILIAN INITIATIVE ON PRECISION MEDICINE IN 2015, WHICH LAUNCHED THE FIRST PUBLIC GENOMIC DATABASE IN LATIN AMERICA, AND THE LATINGEN IN 2017, A WEB PORTAL FOR THE SHARING OF GENETIC AND GENOMIC INFORMATION IN LATIN AMERICA. SHE IS THE PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR OF THE BRAZILIAN INSTITUTE OF NEUROSCIENCE AND NEUROTECHNOLOGY, A CENTER OF EXCELLENCE FOR RESEARCH INNOVATION AND DISSEMINATION IN BRAZIL. 

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João Batista Silva Júnior

PHARMACIST AND PhD STUDENT IN PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES AT BRASÍLIA UNIVERSITY. SPECIALIST IN HEALTH SURVEILLANCE (FIOCRUZ), REGULATION OF BLOOD, TISSUE, CELL AND ORGANS (UNESP/SP) AND IN MANAGEMENT (SÍRIO LIBANÊS HOSPITAL). HE IS CURRENTLY MANAGER OF BLOOD, TISSUE, CELL AND ORGANS REGULATION AT ANVISA (BRAZILIAN HEALTH SURVEILLANCE AGENCY).

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João Bosco de Oliveira Filho

MD AND PhD IN CLINICAL PATHOLOGY FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF SÃO PAULO AND EXPERIMENTAL IMMUNOLOGY FROM UNIVERSITY OF AMSTERDAM. HE IS CURRENTLY MEDICAL MANAGER OF GENOMICS SERVICE AND COORDINATOR OF PRECISION MEDICINE PROGRAM AT ALBERT EINSTEIN ISRAELITE HOSPITAL. PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR OF RARE GENOMES PROJECT.

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Jonathan Appleby

JONATHAN HAS 20 YEARS’ EXPERIENCE OF R&D AND HAS WORKED IN ALL PHASES OF DRUG DEVELOPMENT FROM TARGET IDENTIFICATION THROUGH TO PHASE IV ACROSS A BROAD RANGE OF THERAPEUTIC AREAS. JONATHAN WAS CHIEF SCIENTIFIC OFFICER FOR CELL AND GENE THERAPY IN GSK'S RARE DISEASES UNIT. AT THE MOMENT, JONATHAN APPLEBY IS CHIEF SCIENTIFIC OFFICER AT THE UK’S CELL AND GENE THERAPY CATAPULT (CGT CATAPULT).

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Lygia da Veiga Pereira

PHYSICIST AND PhD IN BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES WITH EMPHASIS IN HUMAN GENETICS FROM MOUNT SINAI GRADUATE SCHOOL/CITY - UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK. SHE IS CURRENTLY PROFESSOR IN THE DEPARTMENT OF GENETICS AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY AT UNIVERSITY OF SÃO PAULO, COORDINATING THE NATIONAL LABORATORY FOR RESEARCH IN EMBRYONIC STEM CELLS.

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Marcelo Antonio Cartaxo Queiroga Lopes

MD AND PRESIDENT OF THE BRAZILIAN SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY (SBC). HE IS CURRENTLY BRAZILIAN MINISTER OF HEALTH.

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Marina Candido Visontai Cormedi

MD AND PhD STUDENT IN CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, STEM CELLS AND CELL THERAPY AT THE FACULTY OF MEDICINE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SÃO PAULO, WITH RESEARCH FOCUSING ON THE STUDY OF POLYGENIC RISK SCORES ASSOCIATED WITH CANCER IN BRAZILIAN POPULATION.

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Martín Hernan Bonamino

BACHELOR IN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND PhD IN BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY FROM THE FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF RIO DE JANEIRO (UFRJ). HE IS CURRENTLY A RESEARCHER AT THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE AND SPECIALIST AT THE OSWALDO CRUZ FOUNDATION, FOCUSING ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF CELL AND GENE THERAPIES IN THE FIELD OF ONCOLOGY.

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Nara Lygia de Macena Sobreira

MD AND PhD IN HUMAN GENETICS FROM JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY, USA. SHE IS CURRENTLY ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF GENETIC MEDICINE AT JOHNS HOPKINS.

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Paulo Roberto Slud Brofman

MD AND PhD FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF SÃO PAULO (USP). CURRENTLY HE IS TITULAR PROFESSOR AT THE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE OF THE PONTIFICAL CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF PARANÁ AND COORDINATES THE CENTER FOR CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY-STEM CELLS OF THE NATIONAL NETWORK OF CELLULAR THERAPY OF THE BRAZILIAN MINISTRY OF HEALTH.

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Priscilla Azevedo Souza

NURSE AND PhD IN PUBLIC HEALTH FROM BRASÍLIA UNIVERSITY. CURRENTLY SHE IS TECHNICAL ANALYST FOR PUBLIC HEALTH POLICIES AND HOLDS THE POSITION OF GENERAL COORDINATOR FOR STRATEGIC ACTIONS IN CLINICAL RESEARCH, DEPARTAMENT OF SCIENCE, AND TECHNOLOGY, SECRETARIAT OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND STRATEGIC INPUTS (SCTIE), MINISTERY OF HEALTH.

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Sandra de Castro Barros

PHARMACIST WITH EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE IN MANAGEMENT. SHE IS A PUBLIC AGENT OF THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND CURRENTLY HEADS THE SECRETARIAT OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND STRATEGIC INPUTS (SCTIE). SHE WORKED IN THE FORMULATION OF PUBLIC POLICIES, AS WELL AS IN THE CREATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACEUTICAL ASSISTANCE / DAF / SCTIE.

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Sue Hill

SENIOR RESPONSIBLE OFFICER FOR GENOMICS IN NHS ENGLAND, LEADING DEVELOPMENTS IN THIS AREA, HAVING PREVIOUSLY ESTABLISHED THE NHS GENOMIC MEDICINE CENTERS AND LED THE NHS CONTRIBUTION TO THE 100,000 GENOMES PROJECT. SHE IS A RESPIRATORY SCIENTIST BY BACKGROUND WITH AN INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC AND CLINICAL RESEARCH REPUTATION.