Conference “Diaspora in Scientific Research and Higher Education in Romania – Diaspora and friends”

Conference "Diaspora in Scientific Research and Higher Education in Romania – Diaspora and friends" Keeping the tradition of organizing the conference Romanian scientific iaspora, the Executive Unit for Financing Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation (UEFISCDI) together with West University of Timisoara (UVT), in partnership with the Ministry of National Education and Scientific Research organized the de- the fourth edition of the "Diaspora in Scientific research and Higher Education in Romania – Diaspora and friends." The conference took place from 25 to 28 April 2016, enjoying high patronage of the President of Romania.

This edition of the Diaspora marked the first time when this activity was organised otside the Bucharest, in university center of Timisoara, under the coordination of West University of Timisoara, hosting all the conference (plenary sessions and exploratory workshops, in areas in which there is potential Romanian and expertise, as well as in topics related to innovation and competitiveness of Romania).

Title of the workshop:
Perspectives in personalized medicine – from concept to clinical applications
Host institution:
Center for Genic and Cell therapies in the Treatment of Cancer – OncoGen
Coordinators :

The transition into the new era of biomedical research allowed the implementation results in advanced fields like genomics, proteomics, immunology studies to facilitate deciphering the complex mechanisms of diseases and open up new clinical and therapeutic directions. Witnessing in recent years to a paradigm shift in medicine represented the transition from traditional medicine based on the principle of "one size fits for all" to personalized medicine or precision medicine, an innovative approach to prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases, which takes into account the differences between individuals in terms of both genetic and epigenetic factors whose influence is more prominent. The workshop aims to be a place for sharing ideas among professionals recognized in the country and in the Diaspora and young researchers, and prepare the ground for future collaboration, with the ultimate aim to develop strategies to personalized therapies applicable in cancer disease and regenerative medicine and to develop of joint projects in order to attract European and international financing.