7th ISABS Conference

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Bol, June 24, 2011 – The Seventh ISABS Conference on Forensic, Anthropologic and Medical Genetics ended today after five days of scientific contents.

Conference book of Abstracts

Bol, June 24, 2011 – The Seventh ISABS Conference on Forensic, Anthropologic and Medical Genetics ended today after five days of scientific contents. The event, organized by International Society for Applied Biological Sciences (Zagreb, Croatia) with participation of Mayo Clinic, Penn State University, University of New Haven, Institute for Medical BioMathematics, The Henry C Lee Institute of Forensic Sciences, University of Split, University of Osijek, University of Rijeka, European Science Foundation, Genos–the Forensic DNA Laboratory, Croatian Society of Human Genetics, St. Catherine’s Hospital and Eye Clinic Svjetlost gathered more than 600 participants from 45 countries.
Participants discussed a wide array of topics in forensic science, including phenotype prediction from genetic information, identification of victims of mass disasters, plant and animal DNA analyses, cold–case forensics, topics in molecular anthropology, etc. The clinical part of the event included lectures on the new molecular methods used in early cancer diagnosis, new approaches to AIDS treatment, non-invasive prenatal diagnostics as well as gene and cell therapy. Nanotechnology and applications in medicine were also discussed.

The event resulted in the resolution to forge new collaborative arrangements in bringing cell and regenerative therapy to Southeast Europe. Forensic program led to the realization of the need for new modes of global cooperation among forensic scientists in the ongoing fight against international terrorism, global crime and bioterrorism; critical for success of this endeavor is training in these fields of additional new personnel. It was determined that some countries still have not established DNA databases for criminal offenders; they were urged to establish these databases as the highest priority. Furthermore, expansion of the existing DNA databases will ensure registering criminals at the outset of criminal activity, so that repeat offenders are identified faster and with greater certainty.

Invited Speakers

Christopher Asplen (Gordon Thomas Honeywell Governmental Affairs, Washington, DC and DNA 4 Africa, Chalfont, PA, USA)
Dušica Baboviü-Vuksanoviü (College of Medicine, Mayo, Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA)
Zwi Berneman (University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium)
Frederick Bieber (Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA)
Nicolai Bovin (Shemyakin & Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Moscow, Russian Federation)
Malcolm Brenner (Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA) Zoran Budimlija (Office of Chief Medical Examiner, New York, NY, USA)
Theresa Caragine (Office of Chief Medical Examiner, New York, NY, USA)
Filippo Castiglione (NRC Institute for Computing Applications, Rome, Italy)
Katja Drobnič (Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security, UM and National forensic laboratory, MNZ Slovenia)
Jakov Dulčić (Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Split, Croatia)
Moran Elishmereni (Institute for Medical BioMathematics, Bene Ataroth, Israel)
Henry Erlich (Roche Molecular Systems, Pleasanton, CA, USA)
Christopher Evans (Center for Advanced Orthopaedic Studies, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA)
Matthew Ferber (College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA)
Dennis Gastineau (College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA)
Arezou Ghazani (Harvard Medical School and Massachussetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA)
Esther Guetta (Danek Gertner Institute of Human Genetics, Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Israel)
Karin HaLevi (Institute for Medical BioMathematics, Bene Ataroth, Israel)
Carol Henderson (Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, FL, USA)
Thierry Hennet (Institute of Physiology, University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland)
Mitchell Holland (Eberly College of Science, Penn State University, PA, USA)
Edwin Huffine (Bode Technology Group, Springfield, VA, USA)
Stipan Jonjic (Faculty of Medicine, University of Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia)
Sree Kanthaswamy (California National Primate Research Center, University of California, Davis, CA, USA )
David Kaye (Eberly College of Science, Penn State University, PA, USA)
Manfred Kayser (Erasmus MC - University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands)
Ofer Klein (Rebecca Sieff Medical Center and BioCep, Ltd., Safed, Israel)
Jean-Pierre Kocher (College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA)
Yuri Kogan (Institute for Medical BioMathematics, Bene Ataroth, Israel)
Gunnar Kvalheim (Norwegian Radium Hospital, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway)
Doron Lancet (The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel)
Gordan Lauc (Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb, Croatia)
Henry Lee (The Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, University of New Haven, West Haven, CT, USA)
Hakon Leffler (Lund University Hopsital Sölvegatan, Lund, Sweden)
Henning Madry (Saarland University Hospital and Saarland University Faculty of Medicine, Homburg, Germany)
Damir Marjanović (Institute for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Genos, Zagreb, Croatia)
Boris Martinac (Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Sydney, NSW, Australia)
Marilyn Menotti-Raymond (National Cancer Institute, Frederick, MD, USA)
Timothy Palmbach (The Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, University of New Haven, West Haven, CT, USA)
Giorgio Palù (University of Padova, Padova, Italy)
Jef Pinxteren (ReGenesys, Heverlee, Belgium)
Giulio Pompilio (University of Milan, Milan, Italy)
Dragan Primorac (University of Split and University of Osijek, Croatia; The Pennsylvania State University and University of New Haven, USA)
Erdmann Rapp (Max Planck Institute for Dynamic of Complex Technical Systems in Magdeburg, Germany)
Pauline Rudd (The National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training, Dublin, Ireland)
Antti Sajantila (University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland)
Moses Schanfield (George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA)
Eliezer Shalev (Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel)
Stavit A. Shalev (Human Genetic Center, Ha’emek Medical Center, Afula and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel)
Artemis Simopoulos (The Center for Genetics, Nutrition and Health, Washington, DC, USA)
David I. Smith (College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA)
Daniela Steinberger (Institute of human genetics, Justus Liebig University, Giessen and biologis, Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
Mark Stoneking (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany)
Ron Tepper (Sapir Medical Center, Kfar Saba, Israel)
Andre Terzic (College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA)
Carmen Terzic (College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA)
Peter Underhill (Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA)
Daniel Vanek (Forensic DNA Service, Prague, Czech Republic)
George Vasmatzis (College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA)
Richard Villems (University of Tartu and Estonian Biocentre, Tartu, Estonia)
Samuel Volchenboum (University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA)
Stanimir Vuk-Pavlović (College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA)
Eske Willerslev (University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark)
George Wu (University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT, USA)
Manfred Wuhrer (Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands)
Simcha Yagel (Hadassah Medical Center, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel)
Kristin Young (University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, USA)