Portugal 2024 Invited Speakers

Dr. Ralda Nehme
Director
Stem Cell Program
The Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT
The 22q11.2 region as it regulates presynaptic gene-products linked to schizophrenia

Prof. Dr. Randall J Platt
Professur Biologisches Engineering
ETH Zurich
Novel genetic tools for investigating brain and behavior in 22q11.2 deletion syndrome

Prof. Beverly Emanuel
Professor of Pediatrics and Genetics and
Charles E.H. Upham Endowed Chair in Pediatric Medicine
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Looking Back to Move Forward the Sweep of History Regarding the Chromosome 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome

Dr. Casey Gifford
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Genetics
Stanford University
Genetic Modifiers of Cardiac Development with an Emphasis on 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome

Dr. Irene Zohn
Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Model organisms and Mechanisms of gene-environment interactions in structural birth defects

Dr. Stephen Scherer
Northbridge Chair in Paediatric Research and
Director of The Centre for Applied Genomics
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
Peter Scambler Invited Lecture: Genetics of CNVs informing human disorders and the prospects for treatment

Dr. Joris Vermeesch
Professor of Cytogenetics and Genome Research
KU Leuven
Cell free DNA and the Promise of Novel Biomarkers

Dr. Michael Granato
Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Mitochondrial proteins and neurodevelopment in 22q11.2 deletion syndrome