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Genetics, Geriatrics and Neurodegenerative Diseases Research

The congress will take place at Fields Institute, Toronto 1-5th of May 2018. Leading scientists and researchers from around the world will discuss the latest major challenges in the field of scientific research, for the new targets of drugs, to develop new biomarkers for new imaging techniques and new protocols for early diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases, and for many other scientific achievements.


3nd World Congress ‘Genetics, Geriatrics and Neurodegenerative Diseases Research’. 1-5th of May 2018, at Fields Institute.

“The Laboratory of Bioinformatics and Human Electrophysiology Department of Informatics of the Ionian University in cooperation with the Wilfrid Laurier University are organizing the 3nd World Congress ‘Genetics, Geriatrics and Neurodegenerative Diseases Research’, which will be held at Fields Institute, Toronto between the 1st to 5th of May 2018. The congress includes various issues and roundtables on modern techniques of prevention, treatment and health research on Aging and neurological disorders in general. 

The congress , unique in the world that includes three of the most modern and popular disciplines: Genetics, Geriatrics and research and prevention of neurodegenerative diseases, focuses on recent developments concerning the above disciplines, starting from advances in research field and the latest scientific discoveries to the clinical and pharmaceutical applications

Leading scientists and researchers from around the world will discuss the latest major challenges in the field of scientific research, for the new targets of drugs, to develop new biomarkers for new imaging techniques and new protocols for early diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases, and for many other scientific achievements.”.

1st Satellite Event

9th of November 2016

Prof. George Paxinos' first novel presentation .

Scientia Professor of Psychology and Medical Sciences at the University of New South Wales

In the field of neuroscience, Prof. Paxinos is the author of the most cited publication internationally (The Rat Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates; Paxinos and Watson, 1986.).This is the third most cited book in science after Molecular Cloning and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

Paxinos has published 46 research books, 145 refereed journal articles, 30 book chapters, and 17 CDROMs.[1] He has identified 90 nuclei (areas) in the rat and human brains. Comparing rats and humans, he has identified 61 homologous nuclei. He has identified 180 nuclei and homologies in birds. He was the first to produce a reliable stereotaxic space for the brain of rats, mice, and primates — a factor fueling the explosion in neuroscience research since the 1980s. He developed the first comprehensive nomenclature and ontology for the brain, covering humans, birds, and developing mammals. 

In Corfu Greece he presented his first Greek novel called “Κατ’ Εικόνα” .

2nd Satellite Event

17th of November 2016

Speech of Director of BiHeLab Prof. P.Vlamos at the Wilfrid Laurier University

Presented by Prof. Panagiotis Vlamos

The establishment of a new Research Center entitled ‘Research Center on Computational Biomarkers (RCCB)’ was announced today on Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus by the Directors of the CARGO Lab and BiHELab. The center activities, will be focused on studying human biomarkers. Professors Ilias Kotsireas and Panagiotis Vlamos stated that the future aims of precision medicine will be based on personalized measurements of specific biomarkers. The Bioinformatics and Human Electrophysiology Lab of the Department of Informatics of the Ionian University is tracing new biomarkers concerning neurodegenerative diseases and constructs frailty functions depending on them. The CARGO Lab of Wilfrid Laurier University develops and implements sophisticated data mining algorithmic techniques which can be applied to the analysis of clinical data, providing exact results for the evolution of the biomarkers, involved in specific biological mechanisms. As stated by Dr. Ioannis Haranas the transition from micro scale data provided by computations of biomarkers to macro scale results concerning frailty will be of great interest the next two decades. RCCB will engage in collaboration opportunities with health organizations, hospitals and pharmaceutical companies in Canada, in order to gather and evaluate clinical date at a large scale. The center will encompass tools from Applied Mathematics, Data Mining, Modeling, Biophysics, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Neuroinformatics, High‐performance computing and Computational Mathematics in Biology. The center will be hosted at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus. Professor Ilias Kotsireas: Director, CARGO Lab Professor Panagiotis Vlamos: Director, BiHELab

3rd Satellite Event

15th of February 2017

Workshop “Management of Healthcare IT Projects (Save the project)”.

Presented by Mr. Ktenas Spiros

Mr. Ktenas Spiros, Director of IT Projects to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control Center, Rapporteur IT Project Management at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

4th Satellite Event

24th of February 2017

Workshop at the Fields Institute, Toronto“Computational Models of Neurodegeneration”

Speakers - Prof.  Panagiotis Vlamos, Prof.  Ilias Kotsireas, Dr.  John Tarnanas, Dr.  Michael Harney, Prof.  Stanley Liang, Dr.  Siv Sivaloganathan.

On February 24, 2017 in Toronto one of the most important institutions in the world, the Fields Institute, will host three Greek scientists implementing a massive research project with collaborations worldwide. Note that the Fields Institute is a center for mathematical research activity - a place where mathematicians from Canada and abroad, from academia, business community, industry and financial institutions can come together to conduct research and formulate problems of mutual interest. The Institute is named by professor of mathematics at the University of Toronto John Charles Fields, founder of the Fields Medal Award, given to scientists for outstanding achievement in mathematics, something equivalent to the Nobel Prize in Physics and Chemistry. The workshop is entitled "Computational Models of Neurodegeneration" and will present cutting edge technologies in modeling, mathematical analysis and computational practice primarily in the area of neurodegenerative diseases, and will contribute to the promotion of new partnerships.

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The Bioinformatics and Human Electrophysiology Lab (BiHELab) focus on recent advances in geriatrics and neurodegeneration, ranging from basic science to clinical and pharmaceutical developments.

BiHELab’s goal is to help bridge the translational gap from data to models and from models to drug discovery and personalized therapy by fostering collaborations and developing original quantitative approaches to biological and clinical problems.

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