Chair of the Scientific Committee
Director of the Centre Universitaire Romand for Pediatric Surgery (CURCP), Barbara Wildhaber, winner of several research prizes, is also President of the Swiss Society of Pediatric Surgery. Learn more.
Professor and Chairman of Genetic Medicine at the University of Geneva Medical School, and Director of the iGE3 Institute of Genetics and Genomics in Geneva, Switzerland. His work as a geneticist is recognized internationally. Learn more.
Currently Prof. emeritus at the Univ. of Lausanne, JSB contributed significantly to the field of human genetics. He was from 2003-2012 Director of the Dept. of Medical Genetics at the Univ. of Lausanne (UNIL) and of the Medical Genetics Service of the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV), and from 2013-2016, head of clinical bioinformatics at the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics. Learn more.
Jacques Birraux is a physician of the Department of Pediatric Surgery at the University Hospital of Geneva. Dr. Birraux is a specialist in pediatric urology and very active in research in this field. Learn more.
Scientific Director of the Bambino Gesù Hospital in Rome (Italy), Bruno Dallapiccola is Professor of Medical Genetics and Coordinator of Orphanet Italy. He is the author of more than 700 scientific publications and awarded with more than 24 scientific prizes. He has created and coordinated numerous genetic diagnostic services in hospitals, universities and laboratories. He is a member or delegate of many health boards in Italy and at European level. Learn more.
Célia Delozier-Blanchet is Director of Clinical Services at Genetic Medicine Central California. She is also an Assistant Professor of pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco (USA). Learn more.
Marisa Jaconi’s work in the field of stem cells is recognized at international level. Dr. Jaconi is Professor and Research Master in the Department of Pathology and Immunology of the University of Geneva. She works on the mechanisms of cell differentiation of cardiac cells. Learn more.
Stanislas Lyonnet is Director of Imagine, the Institute of Genetic Diseases in Paris, France. He is also a Professor of genetics at the University of Paris Descartes and a clinical geneticist in the Department of Medical Genetics of the Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades. Learn more.
Martin Meuli is Head of the Department of Pediatric Surgery at the University Hospital of Zurich and a regular Professor at the University of Zurich. Author of more than 120 scientific publications, he is a pioneer of fetal and pediatric surgery. Learn more.
Michael Morris, Director of the Molecular Diagnostic Department at Synlab Switzerland, was one of the founders of EuroGentest, a European network of excellence for the quality of medical genetics. Member of the Federal Commission of Experts for Human Genetic Analysis, he is the author of some 125 scientific publications in genetic analysis and quality assurance. Learn more.
Michael Nicolas is a Research Project Manager at Jules Gonin Ophthalmic Hospital and co-leader of the eyes bank in Lausanne, Switzerland. He holds a PhD in molecular and cellular biology from the University of Lausanne.
A specialist in the structure and expression of the genome, Alexandre Reymond is Director and Associate Professor at the Center for Integrative Genomics (CIG) of the Faculty of Biology and Medicine at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Very active in international consortia such as the ENCODE project, which aims to determine the function of each element of the human genome, he is a member of the Executive Board of the European Society of Human Genetics. Learn more.
Patrick Salmon is an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois in Chicago, USA and Co-founder of TransCure Biosciences. A lecturer and researcher at the University of Geneva, he is also a recognized expert in lentiviral vectors for basic neuroscience research.
Hamish S. Scott is Director of the Molecular Pathology Research Laboratory at the Center for Cancer Biology in Adelaide, Australia. He is also an Affiliated Professor at the University of Adelaide Medical School and a member of the Hanson Institute. Learn more.
Pediatric gastroenterologist, Etienne Sokal is a regular Professor at the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium. He specializes in pediatric hepatology and liver transplantation, where he has been working and researching for more than 20 years. Learn more.