Monthly Archives: July 2014

Upcoming Symposium: Genomics of Rare Diseases

October 30th – November 1st, 2014, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia

The Symposium Faculty consists of international renowned speakers from Europe, the US and Asia.

The meeting will highlight the implementation of genomics to elucidate the molecular etiology of rare diseases in Serbia and the surrounding countries, as part of the EC-funded SERBORDISinn project.

Lastly, the meeting will feature the 2014 Genomic Medicine Alliance – pUblic Health Genomics award, presented for the best abstract submitted for this meeting.

Registration will open in July 2014.

For more information, registration and abstract submission, please click here to visit Golden Helix web site.
Download SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM of Genomics of Rare Diseases of Genomics of Rare Diseases Symposium in PDF format.

FOP: From Mysteries to Medicines

FOP (Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva) is one of the rarest, most disabling genetic conditions known to medicine. It causes bone to form in muscles, tendons, ligaments and other connective tissues.


Professor Frederick Kaplan, M.D., is the Isaac and Rose Nassau Professor of Orthopaedic Molecular Medicine and Chief of the Division of Molecular Orthopaedic Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania. He has dedicated his professional career to patients suffering from the FOP. Professor Kaplan has received numerous awards and honors including Best Doctors in America and was recognized as an American Hero by Newsweek magazine. He now leads the only center dedicated exclusively to the basic research and amelioration of FOP, the Center for Research in FOP and Related Disorders.

Dr-Frederick-Kaplan01Professor Eileen Shore, Ph.D., is the Cali and Weldon FOP Research Professor in the Departments of Orthopaedics and Genetics in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and is the co-Director of the Center for Research in FOP and Related Disorders. Her work led to the discovery of the mutated genes in FOP, and she currently investigates the cellular targets and molecular pathways involved in regulation of cell differentiation leading to cartilage and bone formation and identifying and testing potential therapeutic strategies.

It is our great pleasure to announce the lectures of Prof Frederick Kaplan and prof Eileen Shore which will take place at the University Childrens’ Hospital, Belgrade, on May 13th 2014. The Symposium is organized by the Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, University of Belgrade, as an activity of the FP7-REGPOT-SERBORDISinn project.


University Childrens’ Hospital, Belgrade

May 13th 2014, 13 PM

  1. Dr Sonja Pavlović, FP7 REGPOT SERBORDISinn Project Coordinator
    Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, University of Belgrade
Premier Next Generation Sequencing in Serbia
  1. Prof. dr Frederik Kaplan
    University of Pennsylvania, USA
FOP: From Mysteries to Medicines
  1. Dr Eileen Shore
    University of Pennsylvania, USA
Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva – a Rare Genetic Disorder of Extra-Skeletal Bone Formation
  1. Jelena Milošević, Belgrade
FOP from the patient’s perspective

Video reports:

RTS1 Jutarnji program – 13.05.2014.

RTS2 Svet zdravlja – 17.05.2014.