Czech Centre for Phenogenomics Explains the Gene Therapy to the General Public

December 21, 2022

Outreach activities are very important to inform the public about research. In December 2022, Czech Centre for Phenogenomics (CCP) members started with a series of lectures on the links between gene functions and human diseases: The Gene Age Lecture Series.

This activity is part of the research project “TOWARDS PRECISION MEDICINE AND GENE THERAPY” of the Strategy AV21, flagship initiative funded by the Czech Academy of Sciences.

CCP presented a series of lectures on genetics and biomedicine for general public and high school students in December in the National museum, and the science parks in Ostrava, Olomouc, Brno, and Pilsen. The lectures covered: 1) Genes – how they work and how they are controlled (Genes and regulation of gene expression), 2) Genetic diseases – causes and emergence (Pathogenesis of genetic diseases), and 3) Gene therapy today and tomorrow (Current possibilities of gene therapy and its future development). Lectures were presented by CCP staff Radislav Sedláček, Jan Procházka, Petr Nickl, Tereza Nickl, Michaela Procházková, and Blanka Mrázková.

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