Over the last few months B1MG project partners virtually visited three countries with well-established genomic medicine programmes: the UK, Estonia and Finland.
The video of these visits are now online. See the Resources section.
The visits aimed to better understand how to implement genomic medicine in healthcare across Europe. They also promoted knowledge exchange, with several 1+Million Genome Initiative (1+MG) member states taking the opportunity to present their progress.
The visits also included flash talks from Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, Spain and Sweden.
You can also find details of the visits in the ELIXIR news story.
Posted 17 August 2021
Five deliverables from the project have just been published:
Posted 7 June 2021
The April 2021 edition of the B1MG newsletter has just been released. You can read a report from the first B1MG country visit, plus news about Denmark joining the 1+MG initiative and information about the Genome of Europe proposal.
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Posted 8 April 2021
With great sadness we learned that our admired colleague Gert-Jan van Ommen passed away last weekend, Saturday 7 November.
As Professor in Human Genetics and head of the Department of Human Genetics of Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) from 1992-2012, Gert-Jan has greatly contributed to the Dutch and international human genetics and genomics field. He was driven by research into the biology of rare diseases, employing the most advanced technologies in research and therapy development. He inspired many international colleagues and young researchers to improve healthcare and make scientific discoveries work for patients.
Gert-Jan had a great interest in the ethical, legal and societal aspects of genome science, and in public and professional communication. He was Editor-in-chief of the European Journal of Human Genetics, has been president of the Human Genome Organisation (1998-2000) and of the Dutch (1993-2000) and European (2003-2004) Societies of Human Genetics. Beyond his personal scientific work, Gert-Jan was particularly involved in development of the national and international research infrastructure in the human genetics field, such as in the field of biobanking. Gert-Jan had a great ability to bring together people with opposing viewpoints, and he was a ‘mentor’ to many colleagues.
As a strong advocate for sharing and using genetic information, Gert-Jan has been one of the driving forces behind the Dutch participation in the European 1+ Million Genomes initiative. Despite his retirement and severe disease, he has been highly involved in the 1+MG initiative in several ways. Even until just a few weeks ago he was an active member of the 1+MG Coordination Group. Until the very end he remained committed to the 1+MG goals and process to foster European collaboration in the implementation of genome-based health.
We have lost a great, amiable man who always kept up the good spirit in conversations through a catchy phrase. We will miss him dearly.
We would like to extend our sincerest sympathy to his wife, friends and colleagues.
Posted 11 November 2020
The Stakeholder Coordination Portal is now live. The portal allows you to exchange ideas and connect to other stakeholders and Work Package leaders in the project. It is a way the B1MG Stakeholder Coordination Group can involve experts from relevant groups (see Work Package 1). The aim is to create a vibrant community that will work together to improve the project outcomes.
Stakeholders include the following groups:
If you belong to one of these groups please register. Once you have registered you will be added to the Stakeholder Portal, then you can:
Posted 19 October 2020
The B1MG project launched in June 2020. See the news story on the ELIXIR website.
Posted 4 June 2020
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The table below shows the events planned for the duration of the project. Details will be announced closer to the date of each event.