Alliance Global along with Illumina participated at the Tenth Conference of the African Society of Genetics (AfSHG). The event is a partnership between the H3Africa Consortium, The National Society of Human Genetics in Egypt and AfSHG. The event was held in Cairo Egypt from the 16th- 18th of November.
One of the many aims of the event is to develop Human Genetics and Genomics in Africa, hence the theme this year is: Human Genetics and genomics in Africa – Challenges for both rare and common genetic disorders.
A major goal of the society is the organization of a series of annual workshops and meetings in various parts of Africa. A line up of excellent African, Egyptian and International speakers had been invited to highlight cutting edge human genetic research in the global arena.
Cerissa French– Genotyping Sales Specialist from Illumina represented us at this illustrous event with her successful talk on “Next generation tools for Epigenetics; from genome wide analysis to targeted solutions“. Illumina sequencing and array technologies fuel advancements in life science research, translational and consumer genomics, and molecular diagnostics.
The African Society of Human Genetics is a forum for scientists interested in Human Genetics in Africa to meet, interact, network and collaborate. The Society’s aim is to equip the African scientific community and policymakers with the information and practical knowledge they need to contribute to the field of genetics research and to attract global attention to the efforts of African scientists.
Alliance Global spent an exciting day at the Rosewood Hotel in Abu Dhabi to participate in The First World Congress in Artificial Gametogenesis held from the 9th – 10th October, under the patronage of the Lt. General H.H Sheik Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior and in partnership with Al Ain Fertility Center and Khalifa University.
The event presented the state-of-the-art techniques in Artificial Gametogenesis. The event summarized current experiences from different researchers in this field, and discussed the feasibility for Artificial Gametogenesis in Humans.
The First World Congress in Artificial Gametogenesis hosted a diverse range of visitors – mainly Gynecologists, Obstetricians, Specialty Physicians in the field of IVF, Medical Practitioners, Geneticians, Researchers and also Students.
The meeting served as a superb platform for Physicians and Medical Specialists to share best practices and experiences and to network with new and established colleagues, creating and strengthening clinical collaborations.
Alliance Global is excited to participate at the Seminar on Next Generation Sequencing – Clinical Applications in Oncology, to be held in King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Riyadh Saudi Arabia on the 21st of September 2017.
Dr. Yusuf Murgha, Application Scientist, will be representing AGBL at this event by giving a talk on “Routine genetic testing for cancer predisposition, diagnostics & monitoring therapeutics”
Speaker: Dr. Yusuf Murgha
Dr. Yusuf Murgha had done his PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan, USA. He specialized in developing methods to add value to microarray oligonucleotides pools. He later went on to join companies such as MYcroarray where he lead the development of oligonucleotide pools for cytogenetic assays and DNA oligonucleotide synthesis. In 2015, he joined Genotypic, India as
the NGS wet lab manager where he gained extensive experience in all aspect of lab management. Dr. Murgha has experience running an NGS core service lab offering multiple DNA and RNA applications on Illumina and Ion Torrent platforms. He has 4 methods publications for the development of NGS reagent kits.
Alliance Global (AGBL)
The AGBL Group of companies is the largest biomedical gateway to the emerging markets of the Middle East, Africa and Asia. The group is dedicated to bringing innovative technologies and products to researchers, clinicians, and diagnostic users in the emerging healthcare markets within the MENA region. The group employs dedicated teams of product and applications specialists, and has many offices across the region offering distribution, consulting and product development services to world-renowned manufacturers of biomedical technologies. The group’s stated mission is to improve the lives of the region’s inhabitants through novel biomedical technologies and products.
Alliance Global was a sponsor this year at the 10th H3 Africa Consortium Meetings which was held in Gaborone, Botswana from the 12th – 15th of May at the Grand Palm Hotel Casino Convention Resort. The goal of the H3 Africa initiative is to facilitate a contemporary research approach to the study of the genomic and environmental determinants of common diseases in Africa, with the purpose of improving the health of African populations. Raksha Toolsi – Senior Sales Specialist for AGBL Sub Sahara was at the event representing Alliance Global as an exhibitor.
Alliance Global will be participating in the 9th edition of Obs-Gyne Exhibition & Congress. The conference is CME accredited and is the regions only show for women’s health professionals, it will be held from the 19th – 21st of April at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Center. The event will cover the management and prevention of chronic diseases pregnancy, the latest the latest updates in the detection and treatment of gyneoncologic disorders, the latest surgical techniques for the management of a range of gynaecologic disorders, evaluation of current and evidence-based approaches to managing menopause, appraisal of the latest clinical research and improve patient outcomes in reproductive health issues.
Alliance global participated in the The 2nd Upper Egypt Assisted Reproductive Conference 2017 in Cairo Egypt from the 22nd – 24th of Feb 2017. UEARS 2017 main theme was Translational Research in ART: Basic Science to Improve Clinical Practice. As the theme implies, it explored the reciprocation of ground breaking notions in the field of “Assisted Reproduction” with iconic mixture between International & Egyptian scholars.
The Conference featured leading state of The Art Lectures from KOL scientists, plenary lectures, interdisciplinary symposia, workshops, Hands-on, oral and poster sessions for all the participants to facilitate discussions on diagnosis; improve access and quality care; optimize the coordination of service providers; and foster high impact clinical research to expedite improved medical treatments. The conference mainly aimed at the education of the medical community and dissemination of reliable information to at-risk populations
Alliance Global participated in the 31st International Human Papilloma Virus Conference which was held in Cape Town, South Africa from the 28th Feb – 4th March 2017.
The conference covered papilloma virus (PV)-related topics from basic science to global health impact. In line with the IPVS mission of addressing the most recent advances across the spectrum of PV research, conference themes included the epidemiology and molecular biology of PVs; animal models for the study of papillomaviral disease; impact of the microbiome on HPV; basic immunology and pathogenesis of PVs; therapeutic and prophylactic vaccines; prevention of cervical cancer and other PV-associated diseases, and promotion of the spread of the scientific knowledge to benefit the whole community.
Arab Health is the largest gathering of healthcare and trade professionals in the MENA region. It will be taking place from the 30th of January to the 2nd of February 2017 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center, UAE. Come visit us at booth number Z2.B70 at Za’abeel Hall 4, we look forward to seeing you at the event.
MEDLAB 2017 will be held from the 6th – 9th of February at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Center. This year alliance global is one of the gold sponsors at the event, visit us at our booth Z4.E40, Za’abeel Hall 4.
The MEDLAB Middle East flagship event has established itself as one of the largest laboratory exhibitions in the world and has the largest number of conference delegates globally.
The 2017 edition of MEDLAB takes place from 6th-9th February and will feature over 400 cutting-edge laboratory technologies being showcased from over 700 exhibitors from 38 countries, expecting to welcome over 30,000 laboratory and trade professionals from all continents. During the four-day event, 11 multi-disciplinary conferences offer up to 28 CME credits that will be led by globally recognized speakers on topics including laboratory management, microbiology and immunology, and clinical chemistry. While incorporating new tracks specializing in blood transfusion medicine, laboratory informatics and updates in clinical diagnostics of cardiology and diabetes enabling the correlation of roles between laboratory professionals and clinicians. Delegates can also attend a number of workshops led by globally leading laboratory management and diagnostics companies. The workshops will cover a variety of areas including pediatric pathology and lab accreditation.
Visit www.medlabme.com for more information.
AGBL successfully held a workshop on MIC and StemCell Technologies at the Functional Genomics Symposium which took place at the Sidra Medical and Research Center, Doha, Qatar on the 14th of December 2016. Alliance Global’s Fatima Kakal, Product Manager – Cell Biology & Molecular Biology, headed the workshop. The title of the talks were on Molecular Biology – Are you ready to introduce the world’s fastest real-time PCR solution to your laboratory, and Cell Biology – Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell preclinical research from patient specific cell; tools and protocols. AGBL would like to thank all of the attendees at the event that helped to make it a great success.
AGBL participated in the Functional Genomics Symposium 2016 which was held at the Qatar National Convention Center, Doha, Qatar.from the 12th – 15th of December. The theme of the symposium was “Nature vs. Nurture” and was organized as part of the Sidra Symposia Series and was directed towards academia, researchers, physicians, healthcare providers and regulatory agents involved in the field of genomics and genomic medicine. At the symposium, world-renowned scientists and clinicians presented state-of-the-art scientific discoveries, and addressed the interactions between nature and nurture and how the genetic patterns may be altered by a life experience, nutrition as well as the surrounding environment. The symposium will also addressed how these interactions are tackled and implemented in health care. Please see below for pictures from the symposium.
AGBL had participated in the 9th Meeting of the H3 Africa Consortium which took place in Mauritius at the Le Meridien Ile Maurice on the 27th – 29th of October 2016. The Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) Initiative aims to facilitate a contemporary research approach to the study of genomics and environmental determinants of common diseases with the goal of improving the health of African populations. To accomplish this, the H3Africa Initiative aims to contribute to the development of the necessary expertise among African scientists, and to establish networks of African investigators.
Please see below for some pictures from the event.