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The Second Annual National Genomic Day

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As part of the continuous endeavor to develop research staff's scientific qualities and educational standards among University students, the CEGMR has great pleasure in announcing the successful completion of the second annual National Genomics Day. The second annual National Genomics Day was held a day before the first International Conference organized by the CEGMR, corresponding to 15th February 2011 at KFMRC auditorium. A full day event was attended by more than 50 biomedical staff members from CEGMR and GMU who shared their knowledge and presented the work they have been doing with passion for the previous year. The staff who could not speak on the occasion due to time limitations presented their work in the form of posters.                        

In his inaugural speech, Dr. Mohammed Hussein Al-Qahtani, Director, CEGMR thanked and praised the staff for their hard work and encouraged them to work even harder and show highest degree of team-spirit in order that they succeed in science. Dr. Adeel Chaudhary in his highest enthusiastic 'genomics tune' stressed on the need to implement advanced technologies at the Center that will help us in the better translation of our research into medical practice. He implied the way in which CEGMR has been at the forefront of such an approach. In addition, he stressed on the need to educate people about the role played by genomic medicine research in improving health standards in the society. He is of the view that those in the research field ought to spend at least 10 minutes every day to educate their family members about genomics medicine research. Dr. Peer Zada termed this idea as “GENOMICS TAW'IAH” (Arabic word for awareness in genomics).

The 'Genomics Day' started with recitation from the Holy Quran followed by a lecture by Dr. Khalid Thabit from the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, King Abdulaziz University. Dr. Thabit was cordially invited to give a presentation on the use of open source software and cloud computing. The one day program was organized into various sessions that included presentation from various speakers and poster viewing sessions. For providing a clearer picture of what actually was presented, the CEGMR Newsletter Committee has decided to publish the abstracts in series in each issue of 'GenomeExcell'. The Genomic day ended with an award distributing ceremony in which Dr. Al-Qahtani honored the staff with CEGMR souvenir for their unrelenting hardwork.
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