PhD course in Portugal 21-26 January 2013

23 January 2013

Sara Marques attended a PhD course at the University of Coimbra, Portugal, entitled Introduction to Pharmacogenomics – clinical applications.

This course introduced the students to the basic concepts of the field that aims at finding the right therapeutic approach for each patient according to their genetic profile.

Current clinical applications and projects that are expected to lead to future recommendations are presented, from cancer and neurodegenerative diseases to heart and mental health disorders, among others.

Students were actively involved in the course through paper discussions.