1 EUROGENEThe First Pan-European Learning Service in the Field of GeneticsProject ECP-2006-EDU-410018 co-funded by the Community programme eContentplus
KICK OFF MEETING
30 - 31 October 2007
Ronzano (BO) - Italy
eContentplus 2006 2 EUROGENE Project data EUROGENE Full title The First Pan-European Learning Service in the Field of Genetics EC Program eContentplus (2006) Call Call for proposals for indirect actions under the multiannual Community Programme to make digital content in Europe more accessible usable and exploitable (Official Journal 2006 C 172/24) Action Educational content 4.1 Targeted Projects for educational content Contract n. ECP-2006-EDU-410018 Start date 1 October 2007 Duration 3 years Budget Eur 3.599.994 co-funded at 50 by the EC 3 EUROGENE General Objective The EUROGENE objective is to migrate towards more efficient development of higher quality (multimedia) didactic material on genetics through the guided editing and assembly of educational packages based on the consortium proprietary learning design metadata framework and the sharing of different types of learning objects between content owners in 9 languages. The project proposes to do so by establishing the EUROGENE web portal as a reference point for the sharing of a critical mass of educational content items and packages offering an integrated toolset and service for content authors. 4 EUROGENE Partners List
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1 Month number the participant exits the project The EUROGENE Consortium is composed by 16 Content Providers providing a first content base of 50.000 content items. 5 Technological Partners who will provide the tools for content enrichment the necessary multilingual translation and the integration of tools in the Portal. 5 EUROGENE Partners List
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1 Month number the participant exits the project 6 Partners Presentation PARTNERS PRESENTATION 7 P01 EGF European Genetics FoundationITA
Michele Bianco Managing Director michele.bianco_at_eurogene.org
Andrea Zanolla Project Manager andrea.zanolla_at_eurogene.org
8 Partner 01 EGF (Coordinator)
EGF - Presentation
The European Genetics Foundation EGF is the is the leading partner (Coordinator) of the EUROGENE Project. EGF has coordinated more then 10 EU funded projects and has gained a proved experience in management and coordination.
EGF was founded in 1996 by a group of researchers who were already involved in the activity of the European School of Genetic Medicine set up in Sestri Levante (Genova Italy) in 1988 by Professor Victor A. McKusick (Baltimore USA) and Professor Giovanni Romeo.
EGF Activities range from the organisation of high level scientific training (the Nobel Prize Mario Capecchi is the director of the ESGM Cancer Genetics course) to the development of distance learning tools using the latest web technologies available. To enhance the availability the share and the quality assessment of digital educational contents is an integrating part of EGF efforts to improve the competitiveness of training and research in Europe in the field of Genetics.
9 Partner 01 EGF
EGF Key Staff
Prof Giovanni Romeo President
Michele Bianco Managing director and Project Coordinator
Andrea Zanolla Project Manager
Giuseppe Curcio EGF digital contents manager
Alberto Goldoni ICT staff
Matteo Barsotti ICT staff
Margherita Beltrame Serena Paterlini coordination activities and consortium management and enhancement
Residential training management 7 years collaboration with EGF (more than 50 ESGM courses)
Web Casting and on-Demand platform (16 Hybrid Courses mediateca for platform exploitation see website)
Project Management (involved in 4 adv.training and cooperation projects)
12 EUROGENE ProjectActivity 13 P03 The Open UniversityKnowledge Media InstituteUK
14 The Open University
160000 undergraduate students
25000 postgraduate students worldwide
More than 2000000 students since 1971
170000 students on-line 280 courses use e-learning
100 acre Milton Keynes campus 13 regional centres
7700 Associated Lectures support students
80 students employed when they commence their studies
15 Knowledge Media Institute
Founded in 1995
New technologies for Distance Learning
E-learning knowledge technologies semantic web multimedia telepresence and social software
In 1995 staff of about 25 people in 2007about 70 people.
16 P04 Telelingua International BE
Luc Van Haute
17 Partner 04 TELELINGUA
20 years active in Translation Services
Strong technical background in tools development
Follow the evolution of the combination of Human Translation with Machine Translation
Experience in EC projects
Project Management by Luc Van Haute ( 20 years expertise 3 EC projects via PNO Consultants)
18 Partner 04 TELELINGUA
Scope of work
Provide building and translation of Genetic specific terminology in multiple languages supported by SYSTRAN MT engine
Systran will import this glossary on Machine translation engine for better search results
Very close collaboration with SYSTRAN is needed
Number of entries depending on availability of existing material and SYSTRAN medical dictionary as well as budget allocation.
19 P05 ERASMUS Medical Centre NL
Cornelia Van Duijn
20 P06 University of PLYMOUTH UK
21 P07 University of SHEFFIELD UK
22 Partner 07 Sheffield Academic Unit of Mathematical Modelling and Genetic Epidemiology School of Medicine and Biomedical Science University of Sheffield Professor Chris Cannings Dr Dawn Teare Dr Kevin Walters 23 Partner 07 - Sheffield MSc Genetic Epidemiology/ Statistical Genetics Genetics Dr Angie Cox Dr Martin Nicklin Epidemiology Professor Mike Campbell/Teare/Walters Statistics Walters Program ming Cannings Population genetics Cannings Linka ge analysis Professor DT Bishop/ Dr Jenny Barrett Dr Deborah Thompson Association analysis Dr Mark Iles/Bishop/ Barrett Segregation analysis Teare 24 P08 University of PARIS SudFR
25 Partner 08 Paris-Sud
Title Paris-Sud University
The Paris-Sud University has a complete array of competences ranging from the purest of exact sciences to medicine. Medical training 3000 students and 270 teachers.
It devotes more than half of its budget to research and has 127 internationally renowned laboratories in particular the UMR 535.
The UMR 535 is an INSERM unit (25 members) devoted to population genetics and genetic epidemiology and headed by Françoise Clerget-Darpoux
26 Partner 08 Paris-Sud
Title Teaching of statistical genetics
In France the only teaching of statistical genetics (covering population genetics and genetic epidemiology) is an option of a public health Master in Paris-South under the responsibility of FCD.
External examiner for the Sheffield Master of Genetic Epidemiology
President of the International Society of Genetic Epidemiology.
Scientific Committee of the European Society of Human Genetics
Associate Editor for the section of Statistical Genetics of the EJHG.
All 12 teachers have an expertise recognized at the international level. Many of them (7) are researchers at the UMR 535.
44 Partner 15 Prague Institute of Biology and Medical Genetics 2nd School of Medicine Charles University University Hospital MotolChair Prof. Milan Macek Jr. MD DSc.
superspecialized consulting in medical genetics (part of the largest paediatric centre in CE Europe)
pre- and postgraduate teaching (preclinical biology in 2nd year clinical genetics in 5th year postgraduate courses)
inborn and inherited glomerulal disorders reproductive genetics spinocerebellar ataxias and neurodegenerative disorders neuromuscular diseases thrombembolic conditions CFTR gene mutations familiar nephropathies microdeletion syndromes cell signaling in oncogenesis autism etc.
44 EUROGENE The First Pan-European Learning Service in the Field of Genetics 45 Partner 15 Prague Institute of Biology and Medical Genetics 2nd School of Medicine Charles University University Hospital MotolChair Prof. Milan Macek Jr. MD DSc.
methylation) molecular cytogenetics of microdeletion syndromes syndromology and molecular genetics of neurological disorders
Clinical Genetics Unit (5 MDs 2 nurses)
pre- and postnatal genetic diagnosis and counseling pre- and postgraduate eduacation (cancer families neurogenetics - muscle diseases ataxias mental retardation and autism chromosomal instabilities microdeletion sy. in neurology and cardiology sy. with growth retardation sensory disorders and genodermatoses)
Cytogenetics Unit (1 PhD. 1 MD 8 technicians)
cultivation and cytogenetic examination (pre and postnatal) of human cells FISH examinations - interphase/metaphase (Di George(22q11.2) Prader-Willi (15q12) Angelman (15q12) Williams-Beuren (7q11.23) Smith-Magenis (17p11.2) Miller-Diecker (17p13.3) p53 (17p13) interchromosomal and subtelomeric regions determining of markers deletion of region SRY
45 EUROGENE The First Pan-European Learning Service in the Field of Genetics 46 Partner 15 Prague Institute of Biology and Medical Genetics 2nd School of Medicine Charles University University Hospital MotolChair Prof. Milan Macek Jr. MD DSc. Reproduction Genetics Unit (2 MDs 3 technicians) genetic counseling in infertile couple cytogenetics and molecular genetics in collaboration with other units preparation of gametes in vitro fertilization of oocytes ICSI and cultivation of embryos for transfer in utero cryopreservation of embryos and male gametes development of preimplantation genetic diagnostics Molecular Genetics - Cystic Fibrosis Center (4 MDs 1 PhD 2 technicians) molecular genetic analysis of cystic fibrosis and other known CFTRpathies (certain types of male infertility chronic idiopathic pancreatitis and lung diseases of yet unknown etiology). Established as National Reference Laboratory for the molecular genetic analysis of these disorders - Neurogenetic Center (2 MDs 3 PhDs. 3 technicians) molecular genetic analysis of neurogenetic disorders with special focus on inherited forms of neuro- muscular degenerations (DMD/BMD) Myotonic dystrophy Spinobulbar muscular atrophy Spinal muscular atrophy Spinocerebellar atrophy (SCA 123) Friedreich ataxia Angelman/ Prader-Willi syndrome Fra X. 46 EUROGENE The First Pan-European Learning Service in the Field of Genetics 47 P 16 ESHGEuropean Society of Human Genetics
48 Partner 16 ESHG (European Society of Human Genetics) European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG) The European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG) is an international professional society founded in 1967 which promotes research in basic and applied human and medical genetics to ensure high standards in clinical practice and to facilitate contacts between all persons who share these aims particularly those working in Europe. 48 EUROGENE The First Pan-European Learning Service in the Field of Genetics 49 Partner 16 ESHG (European Society of Human Genetics)
The Society encourages and seeks to
integrate research and its translation into clinical benefits
improve professional and public education in all areas of human genetics.
It has its financial base in Leuven Belgium and acts under Belgian law. Committees take an active role in performing and coordinate activities.
49 EUROGENE The First Pan-European Learning Service in the Field of Genetics 50 Partner 16 ESHG - Staff
The Education Committee is active in harmonizing education in Europe and in liaison with other international human genetic societies of other institutions that provide genetic education
ASHG (Celia De Lozier)
ISONG International Society of Nurses in Genetics (Heather Skirton)
International Bioethics Committee (UNESCO) (George Kosztolanyi)
GIG Genetic Interest Group and Genetic Alliance (Patient organizations) (Alastair Kent)
NCHPEG National Coalition of Health Professional Education in Genetics and Education Committee of Human Genetic Society of Australasia (HGSA) (Domenico Coviello)
NHS- National Genetics Education and Development Centre in UK (Peter Farndon).
Moreover the Education Committee is working in close collaboration with the NoE EUROGENTEST (www.eurogentest.org) (J.J. Cassiman).
50 EUROGENE The First Pan-European Learning Service in the Field of Genetics 51 P 17 ALINARI
Andrea de Polo
52 Partner 17 - Alinari
Alinari is the oldest photographic archive (over 4.5M images)
Contribution with 5000 images and related text
WP3 Sustainability model
WP9 Assembly and enrichment of edu content
WP10 Platform test
WP13 (Leader) Dissemination
Experience on EC projects since 1995 as coordinator/partner
Long time activity as project promoter including testing validation and dissemination locally and abroad
53 Partner 17 - Alinari
Andrea de Polo since 1995 involved on EC projects! Main role as project supervisor in the company speaker activity including testing validation and dissemination.
Sam Minelli IT technical manager. Strong experience on deliverables technical matters including metadata data mapping multi lingual databases ontology and semantic.
Francesca Tavanti skilled on legal and financial accounting tracking and reporting information. Good experience on editing complex project deliverables.
Ilaria Del Secco Main scientific and iconographic expert. Director Alinari Picture Archive.
54 P 18 MALTA
Stephanie Bezzina Wettinger
55 Partner 18 MALTA
Title Laboratory of Molecular Genetics
Research on thalassaemia and regulation of gene expression and inflammation underlying common diseases including myocardial infarction diabetes recurrent miscarriages as well as on other diseases
Conducts newborn testing and provides molecular genetic diagnostic services for St Lukes Hospital
Undergraduate and Graduate teaching and research programmes
Maintains a DNA bank of Maltese samples from random newborn and a from individuals with a variety of other genetic diseases. Partners in Eurobiobank and BBMRI
56 Partner 18 MALTA
Alex Felice is a Professor at the University of Malta and Program Director of the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics and Section of Molecular Genetics in St Lukes Hospital/Mater Dei Hosptial. Main research interest is in Thalassaemia and globin gene control.
Dr Stephanie Bezzina Wettinger is a Lecturer with the Institute of Healthcare responsible for the practical skills development of students and teaching at undergraduate and graduate level in Genetics. Research interests include inflammation and myocardial infarction gene-environmental interactions in Parkinsons disease.
57 Content Base
Mendelian and Non-Mendelain Inheritance
Linkage dysequilibrium recombination and gene mapping Family and Association studies
DNA structure and organisation
Mutation and repair Cancer genetics
Control of gene expression
Methods of Analysis in genetic research and diagnostics
58 P 19 VALLADOLID
59 P19 - VALLADOLID
The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Valladolid is the oldest Faculty of Medicine in Spain (1406) it is located in the city centre part of the University Campus and by the University Clinic Hospital. It also counts on a General Library housing 25.000 volumes and reading rooms for 450 students. There is also a newspaper and magazine library which subscribes to over 200 publications as well as an automatic bibliography search system. In addition the linked University Clinic Hospital possesses a library with over 800 subscriptions to journals. There is also a video and multi-media room available for lectures. The faculty of Medicine of Valladolid collaborates with the European Genetics Foundation organizing hybrid courses in the field of the Human and Medical Genetics.
60 P 20 VILNIUS
61 Partner 20 Vilnius PRESENTATION OF THE INSTITUTION Vilnius University DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN AND MEDICAL GENETICS (established in 1579) 12 faculties 8 institutes 11 study research and other centres (established in 1991) http//www.geneticahumana.lt/VU/engl/home.htm RESEARCH UNIT Centre for Research of Human Genome CLINICAL UNIT Centre for Medical Genetics of Vilnius University Hospital Santarikiu Klinikos COURSES Faculty of Medicine Acad. hrs Studies programme Course Cycle (established in 1871) MedicineOdontology 4856 Basic and human genetics Integrated studies 11 clinics 3 institutes 4 departments 3 university hospitals 32 Medicine Clinical genetics 64 Nursing Biology and genetics 1st cycle (Bachelor) 48 Ergotherapy Physical Therapy Human biology and genetics Basic genetics 32 Philosophy Psychology 80 Medical Biology Human biology and genetics 2nd cycle (Master) 80 Medical Biology Human molecular genetics 80 Medical Biology Clinical genetics 32 Genetics Medical genetics 32 Genetics Human genome analysis 62 Partner 20 Vilnius SCIENTIFIC GROUP STAFF AND CONTACTS Address Department of Human and Medical GeneticsFaculty of Medicine of Vilnius UniversitySantarikiu street 2 LT-08661 VilniusLITHUANIA 62 63 P 21 LEUVEN
Jean Jacques Cassiman
64 Partner 21 Leuven
Catholic University of Leuven Centre for Human Genetics
Clinical Genetics Section 5 research groups
Molecular Genetics Section 9 research groups
Human Mutations and Polymorphisms Section 3 research groups
www.eurogentest.org 65 Partner 21 Leuven
EuroGentest Network of Excellence (NoE) interacting networks
ECA ORPHANET INDUSTRY CANGENETEST EUROCARE-C F CAPABILITY PHGEN RELAGH SAFE NoE GeneBanC CF Network EMQN ERNDIM ESHG OECD CDC ACMG WHO EFB EUROPABIO EDMA 66 Partner 21 Leuven
EuroGentest Network of Excellence (NoE) - structure
Steering Committee Coordination JJ Cassiman Leuven Management Team Advisory Board Els Dequeker Ros Hastings Ulf Kristoffersson Helena Kääriäinen Joerg Schmidtke Jorge Sequeiros Ségolène Aymé Bruno Dallapiccola Gert Matthijs Milan Macek Bert Bakker Herman Nys Kris Dierickx Alastair Kent Domenico Coviello Quality Management Public Health Clinical Genetics Ethical Legal Social Issues Information Databases Emerging technologies Education/Information Unit 1 Unit 4 Unit 5 Unit 6 Unit 3 Unit 2 66 EUROGENE The First Pan-European Learning Service in the Field of Genetics
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