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ENGAGE Training and Mobility Grant Award: for attending the second ENGAGE Summer Institute in Hinxton


Liis Leitsalu-Moynihan
EGCUT, Tartu, Estonia

Liis Leitsalu-Moynihan, Project Manager and PhD Student, Estonian Genome Center of the University of Tartu (EGCUT), Tartu, Estonia

Liis is the project manager of the Translational Genomics working group of the EGCUT leading the activities to broaden the use of genomic information in health care. In addition, she is also a PhD student at the University of Tartu with research interest in personal genomic information, its analysis and the possibilities for its implementation in health care. Similarly to the aims of ENGAGE, one of the goals for the Estonian Genome Center of the University of Tartu also is to facilitate translation of the data emerging from the research in genetics and genomics into information that would be relevant to future clinical applications.

Liis found that the Summer Institute was very inspiring and thought provoking. In her view, the Summer Institute "not only provided an opportunity to listen to and network with an array of speakers (leaders in the field!), but also brought together a group of young investigators from a wide spectrum of expertise. This combination ensured that there were thought provoking and inspiring talks followed by interesting discussions from very different perspectives. Additionally, the workshop provided an excellent networking opportunity!"

She would definitely recommend the workshop to other scientists.

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ENGAGE Training and Mobility Programme has supported two scientists to attend the second Summer Institute "Translational Genomics Pipeline: From Populations to Individuals', June 18-21, 2012, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK.

This year's Summer Institute was organised in co-operation with P3G and the Wellcome Trust1. The course, which was fully attended, gathered 30 participants from 14 countries (many of them from non-European countries) and an internationally renowned faculty.

The feedback from the participants shows that the Summer Institute was very appreciated for its high degree of interdisciplinarity and interactivity and for the variety of topics discussed, and for offering the participants the opportunity to engage in discussions and network with colleagues from all over the world.

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