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06: Precision medicine and its impact on society

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Precision Medicine is a concept for prevention and treatment that takes into account individual variability in genetic predispositions, environmental influences, and lifestyles. It gives rise to more accurate prevention and treatment strategies for particular diseases, instead of the traditional one-size-fits-all therapy regimes.
The seminar will examine the impact of individualized medicine on our resilience as humans in a world where so-called ‘diseases of civilization’ are mounting. It will also discuss the critical social challenges of delivering universal access to precision medicine.

Head, Clinical Development Platform, Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin Chair
Professor and Research, Department of Pharmaceutics, Ain Shams University, Cairo Chair


Head, Clinical Development Platform, Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin

 Dr. Abou-El-Enein is a professor of regenerative medicine, head of the clinical development platform at the BCRT, Charité University Hospital. The platform is responsible for transforming the research findings of the scientists into clinical applications. He is Instructor in Translational Medicine and Regulatory Science at the Berlin-Brandenburg School for Regenerative Therapies (BSRT) and serves as a senior Teaching Assistant in clinical research at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He earned his medical degree from Mansoura Faculty of Medicine and has specialized training in Health Care Quality Management at the American University in Cairo. He received a MsT in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Biotechnologies from Strasbourg University, a Clinical Research Certificate from Harvard Medical School and a Doctoral Degree in Economics Research for Cellular Therapies from Charité University Hospital. His primary research interest focuses on the development and clinical translation of cell and gene therapies where he has succeeded to bring numerous advanced therapies into early phase clinical trials. He has strong interest in global health and the equitable access to health care.


Professor and Research, Department of Pharmaceutics, Ain Shams University, Cairo

2011 Visiting Scientist and Researcher, School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences; Institute of Nanotechnology and Bioengineering, University of Central Lancashire
2012-2017 Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy Ain Shams University, Cairo
2013 Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Drug delivery Technology, Leiden Academic Center for Drug Research, Leiden
2015 Visiting Scientist, Centre for Pharmaceutical Engineering Science, University of Bradford
since 2017 Associate Professor, Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain Shams University, Cairo
since 2017 Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Mutah University, Karak Governorate

Seminar Week

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15:00 - 16:15Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2018Plenary
16:15 - 16:30The Last Days of Mankind – OpeningPlenary
17:00 - 19:00Presentation of the seminarsPlenary
19:00 - 20:30Bread and WineSocial


Seminar 01: The EU and its eastern and southern neighbours: resilience as a strategic prioritySeminar
Seminar 02: Digital transformation: Opportunities, risks, sustainability and resilienceSeminar
Seminar 03: Gender dynamics in changing societiesSeminar
Seminar 04: Physics meets economics – climate science and policySeminar
Seminar 05: Resilience and development policySeminar
Seminar 06: Precision medicine and its impact on societySeminar
Seminar 07: Minority politics in a comparative perspectiveSeminar
Seminar 08: Artificial intelligence and EthicsSeminar
Seminar 09: Economic shocksSeminar
Seminar 10: The unknown world of microbiomes: from the environment to humansSeminar
Seminar 11: European Security – Moving towards resilience?Seminar
Seminar 12: Urban resilience to environmental challengesSeminar
Seminar 13: Mission to Mars – Education for changeSeminar
Seminar 14: Linguistic diversity: A resource for individual and communal resilienceSeminar
Seminar 15: Ethics in Action: Economics and Sustainable DevelopmentSeminar
Seminar 16: Microbiome diversity vs. microbiological controlSeminar
Seminar 17: Our work in our futureSeminar
Seminar 18: Reproductive RightsSeminar
Seminar 19: Warrior of the Heart – DojoSeminar
Seminar 20: Spoken word poetry: The power of languageSeminar
Seminar 21: Why is it called a play?Seminar
Seminar 22: European Citizenship – Attitudes and Skills for a Democratic Youth CultureSeminar


17:00 - 18:00Online Disinformation: A guest lecture on journalismPlenary


16:00 - 19:00FAN ReceptionSocial
17:00 - 19:00ReceptionSocial