Stylianos Antonarakis | Genome: The Alphabet of Life

27 April, 2023

The last 50 years could be celebrated as the triumph of the molecular causes of monogenic disorders and the molecular basis of cancer.

The sequence of hundreds of thousands of genomes, the appreciation of the extensive genetic variability of individuals, the understanding of the functional genomic elements and the development of technology and computational methods, are changing medical practice and introduce novel therapeutic opportunities.

Dr. Stylianos Antonarakis, Emeritus Professor of Genetic Medicine at the University of Geneva, will talk about the opportunities as well as the many future challenges of these developments.  During his informative speech at the Athens Science Festival platform titled “Genome: The Alphabet of Life”Professor Antonarakis will also express the hope that the genomic knowledge infrastructure will evolve leading to the improvement of medical practice.