Translational Health Research

Coordinator:    Prof. Dr. Angela Brand                                                                           PD Dr. Bodo Lange
Institution: Maastricht University,                                                                     Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Genetik
The subproject aims to advance the translational research through various fields of science and the humanities (biomedicine, biotechnology, bioinformatics, biology, philosophy/social ethics & bioethics, social and political sciences, economics, public health law, epidemiology/biostatistics, public health). So far, innovative genome-based technologies are struggling to reach patients as the basic research sciences are not conceptually linked to health systems research and Public Health. For the benefit of patients the subproject aims to facilitate a process which is using the methodology of health technology assessment (HTA) to translate the results of Mutanom into valuable diagnostic and therapeutic options. In cooperation with the other subprojects the European Centre for Public Health Genomics (ECPHG) at the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences of the University of Maastricht / Netherlands will ensure the effective and responsible use of the upcoming knowledge. The subproject will also communicate the results with various stakeholders from politics, ethics, funding bodies the clinical sector and Public Health. The outcomes will include a generic methodology for the assessment of innovative technologies in genomics and a HTA report for the Mutanom applications.

Additional relevant Internet links:
Public Health Genomics European Network
The Mutanom project
Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics
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