Molecular diagnostics and therapeutics

Molecular diagnostics and therapeutics is becoming a driving force in drug development. Applications have spread from identifying infections to include screening for cancer, hepatitis, and a variety of genetic disorders, and even tissue screening to minimise the risks of tissue rejection. This conference will discuss recent developments on next-generation sequencing, wearable sensors, liquid biopsies, direct-to-consumer testing and early cancer detection that are having a profound impact on healthcare delivery.

Chair: Dr Naravat Poungvarin, Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand

Scientific Adviser: Dr Masafumi Inoue, Senior Research Scientist & Group Leader, Molecular Diagnostics Group, Experimental Therapeutics Centre, Nanos, Singapore

Key topics:

  • Molecular diagnostics and therapeutics
  • Molecular pathology testing for precision medicine
  • Immunotherapy
  • Gene therapy for single gene disorder
  • Non-invasive prenatal testing and infectious diseases

Benefits of attending:

  • Discuss test validation and verification in the molecular laboratory
  • Review molecular and non-molecular rapid diagnostic techniques and their applications for molecular diagnostics
  • Identify tests and equipment that are user-friendly, automated, and offer increased monitoring systems

Key speakers:

Dr Tho Huu Ho,Vietnam Military Medical University, Hanoi, Vietnam

Dr Lim Pich, National Center for Health Promotion, Ministry of Health, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Prof Jo Martin, Barts & The London NHS Trust, UK