Brazilian Initiative on Precision Medicine (BIPMed)

The So Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), under the scope of the program Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers (RIDCs), and the Brazilian Initiative on Precision Medicine (BIPMed) invite you to the

VI Workshop of theBrazilian Initiative on Precision Medicine (BIPMed)in conjunction with the

Biannual meeting of the Brazilian node of the Human Variome Project (HVP)

November 7th, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | FAPESP Auditorium

With the consolidation of BIPMed as a model for the ethical and responsible sharing of data, one of the main challenges now is to expand and fully integrate BIPMed with similar projects in the world. In this workshop, we aim to present the new achievements of the initiative, including its nationwide expansion in Brazil as well as internationally.

BIPMed ( is an initiative of five Research Innovation and Dissemination Centers (RIDCs) supported by FAPESP: The Brazilian Research Institute for Neuroscience and Neurotechnology (BRAINN), Center for Computational Science and Engineering (CCES); Center for Research in Cell Therapy (CTC); Obesity and Comorbidities Research Center (OCRC) and Center for Research on Inflammatory Diseases (CRID). Since its initial introduction in November 2015, it has achieved significant progress in promoting the sharing of genomic and health-related information.


Official language: English (simultaneous translation will not be provided)

Event free of charge | Limited seats | Venue with no parking


12:45 pm Registration
01:15 pm Opening SessionDownload
01:25 pm An overview of BIPMed databases
Cristiane Rocha, University of Campinas (UNICAMP) and BIPMed Project ManagerDownload
01:40 pm BIPMed tools and technical developments
Welliton de Souza, University of Campinas (UNICAMP)Download
01:55 pm The genome of monozygotic discordant twins for narcolepsy: what do we know so far
Renata Carmona e Ferreira, Federal University of So Paulo (UNIFESP)
02:15 pm Factors affecting mutational patterns in BIPMED samples vs 1000 genomes project samples
Marcelo R. S. Briones, Federal University of So Paulo (UNIFESP) and Member steering committee BIPMed
02:35 pm What else can we learn with BIPMed samples?
Wilson Silva Junior, University of So Paulo (USP) and Member steering committee BIPMed and HVP-Brazil
02:55 pm Q&A
03:15 pm Scientific data-sharing: international and Brazilian initiatives
Fatima L.S. Nunes, University of So Paulo (USP)Download
03:35 pm Working together: A Holy Grail for microbiome studies
Victor Pylro, Federal University of Lavras (UFLA) and Brazilian Microbiome Project
03:55 pm Natural selection in Native-Americans
Tabita Hnemeier, University of So Paulo (USP)
04:15 pm Q&A
04:35 pm General Discussion and Final Remarks
Iscia Lopes-Cendes, University of Campinas (UNICAMP) and Member steering committee BIPMed and HVP-BrazilDownload

FAPESP:Rua Pio XI, 1500 – Alto da Lapa – So Paulo

Parking suggestion:Pio Park – Rua Pio XI, 1320 | ELS Park – Rua Pio XI, 1650 | Tonimar – Rua Jorge Americano, 89

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