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30 Nov, 08:50 – 13:30
Hybrid Event

We are pleased to announce our inaugural  research seminars. These will take place quarterly and will share the work of national and international researchers and academics working on rare diseases and congenital disorders.


It is also a great networking opportunity to make new connections in your field! 


Professor Eric Vilain, Director of the Center for Genetic Medicine Research at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington D.C, USA. 

what you'll learn

This webinar is aimed at scientists, researchers, genetic counsellors, medical geneticists and anyone with an interest in genetics, as we discuss the genome and how it contributes to rare diseases and congenital disorders


  • Stable internet connection

  • Smart device

  • Zoom

speaker profile

Prof Vilain is the James A. Clark Distinguished Professor of Molecular Genetics and Director of the Center for Genetic Medicine Research at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington D.C. He is also the Chair of the Department of Genetics and Precision Medicine at George Washington University. His laboratory explores the genetics of rare diseases as well as the interaction between genes and environment and its role in Precision Medicine. He has identified a large number of variants in sex-determining genes, leading to differences of sex development and developed animal models of rare conditions.


He has received numerous awards, notably from the National Institute of Health, the March of Dimes, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Society for Pediatric Research and has published extensively in the field of Human Genetics. He is a Principal Investigator for the GREGoR (Genomic Research to Elucidate the Genetics of Rare diseases) consortium, a Fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics, a Member of International Olympic Committee on Hyperandrogenism in Athletes and a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors for the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). 

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Professor Eric Vilain
Director of the Center for
Genetic Medicine Research
Children’s National Medical Center, 
Washington D.C, USA

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    Hybrid Event
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