Thematic Programs

Constructing a healthy society: the road from an integrated biobank to the real world

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Program Theme

The Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization is constructing an integrated biobank, which already consists of biospecimen and information on cohort studies, genome information, and metabolome information from 150,000 participants. The next goal is to achieve a healthy society by utilizing the biobank: finding the genetic causes and calculating the personal risk of diseases, as well as developing next generation medicine. With these goals in mind we started this program entitled: "Constructing a healthy society: the road from an integrated biobank to the real world".
The 150,000-people-scale biobank will be invaluable in constructing a healthy society and thus maximizing its utilization is of key importance. We believe the four fields of novel biomarkers, drug development, prevention through genomics, and prediction from the genome to be the most promising areas. Throughout this program, we will discuss matters from a variety of viewpoints with guest speakers from a wide range of backgrounds including academia, industry, ethics, communication, and municipalities.

Events

How to utilize metabolome analysis in cohort studies?  
(November 18, 2020)

Organizers

Masayuki Yamamoto
(Executive Director, Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Tohoku University)

Atsushi Hozawa
(Professor, Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Tohoku University)

Fuji Nagami
(Professor, Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Tohoku University)

Poster

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