About APM 2021 | Hamad Bin Khalifa University

The first Advances in Precision Medicine (APM2021) conference will focus on “Epigenetics and Precision Medicine” to highlight exciting recent developments in the field of epigenetics related to clinical decision making, diagnosis, and treatment. It will include keynote lectures from renowned international experts, short selected talks from early career researchers, and an engaging poster session. It will also showcase epigenetics research conducted in Qatar. 

APM2021 will cover epigenetics research in a wide range of diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, autoimmune and neurological diseases, and will address epigenetics mechanisms involved in aging and transgenerational inheritance of environmental effects.

The conference will take place in the College of Islamic Studies (CIS), at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), which has been the venue of several international conferences, allowing participants to become  familiar with the unique environment of Doha’s Education City.

About Hamad Bin Khalifa University 

Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development (QF), was founded in 2010 to continue fulfilling QF’s vision of unlocking human potential. A homegrown research and graduate studies, the university acts as a catalyst for positive transformation in Qatar and the region while having a global impact.

Located within Education City, HBKU seeks to provide unparalleled opportunities where inquiry and discovery are integral to teaching and learning at all levels utilizing a multidisciplinary approach across all focus areas.

HBKU is committed to actively contribute to achieving the Qatar National Vision 2030 by building and cultivating human capacity through an enriching academic experience and an innovative research ecosystem. Through applying creativity to knowledge, students will have the opportunity to discover innovative solutions that are locally relevant and have a global impact.

At HBKU our students, faculty, staff, partners, and leadership  all share a common belief in the power of higher education and research to make a positive impact on the development of nations.

More information at www.hbku.edu.qa 

About Qatar Genome

Qatar Genome Programme – part of Qatar Foundation Research, Development, and Innovation – is a national program generating large databases that combine whole genome sequencing and other omics data from the Qatari population, enabling researchers to make breakthrough discoveries and support the future direction of healthcare in Qatar.

More information at www.qatargenome.org.qa

About Education City

Qatar Foundation’s flagship initiative is a campus of more than 12 square kilometers that hosts branch campuses of some of the world's leading educational institutes, a homegrown university, and other research, scholastic, and community centers. Together, these institutes make Education City a unique model of academic and research excellence, pioneering a new approach to multidisciplinary, global education and enabling breakthroughs that benefit Qatar and the rest of the world.

Total number of students across our universities and schools: 8,000+
Universities located in Education City: 9
Schools as part of our pre-university education network: 11

More information at https://www.qf.org.qa/education/education-city

About Qatar

Qatar has been an independent sovereign state since 1971. Qatar comprises an 11,500 square kilometer peninsula extending northwards into the Arabian Gulf. It has 563 km of uninterrupted coastline. The country’s population stands at 2.69 million and its capital city is Doha.

Local time is GMT/UCT + 3 hours. There are no daylight savings adjustments.

Qatar has a desert climate with year-round sunshine, very hot summers and mild winters. Mean monthly temperatures range from 17°C in January to 36°C in July, sometimes reaching highs of 40°C+ during the summer. Rain is infrequent, falling in brief showers mainly in winter.

Capital: Doha
Population: 2.69 million
Area: 11,500 sq. km
Language: Arabic
Religion: Islam
Currency: Riyal
Power Connection: The power plugs and sockets are of type D and G. The standard voltage is 240 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

More information at https://www.visitqatar.qa