In this presentation, Dr. Saskia Biskup discusses genetics becoming part of the clinical routine, the right genomics tools for the clinical setting, and how do we take the lessons learnt in other medical disciplines and apply them to the dementia field.
Dr. Saskia Biskup is a human geneticist, researcher and co-founder of CeGaT GmbH, a leading global provider of genetic diagnostics and mutation-related disease analyses.
Her company combines Next Generation Sequencing with medical expertise to identify the genetic cause of disease. The goal is to enable individual diagnoses and therapy options for patients.
Additionally, she runs the medical practice of human genetics in Tübingen, Germany. Here she meets patients on a daily basis, who benefit from her work directly. Her encounters with patients also provide insights for answering further questions in the field of translational medicine. New findings are also made available to the scientific community – Saskia and her team publish approximately 20 scientific papers per year.
Her accomplishments with CeGaT have spawned three further subsidiaries that offer genetic analyses in the fields of prenatal diagnostics, microbiome and animal genetics. For her work she has been awarded the EU Innovation Award for Women 2014 and the Health-i Initiative’s award as Personality of the Year 2016.
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