GMI Launches Genomic Research in IBD

By | GMI News | No Comments

Around 20,000 people in Ireland are diagnosed with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD)[1], chronic inflammatory gastrointestinal disorders primarily affecting adults in the prime of their life. There are two major forms of IBD, Crohn’s disease (CD) and Ulcerative Colitis (UC) which are life-long conditions for which there is currently no known cause or cure.

IBD patient, Sara Byrne, Dr. Sean Ennis, Prof. Glen Doherty and Research Nurse, Doireann Dickinson at the IBD Genomics Study launch at St. Vincent’s Hospital.

Onset is typically in childhood or in young adults so IBD has potential to impact educational performance and work productivity, as well as quality of life. Crohn’s Disease is associated with increased mortality in the Irish population[2] and there is an increased risk of colon cancer to people with either Crohn’s disease or Ulcerative Colitis. Ireland has one of the highest rates of Colitis in the world.

Read More

Researchers to Undertake Population-Based Genomic Studies in Northern Ireland

By | GMI News | No Comments

Dr. Aaron Peace, Dr. Tony Bjourson & Dr. Sean Ennis

Transformational Research Aims to Unlock Keys to Lifelong Disorders including MS and IBD

Irish life sciences company, Genomics Medicine Ireland, is to collaborate with the Clinical Translational Research and Innovation Centre (C-TRIC), Western Health and Social Care Trust (Western Trust) and Ulster University to undertake comprehensive, population scale genomic research studies in Northern Ireland. Read More

The VC arm of Google’s parent company is betting its billions on life-enhancing healthcare startups

By | GMI News | No Comments

GMI features in a BusinessInsider interview with GV Partner and GMI Board Member, Tom Hulme.

“Another life science company in the GV stable is Dublin-based Genomics Medicine Ireland, which has raised $40 million from GV and others to carry out genomic research across Ireland while examining the broader relationship between genetics, health, and disease.”

GV partner Tom Hulme

Irish company partners in plan to map the genomes of 45,000 Irish people

By | GMI News | No Comments

GMI’s research was recently featured in the Irish Times. The article highlighted the privacy protection measures GMI has put in place for study participants.

“The desire among those with a chronic complex disease and their families to find a cure is incredibly strong. This is the biggest impetus for people to participate in a research study — that by doing so they can help in some small way to help find better diagnosis, treatment and even cures”.
-Dan Crowley, CEO

 

Maurice Treacy to Speak on Precision Planet Panel

By | Conferences and Meetings, GMI News | No Comments

GMI Co-Founder, Maurice Treacy, will be speaking this Thursday on the Precision Planet Panel at 11.30am PDT for the Precision Medicine Leadership Summit in San Diego, California. The geographically and experientially diverse group of leaders will explore the various challenges that governments, industry, and the nonprofit sector face when implementing the evolving technologies of precision medicine.

GMI’s Raony Guimaraes Develops Mendelian Disease Diagnosis Tool

By | GMI News | No Comments

raony-guimaraesGMI Bioinformatician, Raony Guimaraes, was featured on GenomeWeb for his work alongside a team of colleagues from the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil who developed an open-source software tool to enable researchers and clinicians to home in on disease-causing variants for Mendelian disorders in genomic data.

Their tool, called MendelMD, analyses and annotates exome or genome data, compares it against a number of databases, and filters it to identify a list of candidate disease-causing mutations.