About the Author
George Patrinos is Professor of Pharmacogenomics at the University of Patras School of Health Sciences (Department of Pharmacy) in Patras, Greece with Adjunct positions in Rotterdam, the Netherlands and Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates. His research interests span the fields of pharmacogenomics and personalised medicine, focused on psychiatric diseases and hemoglobinopathies, the implementation of genomics into healthcare, particularly for health systems in developing countries, the development of genomic databases and web-based translational tools for personalised medicine and the application of genomics in public health. George Patrinos has published more than 220 scientific papers in peer reviewed journals on topics related to genetics, genomic medicine, pharmacogenomics, molecular diagnostics, and social and economic evaluation for genomic medicine. He is also the editor of several textbooks published by Elsevier/Academic Press, including the renowned textbook "Molecular Diagnostics", published by Elsevier now in its third edition. He serves as Communicating and Associate Editor for several high impact scientific journals and he is co-organizer of the international meeting series "Golden Helix Conferences". Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Ansorge is a Senior Research Scientist and coordinator of the Biochemical Instrumentation Programme at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany. His research interests include the development of the first complete Human Genome microarray, with numerous applications in gene expression studies and high-throughput Molecular Diagnostics. Phillip B. Danielson is Professor of Molecular Biology at the University of Denver and is the Science Advisor for the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center - Rocky Mountain Region. He received research training at the University of Tokyo's Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, the University of Colorado at Boulder's Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology and the University of Denver's Department of Biological Sciences. He currently oversees a forensic research and development program, serves as a forensic DNA consultant and also teaches courses in Forensic Science, Infectious Human Disease, Immunology and Molecular Biology. Danielson's primary research focus is in the field of forensic genetics emphasizing the analysis and resolution of mitochondrial DNA mixtures and the use of comparative proteomics to facilitate the identification of biological stains. Together with the Colorado District Attorneys Council, the Office of the Alternate Defense Counsel and State Crime Laboratories, he has also developed training programs on the identification, collection and use of DNA evidence in criminal investigations. His work is funded by the National Institute of Justice and has been featured in academic and professional journals as well as the popular press including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, The Scientist magazine, USA Today and Law Enforcement Technology magazine. Danielson also has 12+ years of experience in the development of instructional workshops to familiarize precollege instructors and students with many aspects of modern biology including the use of inquiry-driven student laboratory exercises. He has been involved in a diversity of science education outreach activities through the University of Denver's Life Sciences Curriculum Center, the BSCS Keys to Science Program, the Leaders in Learning: Goals 2000 Program, the High School Human Genome Project and the NSF's Math Science Partnership Program.