Prof. Sabina Gallati, Switzerland

Present appointment: Professor and Head of the Division of Human Genetics, Department of Paediatrics, Inselspital, University of Berne

Degrees: Diploma of Biology (1977), PhD in Human Genetics (1980), Readership (1993), Associate Professor (1997), Certification as Specialist in Medical Genetic Analysis (FAMH) (2000), since 2003 Extraordinary Professor of Human Genetics at the Medical Faculty of the University of Berne

Postdoctoral training: Hammersmith Hospital (Prof. V. Dubowitz) and St. Mary’s Hospital (Prof. R. Williamson), London (UK), Inst. of Human Genetics (Prof. T. Grimm), Würzburg (D), Children’s Hospital, HMS (Prof. L. Kunkel), Boston and       FBI-Academy (Dr. B. Budowle), Quantico (USA)

Research: Supported by the Swiss National Foundation, the EU and private Foundations. Main focus on Cystic Fibrosis (since 1989), Hereditary Haemochromatosis (HH), mitochondriopathies, epilepsy, mental retardation

Service: Genetic counseling, cytogenetic and molecular cytogenetic analyses and national as well as international service for molecular genetic testing covering more than 50 different disorders. Accreditation since 2000.

Education: Lectures, seminars and practical courses for Medical students and students of Biology, supervision of diploma, MD and PhD theses

Commissions: Member of the Swiss Working group for Cystic Fibrosis (SWGCF) and the Task Force for the CF Newborn Screening, Member of the Swiss National Advisory Commission on Biomedical Ethics (2001-2008), President of the National Expert Commission on Genetic Testing in Human (since 2007), Evaluator of proposals submitted to the FP7-Health call of the European Commission, Member of the European Union Committee of Experts on Rare Diseases (EUCERD)