GGMC Educational Webinar Series

Upcoming Webinar: July 27, 2023

Join Us Each Month

The GGMC Educational Webinar Series, established and previously hosted by the International Hundred K+ Consortium (IHCC), has been expanded to include both consortiums within the GGMC organization. The series brings together leaders, educators, researchers, and professionals with all levels of expertise to share health sciences initiatives taking place in their respective fields and countries.

Each month’s webinar will feature new guest speakers offering novel insights into their fields. The virtual platform allows us to reach a global audience, particularly those in low-and middle income countries (LMICs) where our organization’s mission is heavily focused. This monthly series is free and open to anyone who wishes to participate.

Join us as we come together each month to share scientific ideas, best practices, challenges, lessons learned, funding opportunities, and more as we continue our mission of improving population health for all.

Upcoming Webinar

"Reflections of a Biomedical Scientist on Four Continents: The Significance of Mentors, Students, Collaborators, and Interdisciplinarity."

July 27, 2023 | 8:00 AM EDT, 12:00 PM UTC

Prof. Juergen Reichardt

Juergen Reichardt rejoined JCU (James Cook University; Australia) as an Adjunct Professor in the AITHM (Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine) in retirement.
Juergen most recently served at YachayTech University, founded as the first research-intensive university in Ecuador, as the Vice Chancellor, Research and Innovation, equivalent to the role of a DVC Research in Australia or the UK or VP Research in the US or vice- or prorector for research in Europe. He previously served as the Head of School, Pharmacy and Molecular Sciences, (equivalent to a Dean) at JCU as well as in other functions such as Associate Dean, Research for the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Molecular Sciences.

Furthermore, Juergen has a long scientific career beginning in biochemistry and molecular biology which evolved further into molecular epidemiology as well as his long and enduring commitment to human genetics and human genomics. He got his PhD at Stanford University and postdoced at Baylor College of Medicine. Juergen was an Assistant and Associate Professor at the USC (University of Southern California) Keck School of Medicine and the foundation Plunkett Chair of Molecular Biology (Medicine) in the Faculty off Medicine at the University of Sydney.

About the Talk

Prof. Reichardt will take us on a multi-year career retrospective, reflecting on his experience in numerous fields.

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Previous Webinars (2023)

February 22, 2023: “Transforming Health in Singapore Through Precision Medicine”

Presented by Prof. Patrick Tan

Previous Webinars (2022)

December 15, 2022: “Nightingale Biomarker Profiling Across Large Biobanks”

Presented by Dr. Peter Wurtz and Dr. Jeffrey Barrett

IHCC Panel Discussion-“Genetics-Related COVID Cohorts”

September 30, 2022: “Qatar Biobank: A Pillar in Precision Medicine Initiative”

Presented by Dr. Nahla Afifi


July 28, 2022: “Creating a COVID-19 Cohort for Genomic and Proteomic Research”

Presented by Dr. Ricardo Verdugo

June 28, 2022: “Using the IHCC to Prevent Premature Death Around the Globe”

Presented by Dr. Reza Malekzadeh



May 23, 2022: “A Journey from Opium Research to the Opioid Cohort Consortium”

Presented by Dr. Mahdi Sheikh

April 26, 2022: “Terra and the Biomedical Data Ecosystem”

Presented by Dr. Geraldine Van Der Auwera

March 31, 2022: “Genomic Data Sharing for Global Health”

Presented by Dr. Peter Goodhand

February 28, 2022: “Diversity in Africa or Novel COVID Host Susceptibility Study”

Presented by: Dr. Michèle Ramsay and Dr. Andrew May


January 31, 2022: “Global Mental Health Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Presented by: Dr. Sarah Bauermeister


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