Scientific Programme

2nd Congress of Geneticists in Bosnia and Herzegovina with International Participation,
September, 13th – 17th 2021.
Online Edition

MONDAY 13th September (CET 16:00 – 19:45)

Human and Medical Genetics Session
Chaired by Lejla Alić (University of Sarajevo, Faculty of Medicine, Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Marija Vuković (Clinical Centre Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

16:00 – 16:15 Opening note (Kasim Bajrović, President of the Genetic Association in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Anja Haverić, President of the Organising Commitee)
16:15 – 16:50 Borut Peterlin (University Medical Center Ljubljana, Clinical Institute of Genomic Medicine, Ljubljana, Slovenia): GENOMICS INTEGRATED HEALTH SYSTEMS: ENVISION THE FUTURE
16:50 – 17:20 Tatjana Damnjanović (University of Belgrade, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Human Genetics, Belgrade, Serbia): THE EFFECTIVENESS OF POSTNATAL GENOMIC DISEASES DIAGNOSTICS BY ARRAY CGH
17:20 – 17:50 Maja Barbalić (University of Split School of Medicine Department of Medical Biology, Split, Croatia; Genom Ltd, Zagreb, Croatia): GENETICS OF MALE INFERTILITY
17:50 – 18:10 Poster viewing / Coffee Break
18:10 – 18:40 Biljana Jekić (University of Belgrade, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Human Genetics, Belgrade, Serbia): THE ROLE OF GENETICS POLYMORPHISMS IN COVID-19 DISEASE COURSE AND OUTCOME – WHAT DO WE KNOW SO FAR?
18:40 – 19:10 Nazif Alić (University College London, Institute of Healthy Ageing, Research Department of Genetics Evolution and Environment, London, United Kingdom): POPULATION GENETIC ANALYSES IMPLICATE BIOGENESIS OF TRANSLATION MACHINERY IN HUMAN AGEING
19:10 – 19:30 Dino Pecar (Alea Genetic Center, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina): CHALLENGES IN OPTIMIZATION OF ION GENESTUDIO S5 NGS PROTOCOL FOR SARS-CoV-19 GENOME SEQUENCING
19:30 – 19:45 Amina Aščerić (University of Sarajevo, Medical Faculty, Center for Genetics, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina): SEX-DEPENDENT INFLUENCE OF GLUTATHIONE-S TRANSFERASE GENE POLYMORPHISM ON ASTHMA CONTROL IN CHILDREN OBSERVED AT THE AGE OF 8 TO 10 YEARS

TUESDAY 14th September CET (16:00 – 18:40)

Genetics of Natural Resources
Chaired by Fuad Gaši (University of Sarajevo, Faculty of Agriculture, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

16:00 – 16:40 Elena Bužan (University of Primorska, Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies, Koper, Slovenia; Environmental Protection College, Velenje, Slovenia): GENETIC DATA ARE CRUCIAL TO CONSERVE AND MANAGE WILDLIFE IN SOUTHEAST EUROPE
16:40 – 17:00 Belma Kalamujić Stroil (University of Sarajevo, Institute for genetic engineering and biotechnology, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina): TWO-DECADE’S EXPERIENCE OF GENETIC MONITORING OF BROODSTOCK FROM SEVERAL FISH FARMS IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
17:00 – 17:20 Poster viewing / Coffee Break
17:20 – 17:40 Toni Eterović (University of Sarajevo, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina): THE ROLE OF GENE BANK IN CONSERVATION OF BIODIVERSITY
17:40 – 18:00 Emina Šunje (University of Sarajevo, Faculty, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Herpetological Association in B&H – ATRA (BH-HU: ATRA), Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina; University of Antwerp, Laboratory of Functional Morphology, Antwerp, Belgium): GENETIC DIVERSITY AND DIFFERENTIATION OF ALPINE SALAMANDERS FROM THE DINARIDES – AN EVOLUTIONARY PERSPECTIVE WITH INSIGHTS FOR SPECIES CONSERVATION

WEDNESDAY 15th September (CET 16:00 – 19:05)

Bioengineering, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics
Chaired by Adaleta Durmic Pašić (University of Sarajevo, Institute for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

16:00 – 16:40 Yiping Qi (University of Maryland, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, USA): CUTTING-EDGE CROP BREEDING WITH CRISPR-CAS TECHNOLOGIES
16:40 – 17:20 Carlos Jiménez (Universidade da Coruña, Facultade de Ciencias and Centro de Investigacións Científicas Avanzadas (CICA), Departamento de Química, A Coruña, Spain): FROM GENOME TO MOLECULES: PRACTICAL CASES OF STRUCTURAL ELUCIDATION OF SIDEROPHORES BY USING GENOME MINING
17:20 – 17:50 Lada Lukić Bilela (University of Sarajevo, Faculty of Science, Aquatic Molecular Biology, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina): GENOME MINING STRATEGIES IN NATURAL PRODUCTS IDENTIFICATION
17:50 – 18:10 Poster viewing / Coffee Break
18:10 – 18:30 Igor Pongrac (Merck Life Science | Research Solutions, Zagreb, Croatia): EXPERIENCE THE FUTURE OF DRUG DISCOVERY AND DISEASE MODELING RESEARCH WITH GENETIC ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS AND ORGANOIDS FROM MERCK
18:30 – 18:50 Kamelija Madacki-Todorović (University Sarajevo School of Science and Technology, Sarajevo Medical School, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina): CORTICOSTEROID-INDUCED EXPRESSION OF MICROBIAL VIRULENCE CAN ENHANCE DEVELOPMENT OF HOST INFECTIOUS DISEASE
18:50 – 19:05 Amina Hadžiemrić (University of Sarajevo, Faculty of Science, Laboratory for Plant physiology, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina): ALLELOPATHIC EFFECT OF CEDARWOOD AND GERANIUM ESSENTIAL OILS ON SEED GERMINATION OF SELECTED PLANT SPECIES

THURSDAY 16th September (CET 16:00 – 18:15)

Biomonitoring and Genetic Toxicology
Chaired by Nurşen Başaran (Hacettepe University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Toxicology, Ankara, Turkey) and Goran Gajski (Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Zagreb, Croatia)

16:00 – 16:35 Nurşen Başaran (Hacettepe University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Toxicology, Ankara, Turkey): HERBAL PRODUCTS: ARE THEY SAFE BECAUSE THEY ARE NATURAL?
16:35 – 17:10 Vanessa Moraes de Andrade (University of Southern Santa Catarina, Laboratory of Translational Biomedicine, Postgraduate Program in Health Sciences, Criciúma, Brazil): BRAZIL NUT CONSUMPTION REDUCES DNA DAMAGE IN PATIENTS WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS PROBABLY THROUGH CHANGES IN OXIDATIVE STATUS
17:10 – 17:25 Poster viewing / Coffee Break
17:25 – 18:00 Goran Gajski (Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Zagreb, Croatia): APPLICATION OF BLOOD AND BUCCAL MICRONUCLEUS ASSAY IN MONITORING CHILDREN EXPOSED TO DIAGNOSTIC RADIATION IN CLINICAL SETTINGS
18:00 – 18:15 Anja Haverić (University of Sarajevo, Institute for genetic engineering and biotechnology, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina): CHROMOSOME ABERRATIONS IN MEDICAL PERSONNEL OCCUPATIONALLY EXPOSED TO LOW-DOSE IONISING RADIATION

FRIDAY 17th September (CET 16:00 – 19:20)

Forensic Genetics
Chaired by Jasmina Čakar (University of Sarajevo, Institute for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

16:00 – 16:35 Damir Marjanović ( International Burch University, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb, Croatia): DNA IDENTIFICATION OF THE VICTIMS OF THE WAR CONFLICTS AND VARIOUS MASS DISASTERS: OVERVIEW OF THE WESTERN BALKAN EXPERIENCE
16:35 – 17:10 Ana Banjac Čanak (DNA Center for Genetics, Belgrade, Serbia): PRIVATE FORENSIC PRACTICE IN SERBIA: EXPERIENCE AND PERSPECTIVES
17:10 – 17:45 Zlatko Jakjovski (Ss Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Faculty of Medicine, Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia): BENEFITS OF X AND Y-STR ANALYSIS IN SEXUAL ASSAULT CASES AND KINSHIP RELATEDNESS
17:45 – 18:00 Ondrej Krsicka (QIAGEN GmbH, Hilden, Germany): EZ2 CONNECT FX: APPLICATIONS IN HUMAN IDENTIFICATION AND FORENSICS
18:00 – 18:15 Poster viewing / Coffee Break
18:20 – 18:35 Rijad Konjhodžić (Alea Genetic Center, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina): NGS IN FORENSICS: CURRENT PRACTICIES, POSSIBILITIES AND OBSTACLES
18:35 – 18:50 Una Morankić (Agency for Forensic and Expert Examinations, Sector for Biological, DNA and Chemical-Physical Expertise, Department for Biological and DNA Expertise, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina): LABORATORY FOR BIOLOGICAL EXPERTISE AND DNA ANALYSIS OF THE AGENCY FOR FORENSIC AND EXPERT EXAMINATIONS, OVERVIEW OF PREVIOUS ACTIVITIES
18:50 – 19:05 Amira Kekić (Ministry of Internal Affairs of Canton Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina): THE SIGNIFICANCE OF DETERMININIG THE ABO BLOOD GROUPS FROM DRIED BLOOD TRACES FOUND AT CRIME SCENE
19:05 – 19:20 Nejira Handžić (Alea Genetic Center, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina): DETERMENING THE FORENSICALLY SIGNIFICANT SNP-s OF THE MITOCHONDRIAL HVIII REGION IN POPULATION OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
19:20 – 19:30 Closing remarks (Rifat Hadžiselimović, President of the Scientific Board)

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