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    Cytochrome P450 Symposium

    The role of cytochrome P450 drug metabolising enzymes in the concept of personalised medicine

    Cytochrome P450 testing – an example of personalised medicine; current status and future perspectives

    The technical advances in genomics in the last decades have made it possible to tailor medical treatments based on the genetic background of the individual patient. This has a huge potential to improve the treatment for the individual patient by fasten recovery, decrease side effects, and overall to be of benefit not only for the patient, but also for the society.

    Time: 22-02-2018
    Time: 15:00 – 17:30
    Location: Mærsk Tower (room:07-15-92)., Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet; Københavns Universitet, Blegdamsvej 3B, DK-2200 – København, Denmark
    Fee: Free of charge (no show fee 500 DKK)



    The cytochrome P450 (CYP450) superfamily is central for drug metabolism and genotype variation of the CYP450 family is potentially a key determinant explaining the substantial person-to-person and between-population differences in pharmacokinetics, and by extension, highly variable clinical effects of medicines. Thus, a genomic testing of CYP450 genotype can add biomarker guidance in the decision making process of selecting the right medication to the right patient. Genotyping CYP450 tests have been developed but are primarily used e.g. when initial antidepressant treatments don’t show clinical benefits. The aim of this workshop is to get a current overview of the role of the CYP450 system and its central role in drug metabolism and why CYP450 tests are not applied more in the clinical setting as well as discussing future perspectives and trends of CYP450 in relation to personalised medicine.


    15:00-15:10 Welcome by Professor Peter Olesen

    15:10-15:30 The cytochrome P450 enzyme system by Senior Director Birgitte Buur Rasmussen PhD; Ferring Pharmaceuticals A/S

    15:30-16:15 Clinical utility of CYP testing by Research Associate Professor Gesche Jurgens PhD; University Hospital of Sjælland

    16:15-17:00 Cytochrome P450: ‘from phenotype to genotype and from small data to big data’ by Professor Kim Brøsen; Odense University Hospital

    17:00-17:30 Networking and refreshment

    Further information: please contact Jane Nøhr or Niels Westergaard

    Organizer: Biomarkers as an Emerging Growth Area in Denmark