WHO Call for Experts – Technical Advisory Group on Genomics

This call builds on World Health Organization’s enduring efforts in the field of Genomics and follows the publication of the Report “Accelerating access to genomics for global health: promotion, implementation, collaboration, and ethical, legal and social issues” by the WHO Science Council in 2022. 

The WHO is now seeking to establish a Technical Advisory Group on Genomics to Support and provide technical guidance on activities implemented by the WHO Secretariat to accelerate access to genomics technologies for global health, with a particular focus on human genomics. 

WHO welcomes expressions of interest from professionals with expertise in a diverse set of fields related to genomics (and in particular human genomics), the application of genomics technologies for cancer, congenital disorders, rare diseases, R&D in the field of genome-based knowledge, and implementation of genomics technologies. Attention will also be given to ensure inclusion of relevant expertise in ethics, law and relevant social sciences domains.  

More information available: here.

For any questions, please contact genomics@who.int well before 16 July 2023.