Human Health and wellbeing in the last SEA EU TALENT session 18 January 2023

On 18th January a new session of the SEA EU Talent was held about “human health and wellbeing” and was presented by the full professor Carmen Castro, from University of Cádiz.
Human health and wellbeing are two fundamental pillars for our entire society. In this topic there are many different fields of study, but all of them are equally important.

Concretely, in this session of the “SEA EU TALENT” initiative, five speakers belonging to the different Universities had carried out their interesting talks.
These young researchers have contributed with their studies, from different lines of research and raising very interesting and novel and challenging topics.

The webinar started with Soizic Garaud from University of Brest talking about “Predictive biomarkers of immunotherapy side effects”. As a conclusion they wanted to study the design of the TADIG clinical trial in patients with cancer treated by ICI alone or in combination in SOC.

Secondly was the turn for Anthony Herzig from University of Brest talking about “Genetic reference panels: importance for public health”. Herzig concluded that “genetic reference panels are important for understanding and cataloging human genetic variation, imputing missing genotypes and describing population stratification.


Then was the turn for Marcin Michalak from University of Gdansk with their communication title: “EU communicable diseases law – supranational law as an effective response to cross-border threats”. Michalak remarks that: The issue of managing diseases is completely interdisciplinary. There are no national borders for viruses so in that sense, new international tools and laws should be developed.

Brendon P. Scicluna from University of Malta talk about “Epigenetic properties of immune cell functions: implications for sepsis pathophysiology”. Brendon gave a final message to take home: A deeper understanding of the specific factor that shapes our individual immune system is key to understanding risk of immune-mediated pathologies and sepsis.


And finally, Ermira Tartari Bonnici from University of Malta presented their session about – “implementation of infection prevention and control core components: a worldwide perspective”. As Ermira said: IPC national teams should strive to meet the full minimum requirements as key to further improve global quality of care and access to safe care.


After the interventions of the speakers, an interesting round of questions began among the participants exchanging very relevant aspects. In total there were about 40 people who attended this seminar from the different Universities of the Alliance.


Thank you very much to all attendees and participants. We hope you liked the activity and we are sure that interesting synergies and collaborations will emerge between these young researchers.


If you want to see the session again, you have it available on our YouTube channel.