Dr. Gerardo Jiménez Sánchez, MD, PhD
Chairman of the WAMS Genomic Medicine Division, Member of the WAMS Executive Council, Member of the Academy Faculty, Fellow of the Academy, Academy Professor, Member of the WAMS Mexican Committee, Member of the Education & Training Board, Member of the International Medical Research Council, Member of the International Specialty Boards Commission, Member of the International Board of Biotechnology / Medical Technology.
Dr. Jiménez Sánchez is a pediatrician, geneticist, scientist, author, and business leader in the area of genomics, including consulting and diagnostics services. His contributions to the Human Genome Project included the fist catalogue of human disease genes. He led the Genomic Diversity Project in Mexico where his group pioneered whole genome studies in the native and admixed population in Mexico. He was the founder Director of the National Institute of Genomic Medicine in Mexico and currently serves as Program Director of Genomic Medicine and Bioeconomy at Harvard School of Public Health. He has founded a group of companies and organizations to bridge genomics sciences with economic growth (Genómica Médica, Global Biotech Consulting Group, Genómica y Bioeconomía). He has served in leader positions at international organizations including the United Nations (UN) Scientific Advisory Committee, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) as Chair of the Working Party in Biotechnology, the World Health Organization (WHO) as a member of the Executive Committee of Grand Challenges in Genomics for Public Health, and the Human Genome Organization (HUGO) as Council Member and Chair of its Genomics and Bioeconomy Committee.