Keynote Speakers


Keynote I

Prof. José Manuel Fonseca
Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal


Prof. José Manuel Fonseca
Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

José Fonsecawas born in 1962, Lisbon, Portugal. Obtained his PhD on Electrical Engineering specialty Robotics and Integrated Manufacturing by Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 10th May 2001.He his Professor on the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa(FCT/UNL) since 1992, and member of the Electrical Engineering Department sinceits foundation on 1993. Has been responsible for several courses in the area ofsensorial processing and real-time processing. Since its PhD supervised two PhD. Thesis, 30 MSc Thesis and 35 Final Diploma Projects. Published more than 60 papers on Journals and International Conferences, is co-author of several book Chapters, co-author of a National Patent and co-founder of a spin-off Company. Prof. Fonseca has participated on more than ten European Projects as researcher and coordinator of the FCT/UNL participation. Was leader of task force e Delivery and leader of the work package Integrating Support Activities on the Network of Excellence “BIOPATTERN - Computational Intelligence for BioPattern Analysis to Support eHealth” FP6-2004-IST-2-508803 from 2004 to 2008.




Keynote II

Prof. Dr. Bártfai György
University of Szeged, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Hungary

1995 Acquisition of the title Dr. med. habil
1974 Specialization in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Academic qualifications:
1999 Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Science
1984 Ph.D. Degree
Professional assignments:
2014- Emeritus Professor
2000-2014 Professor
Professional memberships and awards:
1998-2008 European Society of Contraception member of the Board of Directors
2000- Medical Advisor in Forensic Medicine in the Field of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
2000-2008 Board member of the Doctoral and Habilitation Committee of University of Pécs
2002-2008 Vice secretary of the ESC Executive Committee
2004-2009 Member of the College of the Obstetrics and Gynaecology
2006-2010 President of the Pro Familia Hungary Scientific Society (2 terms)
2006- Head of the Hungarian Affiliation of the ESC
2007- Visiting Professor, University of Novi Sad
2008- Head of the working group of the “Reproductive Health” at the Secretariat of the South-Hungarian Regional Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
2008- Honorary member of the Society of the Serbian Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
2008- Honorary member of the Society of the Romanian Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
2010- European Society of Contraception, member of the Board of Directors
2012- President of the ESC Internal Scientific Committee
2013 Doctor Honoris Causa, Arad University
2013 Batthyány-Strattmann Award by the Ministry of Education and Heath, Hungary
Other activities:
President of the Egon and Ann Diczfalusy Foundation (at present)
World Health Organisation (WHO) obligations:
Temporary Advisor and Principal Investigator in the following multicentre studies:
Multicenter IUD trials
Cardiovascular diseases & hormonal contraception
Emergency postcoital contraception
Vaginal Ring study B300
Pericoital contraception with Levenorgestrel
Principal Investigator:
European Male Ageing Study 2002-2012
DEVTEGEN Study 2012-2014


Keynote III

Prof. Haja Kadarmideen
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen in Denmark


Haja Kadarmideen (DVM, MVSc, PhD) born in India in 1967. He is an Australian citizen.
He obtained his PhD degree in Quantitative and Statistical Genetics from The University of Guelph, Ontario in Canada (1994-1998) and his MVSc (in Veterinary Genetics) and DVM degrees from Madras Veterinary College, TANUVAS, Chennai, India (1992 and 1989, respectively).
He is currently a Full professor and Leader of Animal Breeding, Quantitative Genetics and Systems Biology group ( at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen in Denmark. He is also the director of the Danish-Indian BioChild Consortium ( and the Danish-Brazilian GIFT Consortium ( Prior to current position, he was a principal scientist and leader of quantitative genetics and systems biology group at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) from 2006 until 2010, Head of statistical animal genetics group at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich in Switzerland (2001-2006), and a Dairy cattle geneticist at the Scottish Agricultural College, Edinburgh, UK (1998-2001).
His research interests are in 1) quantitative genetics, bioinformatics and systems biology of animal health, welfare, production and reproduction, 2) genomic selection, conservation and breeding programs of livestock and 3) genomics, epigenomics and systems biology of obesity, metabolic and auto-immune diseases in humans and in use of animal models to study these areas.





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