The EPIGEN International Laboratory will establish new molecular markers and epigenetic targets in diseases associated with environmental pollution, in the area of translational medicine. Our team is working on the optimization of new ex vivo models for the study of patient samples from affected areas, through next generation sequencing techniques (multi-OMICs). EPIGEN is committed to:
1) Keep updated on scientific advances in the health sector, to implement current technologies that elucidate epigenetic modifications generated by exposure to pollutants and that contribute to the progress of current diseases that afflict the population of the country.
2) Encourage scientific research and dissemination of knowledge, promote scientific culture and the importance of epigenomics in solving public health problems.
3) To create inclusive interdisciplinary networks and collaborations with other public and private research institutions that favor the development and implementation of diagnostic, treatment and health care services, at the forefront of science and technology for the benefit of the people of Puebla.
The EPIGEN International Laboratory will consolidate as a leader in the knowledge and molecular characterization of epigenetic modifications of pollution-associated diseases, using the best human and technological resources available within a new epidemiological context of diseases related to environmental pollution. As a pioneer laboratory in the country, it will establish the foundations of excellence and quality in the handling of samples, as well as the necessary reliability in the generation of results that will allow their dissemination in indexed journals and health and dissemination bulletins, the implementation of new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, and as a whole, a reference to establish collaborations at a global level that will give impulse to the development of new lines of research based on epigenetics.
Responsibility: in the handling of samples and anonymous patient information.
Quality: service and results will be of excellence.
Communication: fundamental for the personal connection between laboratory members and patients.
Teamwork: necessary to reconcile the personalities, experiences and knowledge of laboratory members.
Integrity: considers the following pillars: rectitude, honesty, respect, commitment, coherence and sincerity.
Collect and preserve biological samples with the same quality and without any possibility of discrimination based on their origin.
Obtain informed consent from patients on the handling of their biological samples.
Objectively indicate the techniques and methods to which the samples will be submitted to the patients.
Be honest when showing results, regardless of whether they are positive or negative, so that improvements or solutions can be proposed as a team.
Comply with the functions that correspond to each position, in time and form to contribute to the fulfillment of the objectives set.
Maintain a cordial, harmonious and respectful environment among laboratory members.
Generate knowledge of impact on the causes of the pathologies that afflict the population of the country.
To train and transmit knowledge to the population on health issues.
To guarantee the professional competence of the services, constantly evaluating the effectiveness, accessibility and quality of the services.
To create collaborations and alliances with other research centers to promote scientific work.