Past Seminars

1 December 2015
Mike Barnes (William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University of London)
Title: Lost in Translation: The role of academia and computational sciences in the discovery of new medicines

14th September 2015
Robert C. Elston, Case Western Reserve University
Title: The significance of phenotypic variance heterogeneity among single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotypes

9 July 2015
Prof Jorge Iriart, Institute of Collective Health, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil
Title: Genomics and Public Health: a critical analysis of the possibilities and limits of the Public Health Genomics

18 June 2015
LSHTM Inaugural Lecture – Professor Frank Dudbridge, Statistical Genetics
Title: All in the genes, or in all the genes

3rd June 2015
Dr Inês Barroso, Head of Human Genetics, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Title: Genes and Metabolism: What lessons have we learned so far?

11 May 2015
Epigenetics and Intergenerational Inheritance
Dr Lizzie Radford, Cambridge University
Prof Marcus Pembrey, Institute for Child Health, UCL & University of Bristol

22 April 2015
Prof Sir Walter Bodmer, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, Oxford University
Title: Multifactorial inheritance: common, rare and very rare variants

2 March 2015
Dr Jordana Bell, Senior Lecturer / Head of Epigenomics Research Group, King’s College London
Title: Genetic and environmental impacts on DNA methylation in human population-based studies

9 February 2015
Dr Damer Blake, Senior Lecturer in Molecular Parasitology, The Royal Veterinary College
Title: Parasite genetics for poultry: one less reason for the chicken to cross the road?

15 January 2015
Dr Jess Buxton, Centre for Cardiovascular Genetics, UCL
Title: Short telomeres and cardiometabolic disease risk: a causal link?

10 December 2014
Dr Trevor Graham, Evolution and Cancer Laboratory, Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London
Title: Measuring within-tumour genetic diversity as a biomarker of cancer prognosis

26 September 2014
Josyf C. Mychaleckyj, Center for Public Health Genomics, University of Virginia
Title: Modelling rate of decline (slope) of a biomarker as a quantitative genetic trait using mixed effects models: application to loss of renal function (GFR) in type 1 diabetes​

8 July 2014
BCGES Annual Conference in conjunction with SEGEG

3 June 2014
Dr Sandra Beleza, Lecturer in Genetics, University of Leicester
Title: Genetic Architecture and Evolution of Human Skin and Eye Pigmentation: Genome-wide Association Study in the Admixed Population of Cape Verde

6 May 2014
Prof Anthony Edwards, University of Cambridge
Title: R.A.Fisher and a century of statistical estimation in human genetics

8 April 2014
Dr Nic Timpson, Reader in Genetic Epidemiology, Bristol Heart Institute, University of Bristol
Title: Genetics in large scale population based epidemiology: just another omic?

12 March 2014
Dr Robert Waterland, Baoylor College of Medicine, USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Centre, Houston, USA
Title: Early nutritional influences on human developmental epigenetics

11 March 2014
Prof Anna Di Rienzo, Deparment of Human Genetics, University of Chicago, USA
Title: The genetic architecture of human adaptions to local environments

4 February 2014
Dr David Conti, Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute, University of Southern California
Title: Incorporating Prior Biological Knowledge into Genetic Association Studies

26 November 2013
Dr. Paul O’Reilly, Senior Lecturer, Social Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry, King’s College London
Title: Increasing statistical power in GWAS

6 August 2013
Dr. Andrew Morris, Genetic and Genomic Epidemiology Unit, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics
Title: Discovery and fine-mapping of type 2 diabetes (T2D) susceptibility loci via trans-ethnic meta-analysis

9 July 2013
Dr Chris Barnes,
Lecturer in Systems Biology, UCL
Title: Exploring the robustness of biochemical systems using Bayesian model selection

14 May 2013
Dr Krina Zondervan, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics
Title: Recent advances in understanding the genetic epidemiology of endometriosis

9 April 2013
Dr Adebowale Adeyemo, Deputy Director of Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health, NIH
Title: Doing Genetic Epidemiology Studies of Non-Communicable Disease in Sub-Saharan Africa

12 March 2013
Dr Garrett Hellenthal, UCL Genetics Institute
Title: Identifying and dating historical admixture events in humans using DNA

13 February 2013
Dr Frank Dudbridge, NCDE, LSHTM
Title: Power and predictive accuracy of polygenic risk scores

4 December 2012
Dr Zamin Iqbal, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford
Title: Building better maps of genetic variation using de novo assembly: examples from human and microbial genomics

6 November 2012
Dr Hariklia Eleftherohorinou, Imperial College London
Title: How to select gene and protein markers of disease as a diagnostic test: Case study on infectious diseases

29 May 2012
Dr Chris Spencer and Dr. Matti Pirinen, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Oxford University
Title: Bayesian methods for modelling effect heterogeneity in genetic association studies

26 March 2012
Dr Bobby PC Koeleman, University Medical Centre, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Title: Genome and exome screens of epilepsy reveal a heterogeneous genetic architecture of disease

16 March 2012
Dr Paul Hurd, Queen Mary, UoL
Title: ChIPing away at the Epigenome

Thursday 16 February 2012
Prof Teo Yik Yink, National University of Singapore
Title: Global genetic studies and public health genomics in the 21st century

Tuesday 13 December
Prof Melanie Newport, Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Title: Host genetics and susceptibility to tuberculosis

9 September 2011
Dr Nicole Soranzo, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Title: From GWAS to function: applications to hematology and metabolism

7 September 2011
Prof Aroon Hingorani, University College London
Title: Putting genomics into practice

12 July 2011
Dr Antonis Antoniou, University of Cambridge
Title: Modelling genetic susceptibility to breast and ovarian cancer: translating genetic research into clinical applications

10 May 2011
Dr David Evans, University of Bristol
Title: Genome-wide association meta-analysis of Ankylosing Spondylitis identifies seven new loci, a tag SNP for HLA-B27, and a confirmed gene-gene interaction

15 March 2011
Dr Andrew Teschendorff, University College London
Title: Surrogate variables and confounding factors in large-scale (epi)genomic studies

9 February 2011
Dr Frank de Vocht, University of Manchester
Title: The use of Bayesian mixture models for the assessment of the genome, the exposome, and their interactions

24 January 2011
Dr Mike Weale, Kings College London
Title: High altitude selection scans

14 December 2010
Dr Don Conrad, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Title: Origins and functional impact of human genetic variation: from de novo point mutations to common CNVs

9 November 2010
Dr Maria de Iorio, School of Public Health, Imperial College
Title: Bayesian model of NMR spectra for the deconvolution and quantification of metabolites in complex biological mixtures

12 October 2010
Prof Peter Holmans, University of Cardiff
Title: Pathway analysis of genomewide association data: statistical considerations

2 August 2010
Prof Matthew Stephens, University of Chicago
Title: Association analysis for multivariate outcomes

6 July 2010
Dr Elena Bochukova, University of Cambridge
Title: Copy number variation in severe early onset obesity

4 May 2010
Prof Chris Holmes, University of Oxford
Title: Issues in robust Bayesian inference for functional genomics

19 April 2010
Dr Jeffrey Barrett, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Title: Squeezing more out of GWAS: multiple phenotypes, multiple SNPs, multiple datasets