Past seminars

15th January 2015, 1-2pm
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”

Tuesday 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

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

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

Tuesday 9 April
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”

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

Wednesday 13th February
Dr Frank Dudbridge, NCDE, LSHTM
Title: ‘Power and predictive accuracy of polygenic risk scores’

Tuesday 4th 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

Tuesday 6th November
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

 Tuesday 29th May
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

Monday 26 March 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’

Friday 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
‘Global genetic studies and public health genomics in the 21st century’

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

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

Wednesday 7 September 2011
Prof Aroon Hingorani, University College London
“Putting genomics into practice”

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

10 May 2011
Dr David Evans, University of Bristol
“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
“Surrogate variables and confounding factors in large-scale (epi)genomic studies”

9 February 2011
Dr Frank de Vocht, University of Manchester
“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
“High altitude selection scans”

14 December 2010
Dr Don Conrad, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
“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
“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
“Pathway analysis of genomewide association data: statistical considerations”

2 August 2010
Prof Matthew Stephens, University of Chicago
“Association analysis for multivariate outcomes”

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

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

19 April 201
Dr Jeffrey Barrett, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
“Squeezing more out of GWAS: multiple phenotypes, multiple SNPs, multiple datasets”