Complex Trait Genomics Symposium

Fri 18 May 2018 9:15am5:00pm


Queensland Brain Institute (QBI Building 79)
UQ St Lucia campus
Level 7 Auditorium

Program begins at 9.15am with coffee and registration. Speakers include:

Prof Naomi Wray (PCTG, UQ, IMB) Welcome and Introduction

Morning Session

Keynote: Prof Dave Evans (UQ, Diamantina Institute) Using Genetics to Investigate the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease

Dr Gabriel Cuellar Partida (UQ, Diamantina Institute):  Genome-wide survey of parent-of-origin effects on DNA methylation identifies candidate imprinted loci in humans

Dr Loic Yengo (UQ, IMB):  Imprint of Assortative Mating on the Human Genome

Lun-Hsien Chang (preferred name: Chang QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute):   Associations between polygenic risk for alcohol consumption, tobacco smoking and substance involvement.

Middle Session

Keynote: Prof Ben Hayes (UQ, QAAFI) Common genes that regulate body size in mammals identified from meta-analysis in cattle, dogs and humans

Prof Nick Martin (QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute): GWAS for Anorexia Nervosa Identifies Six Loci and suggests it is both a psychiatric and metabolic disorder

Dr John Kemp (UQ, Diamantina Institute): An Atlas of Human and Murine Genetic Influences on Osteoporosis

Dr Manuel Ferreira (QIMR Berghofer

Medical Research Institute) Age-of-onset information helps identify 76 genetic variants associated with allergic disease

Afternoon Session

Dr Ting Qi (UQ, IMB): Identifying gene targets for brain-related traits using transcriptomic and methylomic data from blood

Dr Sally Mortlock (UQ, IMB): Genetic regulation of methylation and transcription in human endometrial tissue and identification of gene targets for endometriosis

Yang Wu (UQ, IMB): Integrative analysis of omics summary data reveals putative mechanisms underlying complex traits

Dr Eske Derks (QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute): Translating genetic discoveries for depression into preclinical outcomes

Dr Zhixiu Li (QUT): Genetic risk score prediction in ankylosing spondylitis

A/Prof Stuart MacGregor (QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute): Identification of loci for intraocular pressure uncovers new pathways to glaucoma and improves disease prediction

Program concludes with refreshments from 5.00pm on the QBI Level 7 Terrace

Please register your attendance by Tuesday 15th May. Catering and post-event refreshments included with registration.