Using genetic association to understand human biology
Patterns of genetic association have revealed much about the biology underlying human traits and complex diseases. But how can we use such information systematically to learn about the processes – at molecular, cellular and tissue levels – that modulate risk? I will discuss some challenges, approaches, and solutions to the problems of integrating and interpreting data on such a vast scale. And how such information can be applied to diverse problems ranging from therapeutic target identification to quantifying individual risk.
Date: 25 November 2019, 13:00 (Monday, 7th week, Michaelmas 2019)
Venue: MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, Headington OX3 9DS
Venue Details: Seminar Room
Speaker: Professor Gil McVean (University of Oxford)
Organising department: MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine
Organiser: Liz Cloke (MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford)
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Host: Professor Claus Nerlov (University of Oxford, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine)
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Liz Cloke