Gene Forum 2012, June 8-9, 2012
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Geneforum 2012

June 7-8, 2012, Tartu, Estonia

Friday, 08. June 2012
Prof. Alar Karis, Rector of the University of Tartu, Estonia
Chair: Prof. Andres Metspalu, Estonian Genome Center, University of Tartu.
Prof. Andrea Ballabio, Director, Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine (TIGEM), Italy

The Transcriptional Control of Cellular Clearance ad Energy Metabolism

Prof. Aldons J. Lusis, The Lusis Laboratory, University of California, LA,

Genetic architecture of diet-induced obesity in the mouse

10:25-10:45 Coffee/tea break
10:45-12:35 SESSION I
Chair: Prof. Pärt Peterson, Institute of General and Molecular Pathology, University of Tartu.
Prof. Oluf B. Pedersen, Steno Diabetes Center, Denmark

Exome-sequencing-driven association studies of common metabolic traits

Prof. Johan Björkegren, University of Tartu / Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

The missing heritability of complex traits – hidden in the environmental contexts of GWA datasets

Dr. Matthias Nees, VVT Technical Research Centre, Finland

From Images to Genes to Functions

12:35-13:45 Lunch
13:45-15:45 SESSION II
Chair: Dr. Krista Fischer, Estonian Genome Center, University of Tartu.
Dr. Nuala A. Sheehan, University of Leicester, UK

Participant Identification in Genetic Association Studies: Methods and Practical Implications

Prof. Yudi Pawitan, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Statistical challenges in the analysis of high-throughput molecular data

Prof. David Balding, UCL Genetics Institute, UK

Kinship, heritability and genetic effect sizes

15:45-16:05 Coffee/tea break
16:05-18:00 SESSION III
Chair: Dr. Mait Metspalu, Estonian Biocenter.
Prof. André Uitterlinden, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Genome(wide) Explorations in Human Cohort Studies

Prof. Claudio Franceschi, Department of Experimental Pathology, Laboratory of Immunology, University of Bologna,

Aging and Longevity: Models + Omics --> Genetic Basis

Prof. Eske Willerslev, Centre for GeoGenetics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Ancient Human Genomics

20:00Buffet Dinner
served at restaurant Atlantis

Saturday, 09. June 2012
09:00-11:00 SESSION IV
Chair: Prof. Sulev Kõks, Institute of Physiology, University of Tartu.
Dr. Iiris Hovatta, University of Helsinki, Finland

A cross-species neurogenomics approach to anxiety

Prof. Martien Kas, Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology, Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience, University Medical Centre Utrecht, The Netherlands

Cross-species genetics of behavioral traits; relevance for psychiatric disorders

Prof. Tiina Paunio, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Helsinki, Finland

Genetic background for depression and sleep disturbance

11:00-11:20 Coffee/tea break
11:20-13:20 SESSION V
Chair: Riin Tamm, Estonian Genome Center, University of Tartu.
Prof. Albert de la Chapelle, Comprehensive Cancer Center, The Ohio State University, US

The genetic predisposition to papillary thyroid cancer

Prof. Adrián LLerena, Director, Clinical Research Centre Extremadura University Hospital, Badajoz, Spain

CYP2D6, depression, antidepressant drugs and Suicide

Dr. Tambet Teesalu, Cancer Center, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, La Jolla, USA; University of Tartu, Institute of General and Molecular Pathology, Estonia

Cancer drug delivery using tumor penetrating peptides

13:20-14:30 Lunch
14:30-15:50 SESSION VI
Chair: Tõnu Esko, Estonian Genome Center, University of Tartu.
Prof. Alexandre Reymond, University of Lausanne, Center of Integrative Genomics, Switzerland

Genome structure and gene expression

Dr. Lude Franke, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Identification of the downstream consequences of genetic variants through genetical genomics and gene network reconstruction