Gene Forum 2014, June 13-14, 2014
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The 14th Annual Gene Forum 2014

Tartu, Estonia, June 13-14, 2014

Friday, 13. June 2014
Dr. Marco Kirm, Vice-Rector, University of Tartu, Estonia
Dr. Tõnu Esko, Vice-Director, Estonian Genome Center, University of Tartu, Estonia
Chair: Prof. Andres Metspalu, University of Tartu, Estonia.
Prof. Geoffrey Ginsburg, Duke Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy, US
"Realizing the Opportunity of Genomics and in Health Care"
Dr. Krista Fischer, Estonian Genome Center, University of Tartu, Estonia
"Molecular biomarkers and personalized risk prediction"
10:30-10:50 COFFEE / TEA
10:50-12:50 SESSION I
Chair: Prof. Jaak Vilo, University of Tartu, Estonia.
Dr. Gabi Kastenmüller, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany
"Genetic influences on blood metabolites - From omics data to an in vivo blueprint of metabolism"
Prof. Ioannis Xenarios, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Lausanne, Switzerland
"Systems biology and network modeling in biological systems"
Prof. Lars Juhl Jensen, The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
"Medical data and text mining: Linking diseases, drugs, and adverse reactions"
12:50-14:00 LUNCH
14:00-16:00 SESSION II
Chair: Dr. Andrew Morris, University of Oxford, UK.
Dr. Leopold Parts, Genome Biology Unit, Heidelberg, Germany
"Heritability and genetic basis of protein level variation in an outbred population"
Prof. Timothy Frayling, Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and University of Exeter, UK
"Moving on from GWAS to understand biology"
Dr. Mario Caceres, Institute of Biotechnology and Biomedicine, Barcelona, Spain
"Population distribution, evolutionary history, and functional effects of inversions in the human genome"
16:00-16:20 COFFEE / TEA
16:20-17:40 SESSION III
Chair: Dr. Lili Milani, University of Tartu, Estonia.
Prof. Harold Snieder, Department of Epidemiology, University Medical Center, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
"Advances in Genetic Epidemiology: from population to personalized risk"
Prof. Panagiotis Deloukas, William Harvey Research Institute, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University London, UK
"An integrated ‘Omics approach for mapping obesity traits"

Saturday, 14. June 2014
09:30-11:30 SESSION IV
Chair: Prof. Ursel Soomets, University of Tartu, Estonia.
Prof. Pauline M. Rudd, National Institute for Bioprocessing Research & Training, Dublin, Ireland
"Automated glycan analysis for intergrated biology"
Prof. Jan Dumanski, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Uppsala University, Sweden
"46XY minus Y = higher mortality and increased risk of cancer"
Prof. Manimozhiyan Arumugam, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
"Genes from your 100 trillion guests: the human microbiome and its role in diseases"
11:30-11:50 COFFEE / TEA
11:50-13:50 SESSION V
Chair: Dr. Tõnu Esko, University of Tartu, Estonia.
Prof. Aarno Palotie, Institute for Molecular Medicine, University of Helsinki; Center for Human Genetic Research, Massachusetts General Hospital,
"Population isolates in disease genetics"
Prof. Mark Daly, Department of Genetics, 
Co-Director, Program in Medical and Population Genetics, Broad Institute/Harvard Medical School,
"Common and rare variants in neuropsychiatric diseases"
Prof. David Cesarini, Department of Econimics, New York University, US
"On the Promises and Pitfalls of Social-Science Genetics"
13:50-14:50 LUNCH
14:50-16:50 SESSION VI
Chair: Dr. Mait Metspalu, Estonian Biocenter, Estonia.
Dr. Alissa Mittnik, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Institute for Archaeological Sciences, Germany
"Revealing the ancestry of present-day Europeans with ancient human genomes"
Prof. Mattias Jakobsson, Department of Evolutionary Biology, Uppsala University, Sweden
"Genomic variation in Southern African San and Khoe groups"
Dr. Andrea Manica, Evolutionary Ecology Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK
"Using past climate to reconstruct human demography"