Gene Forum 2016, June 9-10, 2016
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The 16th Annual Gene Forum 2016

Tartu, Estonia, June 9-10, 2016

Thursday, June 9th 2016
08:40-09:00 Registration
Dr. Marco Kirm, Vice-Rector for Research, University of Tartu, Estonia
Dr. Tõnu Esko, Estonian Genome Center, University of Tartu, Estonia
Chair: Dr. Lili Milani
Prof. Robert Plomin, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London, UK
"Genetics and genomics of general cognitive ability and educational performance"
Prof. Magnus Ingelman-Sundberg, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
"Pharmacogenomic and epigenomic biomarkers for prediction of drug response"
10:40-11:00 Coffee / tea
11:00-13:00 I SESSION
Chair: Dr. Andrew Morris
Dr. Jonathan Swann, Division of Computational and Systems Medicine, Imperial College London, UK
"Exploring mammalian host-microbiome interactions and their impact on host xenobiotic metabolism"
Dr. Vijay G. Sankaran, Boston Children’s Hospital and Department of Pediatric Oncology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, US
"Genetic Studies of Human Hematopoiesis"
Prof. Niels Grarup, The Novo Nordisk Foundation Centre for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
"Genetics of diabetes: Lessons learned from the isolated Greenlandic Inuit population"
13:00-14:10 Lunch
14:10-15:30 SESSION II
Chair: Dr. Tõnu Esko
Prof. Rein Ahas, University of Tartu, Estonia
"Using mobile positioning data for studying human behavior"
Prof. Daniel Benjamin, Center for Economic and Social Research, University of Southern California, US
"Update and New Directions for the Social Science Genetic Association Consortium"
15:30-15:50 Coffee / tea
15:50-17:10 SESSION III
Chair: Dr. Mait Metspalu
Prof. Mark G. Thomas, Research Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, University College London, UK
Prof. Johannes Krause, University of Tübingen; Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Germany
"The Genetic History of Europe: From Ice Age to Bronze Age"
20:00Buffet Dinner
served at restaurant Atlantis

Friday, June 10th 2016
09:30-11:30 SESSION IV
Chair: Prof. Andres Metspalu
Prof. Daniel MacArthur, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, US
"Using large-scale genomic data-sets to interpret genetic variation"
Dr. Unnur Thorsteidndottir, Vice President of Research, deCODE genetics, Iceland
"Genetics of common complex traits – impact of rare and low frequency variants in a founder population"
Dr. Jan O. Korbel, Genome Biology Unit, EMBL, Germany
"From Genomic Variation to Molecular Mechanism"
11:30-11:50 Coffee / tea
11:50-13:40 SESSION V
Chair: Dr. Reedik Mägi
Prof. Krina Zondervan, Endometriosis CaRe Centre, Nuffield Dept of Obstetrics & Gynaecology/Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, UK
"Understanding the genetic origins of endometriosis: progress and challenges"
Dr. Anna Murray, University of Exeter Medical School, UK
"The Genetic Biological Clock"
Dr. Masoud Zamani Esteki, Centre for Human Genetics, Leuven University Hospital, KU Leuven, Belgium
"Haplarithmisis to study allelic architecture of genomes"
13:40-14:50 Lunch
14:50-16:45 SESSION VI
Chair: Prof. Alexandre Reymond
Dr. Terry Vrijenhoek, Staff and Faculty Advisor, Department of Genetics, University Medical Centre Utrecht, NL
"The Genetics Clinic of the Future - aligning vision and reality"
Prof. Jacques Fellay, Global Health Institute, EPFL School of Life Sciences, Switzerland
"Human genomics of viral diseases"
Dr. Bogdan Draganski, LREN - Department of Clinical Neurosciences, CHUV, University Lausanne, Switzerland
"The link between human brain and genes – how can we solve the mystery?"
16:45Closing of the conference