Gene Forum 2017, June 15-16, 2017
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The 17th Annual Gene Forum 2017

Tartu, Estonia, June 15-16, 2017

Thursday, June 15th 2017
08:40-09:00 Registration
Dr. Marco Kirm, Vice-Rector for Research, University of Tartu, Estonia
Dr. Tõnu Esko, Deputy Director for Research, Estonian Genome Center, University of Tartu, Estonia
Big data –path to stratified healthcare (Chair: Dr. Tõnu Esko)
Prof. Mark Caulfield, Genomics of England, UK
"Sequencing of 100,000 genomes to improve healthcare services in UK"
Dr. Ingrid Borecki, Washington University at St Louis, US
"The Path to Translation and Target Development Informed by Human Genetics"
10:40-10:55 Coffee / tea / posters
10:55-12:15 I SESSION
Big data analytics (Chair: Dr. Reedik Mägi)
Dr. Madis Tiik, SITRA, Finland
"Future of EHealth. From Health 1.0 to Health 3.0"
Dr. Frederik Trier Moller, Statens Serum Institute, Denmark
"Customer purchase records and health informatics"
12:15-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:30 SESSION II
Functional genomics and cellular models (Chair: Dr. Lili Milani)
Dr. Vinod Kumar Magadi Gopalaiah, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
"Systems analysis to map regulators of human immune system"
Dr. Soeren Lienkamp, Universitätsklinikum Freiburg, Germany
"Direct reprogramming of renal tubule cells in the study of genetic kidney disease"
Dr. Gregory Michelotti, Metabolon, Inc., US
"Genotype to deep phenotype: Metabolon unlocking gene function and biology"
15:30-15:50 Coffee / tea / posters
15:50-17:50 SESSION III
Mutation pattern in disease and evolution (Chair:Dr. Mait Metspalu)
Dr. Alex Hoischen, Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences; Radboud University Medical Center, The Netherlands
"The role and timing of de novo mutations in health and disease"
Prof. Laurent Excoffier, University of Bern and Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Switzerland
"Demographic inference from NGS data: Application to humans and chimpanzees"
Dr. Franceso Montinaro, University of Oxford, UK
"Complex ancient genetic structure and cultural transitions in southern African populations"
20:00Buffet Dinner

Friday, June 16th 2017
09:30-11:30 SESSION IV
Microbiome in health and disease (Chair: Dr. Elin Org)
Prof. Willem de Vos, Wageningen and Helsinki University, Finland
"The human intestinal microbiome: From structure to solutions"
Prof. Markku Laakso, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland
"Genetics of metabolic diseases in an isolated population"
Prof. Vallo Tillmann, Tartu University Hospital, Estonia
"DIABIMMUNE study: what we have learned about the hygiene hypothesis"
11:30-11:50 Coffee / tea / posters
11:50-13:50 SESSION V
Genomics of brain function and disease (Chair: Prof. Alexandre Reymond)
Dr. Malte Spielmann, University of Washington, Seattle, US
"CRISPR-CAS9 genome editing to investigate non-coding mutations"
Prof. Phil Koellinger, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam; Erasmus University Rotterdam Institute for Behavior and Biology, The Netherlands
"GWAS results for educational attainment aid in identifying genetic heterogeneity in schizophrenia"
Dr. Didier Trono, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), School of Life Sciences, Lausanne, Switzerland
"Transposable elements, their controllers and the uniqueness of human biology"
13:50-15:00 Lunch
15:00-17:00 SESSION VI
Genomics guided healthcare models (Chair: Prof. Andres Metspalu)
Prof. Paul Hoffmann, Nice Center Hospital (CHU), Nice, France
"Next generation biobank in thoracic oncology: Why and how?"
Prof. Rando Allikmets, Columbia University Medical Center, US
"Simple and complex retinal disease"
Prof. Ruth Loos, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, US
"The genetics of obesity – beyond common variation and common phenotypes"
17:00Closing of the conference