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Bloomsbury Centre for Genetic Epidemiology and Statistics Annual Scientific Meeting, 12 June, 2-6:30pm

15 May 2012



                                         

Venue: John Snow Lecture Theatre A, LSHTM, Keppel St

The event is free to attend but registration is required.



                                         

Programme:


14:00 - 14:05     Dr Frank Dudbridge (LSHTM) - Welcome

14:05 - 14:45     Dr Stephen Bentley (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) - Viewing bacterial evolution and transmission through their whole genome sequences

14:45 - 15:00     Dr Lucy Weinert (UCL) - The evolution of host jumps in Staphylococcus aureus

15:00 - 15:15     Dr Richard Stabler (LSHTM) - Genetic epidemiology of C. difficile

15:15 - 15:45     Dr Fotios Drenos (UCL) - Twenty-three unreported genetic associations with lipid phenotypes: a dense gene-centric meta-analysis in 66,240 individuals across 32 studies

15:45 - 16:00         Tea & coffee break

16:00 - 16:15     Dr Vincent Plagnol (UCL) - Bayesian analysis of metagenomic data for the detection of rare viral infections

16:15 - 16:30     Dr. Paula Dominguez-Salas (LSHTM) - Epigenesis in humans: can maternal methyl-donor-deficient diets induce epigenetic alterations in their offspring?

16:30 - 16:45     Dr Rein Houben (LSHTM) - Genomic approaches to address outstanding questions on M.tuberculosis transmission – data and results from North Malawi

16:45 - 17:15     Prof Francois Balloux (UCL) - The role of genetic drift and natural selection in the current distribution of human genetic diversity

17:15 – 18:30         Wine reception

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