Seminars and Events
Annotating the Genome, BCGES Annual Meeting, 11 June 2013
Publication date: 13 May 2013
This meeting will be held in conjunction with the South England Genetic Epidemiology Group on Tuesday 11th June (11am -5pm) at John Snow LT, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Tue 7 May, "Beer & Pizza" Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics Science evening
Publication date: 18 April 2013
Venue: 2nd floor seminar room, Rayne building
Further details and to register visit:
UGI Seminar - John Overington, EBI, 23rd April @ 1pm
Publication date: 4 April 2013
“ChEMBL - An Open Database of Bioactivity and Pharmacology Data for Drug Discovery"
Venue: Second Floor Seminar Room
EBI Roadshow at UCL, 28-30 May 2013
Publication date: 14 March 2013
The EBI will be holding a roadshow at UCL in May 2013.
The training will cover:
Tuesday 12 March, 1–2pm, Dr Garrett Hellenthal, ‘Identifying and dating historical admixture events in humans using DNA’
Publication date: 4 March 2013
Gavin de Beer LT, Anatomy Building, UCL
We describe a new method that uses DNA to identify historical events that have shaped present-day populations. In particular, the approach exploits modern large-scale genetic collections to unearth times in the past where two or more genetically distinct groups interacted and exchanged DNA. The method dates precisely when such events occurred, characterizes the amount of DNA exchange, and describes the genetic composition of the (perhaps extinct) groups involved. We highlight the model’s advantages over currently available techniques in the field, including its improved parameter estimation and the additional information it contributes beyond any available methods. Our inference, based entirely on DNA, provides a powerful complement to anthropological resources, helping to resolve existing archaeological controversies, determine precisely how much DNA exchange accompanied known historical periods, and discover previously unknown events. We describe an application to data collected from 95 world-wide geographic regions, in which we characterize over 100 DNA exchange events occurring in the past 3000 years.
Progress Educational Trust's public debate-'Receiving:The Recipient Parent Perspective', 24 January 2013
Publication date: 17 January 2013
You are invited to attend the Progress Educational Trust's FREE public debate 'RECEIVING: THE RECIPIENT PARENT PERSPECTIVE' at University College London on Thursday 24 January 2013. This event is taking place from 6.30pm-8.30pm, and forms part of the Wellcome Trust supported project 'WHEN IT TAKES MORE THAN TWO'.
Course:Introduction to bioinformatics and resources and Gene Ontology, 18-19. April
Publication date: 14 January 2013
This course aims to provide information about Gene Ontology and other bioinformatic resources, such as Ensembl and UniProt. It will provide practical demonstrations of a number of freely available high-throughput analysis tools that can be used for the analysis of large datasets, such as those derived from proteomic or microarray methodologies.
"Genome wide gene pathway analysis-statistical methods and applications", 11 Dec at 1pm
Publication date: 19 November 2012
Venue: LG8 (LSHTM)
Pathways analysis methods aim to uncover aspects of the genetic architecture of disease that might otherwise be missed when considering genetic variants in isolation. This approach is motivated by the observation that in many cases disease states are likely to be driven by multiple genetic variants of small to moderate effect, mediated through their interaction in molecular networks or gene pathways, rather than by the effects of a few, highly penetrant mutations. In this talk I will give a brief introduction to sparse regression methods for genome wide association studies, and describe a sparse modelling approach for the identification of pathways associated with a quantitative trait. I will also describe two application studies identifying pathways and genes associated with high-density lipoprotein levels in two Asian cohorts, and with longitudinal structural change in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's Disease.
UGI Seminar: Prof David Curtis - "25 years searching for the gene for schizophrenia", 29 Nov at 1pm
Publication date: 16 October 2012
Venue: Biochemistry LT, Darwin Building
Journal Club: Wednesday 10 October, 1pm
Publication date: 4 October 2012
*** Human population genetics journal club ***
Cruciform Foyer 102 Seminar Room 2
Garrett Hellenthal will present the following paper: "Ancient Admixture in Human History" by Patterson et al (2012)
2 UGI seminars: Weds 19 Sept, 2-3pm
Publication date: 4 September 2012
VENUE: DARWIN BIOCHEMISTRY LECTURE THEATRE B15
UGI Seminar: Drug safety pharmacogenomics: challenges and opportunities, Prof Munir Pirmohamed
Publication date: 6 August 2012
Prof Munir Pirmohamed is the NHS Chair of Pharmacogenetics and Head of Dept of Molecular and Clinical Pharmacology at Liverpool University.
BCGES short courses September 2012
Publication date: 12 July 2012
Bloomsbury Centre for Genetic Epidemiology and Statistics will be running two short courses in September 2012.
Gene Ontology Annotation Workshop: 10-11 September 2012
Publication date: 19 June 2012
This workshop aims to provide information about Gene Ontology and other bioinformatic resources, such as Ensembl and UniProt. It will provide practical demonstrations of a number of freely available high-throughput analysis tools that can be used for the analysis of large datasets, such as those derived from proteomic or microarray methodologies.
Attendees may bring in their own datasets for analysis. Annotations created during this workshop will be added to the GOA database at EBI and will be incorporated, through existing pipelines, into all of the major biological knowledgebases, such as EntrezGene, Ensembl, UniProt and GeneCards. In addition these annotations will be available for use by the majority of high-throughput analysis tools.
This event is free however registration is required.
2 July - Pipelines for analysis of next generation exome sequence data, Beer & Pizza evening
Publication date: 8 June 2012
Monday 2 July, 17:00 - 19:30
Leolin Price LT, Institute of Child Health
The event is free to attend
* registration is required
Bloomsbury Centre for Genetic Epidemiology and Statistics Annual Scientific Meeting, 12 June, 2-6:30pm
Publication date: 15 May 2012
Venue: John Snow Lecture Theatre A, LSHTM, Keppel St
Seminar: Dissecting the genetic architecture of cardiometabolic risk, 28 May, 1pm
Publication date: 15 May 2012
Dr Nicole Saranzo, Human Genetics, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Seminar: ‘Genetic constellations of HLA and KIR and their role in scarring trachoma’, 22 May 2012, 1pm
Publication date: 8 May 2012
given by Dr Chrissy Roberts (LSHTM)
BCGES seminar, 29 May 2012 at 1pm, Dr Chris Spencer & Dr Matti Pirinen, Bayesian methods for modelling effect heterogeneity in genetic association studies
Publication date: 1 May 2012
Venue: Room B15 – Biochemistry LT, Darwin building (UCL)
Dr Chris Spencer and Dr. Matti Pirinen, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Oxford University
Tuesday 15 May, 9:45 - 5:30, EBI enzyme and metabolite resources training workshop
Publication date: 20 March 2012