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UGI Science Meeting+ Series: Dr Na Cai

Start: Mar 27, 2019 03:00 PM
End: Mar 27, 2019 04:00 PM

UGI Science Meeting+ Series

Title: Lessons from genetic studies on major depressive disorder (MDD)
Speaker: Dr Na Cai - European Bioinformatics Institute, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (research profile)
Venue: Malet Place 1.03 LT (map)

Abstract: Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a complex and heterogeneous disease that involves many genetic and environmental factors, where a variable combination of which may be active in each case. It remains a challenge in data collection to gain sufficient statistical power to discover any one genetic factor through GWAS. In this presentation I will explore the different ways data is collected for GWAS on MDD, the biological insights into the etiology of MDD enabled by the deep phenotyping approach, and the differences in genetic architecture and environmental factor risk profiles of depression collected through different approaches.