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UGI Seminar Series - Dr Amelie Baud, EMBL-EBI

22 July 2020, 4:00 pm–5:00 pm

Title: 'Genetic ecosystems in health and disease'

Event Information

Open to

UCL staff | UCL students | UCL alumni

Availability

Yes

Organiser

Lucy van Dorp

Location

Zoom
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Abstract:
The phenotype of an individual can be affected not only be the individual’s own genes (direct genetic effects) but also by genes of social partners and the microbiota (indirect genetic effects). Laboratory mice and rats are an ideal system to investigate indirect genetic effects as their environment - cage mates and diet in particular - is well-characterised and controlled by the experimenter. My research has leveraged populations of genetically heterogeneous rodents to quantify the overall contribution of indirect genetic effects, characterise their architecture and dissect the underlying biological mechanisms.

About the Speaker

Dr Amelie Baud

at EMBL-EBI

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