Towards understanding cell types relevant for psychiatric disorders

For our next talk, in the BDI/CHG (gen)omics Seminar series, we will be hearing from Prof Naomi Wray, Michael Davys Professor of Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry & Big Data Institute, University of Oxford; Professorial Fellow, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland, Australia. We’re delighted to host Prof Wray in what promises to be a great talk!

Date: Tuesday 28 May
Time: 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Talk title: Towards understanding cell types relevant for psychiatric disorders
Location: Big Data Institute Seminar Room 1

Abstract: Genome-wide association studies of the last decade have demonstrated that psychiatric disorders are more polygenic than other common complex diseases. The cell-types and developmental stage implicated by genetic risk associations is a key research question for post-GWAS analysis. I will focus on various post-GWAS methodological approaches to address this question, and some of our unpublished results.

Bio: Naomi Wray is a quantitative geneticist who works on methods for genetic analysis of common complex diseases, particularly psychiatric disorders. She joined the University of Oxford in June 2023
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