Gene Forum 2011, June 10-11, 2011
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Geneforum 2011

June 10-11, 2011, Tartu, Estonia

„Genetics of Complex Phenotypes“

Friday, 10. June 2011
Prof. Alar Karis, Rector of the University of Tartu, Estonia
Prof. Andres Metspalu, Director of the Estonian Genome Center, University of Tartu, Estonia
Prof. David Cox, Chief Scientific Officer, Pfizer Inc., US
"Application of Human Genetics to Drug Development and Improved Clinical Outcomes"
Dr. Yuan-Tsong Chen, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
"Pharmacogenomics of Adverse Drug Reactions: Toward Personalized Medicine"
10:50-11:10 Coffee/tea break
11:10-13:10 SESSION I
Prof. Gilean McVean, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, UK
"Medical Implications of the 1000 Genomes Project"
Prof. Rasmus Nielsen, University of Berkeley, California, US
"Inferring evolution from next generation sequencing data"
Prof. Pawel Stankiewicz, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, US
"Genomic, genic, exonic, non-coding, and mosaic copy-number variations"
13:10-14:30 Lunch
14:30-15:50 SESSION II
Prof. Thomas Kirkwood, Institute for Ageing and Health, Newcastle University, UK
"Genetics of longevity and ageing"
Dr. Cecilia Lindgren, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, UK
"From genes to biology: lessons learned from searching for type 2 diabetes and obesity susceptibility genes"
15:50-16:10 Coffee/tea break
16:10-17:30 SESSION III
Prof. Olga Golubnitschaja, University of Bonn, Germany
"Promoting Predictive, Preventive and Personalised Medicine in Europe and Global scale"
Prof. Ulrich Stephani, Klinik Neuropädiatrie, Kiel, Germany
"Epilepsy - clinical background and recent results of genetic research"
20:00Buffet Dinner
served at club Illusion, Raatuse str. 97

Saturday, 11. June 2011
09:00-11:00 SESSION IV
Prof. Nikolas Katsanis, Center for Human Disease Modeling, Duke University, US
"Genetic architecture of ciliopathies"
Dr. Kaspar Roger, Founder and CEO, Transderm Inc., US
"A perspective on developing siRNA-based therapeutics for the ultra rare skin disorder pachyonychia congenital"
Dr. Viljar Jaks, University of Tartu, Estonia
"Hair follicle stem cells in epidermal homeostasis, regeneration and tumor formation"
11:00-11:20 Coffee/tea break
11:20-13:20 SESSION V
Dr. Pauline Crystal NG, Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore
"Bioinformatic Tools and Analyses for Medical Genomics"
Prof. Soren Brunak, Centre for Biological Sequence Analysis, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
"Linking phenotypes extracted from electronic patient records onto systems biology frameworks"
Dr. Jaak Vilo, University of Tartu, Estonia
"Medical- and bioinformatics - a way forward for biobanks"
13:20-14:30 Lunch
14:30-15:50 SESSION VI
Prof. Frank Lyko, University of Heidelberg, German Cancer Research Center, Germany
"The role of DNA methylation in phenotypic plasticity"
Dr. Vardhman Rakyan, Blizard Institute of Cell and Molecular Science, UK
"The hunt of the epiallele"
16:00Closing of the conference