Monday, June 11th 2018
|09:00||OPENING OF THE CONFERENCE|
| ||Dr. Kristjan Vassil, Vice-Rector for Research, University of Tartu, Estonia|
| ||Dr. Tõnu Esko, Vice Director, Institute of Genomics, University of Tartu, Estonia|
Population scale genomics (Chair: Tõnu Esko)
| || Radja M. Badji, Qatar Foundation, Doha, Qatar|
""Qatar Genome Project""
| || Paul Jones, Director – Population Genomics, Illumina Inc., |
""An Industry Interface into Population Genetics at Scale""
||Coffee / tea|
Microbiome in health and disease (Chair: Elin Org)
| || Max Nieuwdorp, University of Gothenburg, AMC-VUMC Diabetes Center, Sweden|
"“Role of gutmicrobiota in development of human disease, causality of merely innocent association?”"
| || Egija Zaura, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands|
""Oral microbiome: the friend or the foe?”"
| || Jacques S Beckmann, University of Lausanne, Switzerland|
"“Beyond the Human Genome: The Microbiome, Impact on Health and Disease”"
Genomics in clinic (Chair: Maris Laan)
| || Gregory Michelotti, Population Health Project Management, Metabolon Inc., US|
"“Genotype to deep phenotype: Metabolon unlocking gene function and biology”"
| || Lars Forsberg, Uppsala Universitet, Sweden|
"“What happens in leukocytes losing the Y chromosome? Consequences single cells and risk for disease in aging men”"
| || Joris Veltman, Institute of Genetic Medicine, Newcastle University, UK|
"“Genome diagnostics in human disease, from intellectual disability to male infertility”"
| || Gregg Wagner, Population Health Division, Metabolon Inc, US|
"“Metabolomics enhances precision medicine and the understanding of genomic variation”"
||Coffee / tea|
Genomics of recreational traits (Chair: Andres Metspalu )
| || Nicola Pirastu, Usher Institute, The University of Edinburgh, UK|
"“Genetic architecture of food preferences”"
| || Irma Järvelä, Department of Medical Genetics, University of Helsinki, Finland|
"“Genomics approaches to study musical aptitude, music perception and practice”"
| || Taavi Tillmann, University College London, UK|
"“Disease prevention from a public health perspective, and genomic opportunities”"
|20:00||Buffet Dinner (served at the Dorpat Conference Center)|
Tuesday, June 12th 2018
Genetic architecture and evolution (Chair: Mait Metspalu)
| || Joseph Lachance, School of Biological Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA|
"“Evolutionary history and hereditary disease risks in ancient and modern humans""
| || Anders Eriksson, King's College of London, UK|
""The complex evolutionary history of genes regulating inflammatory response in humans""
| || Doug Speed, Aarhus University and University College London, UK|
"“Better Estimation of SNP heritability from summary statistics provides a new understanding of the genetic architecture of complex traits""
||Coffee / tea|
Novel targets for drug discovery (Chair: Lili Milani)
| || Lasse Folkersen, Sankt Hans Hospital, Institute for psychiatric biology, Denmark|
"“Large scale SNP to protein level association mapping and its applications for functional genetics”"
| || Adam Butterworth, University of Cambridge, UK|
"“Integrating genomic and other ‘omic data to inform disease aetiology and therapeutic target prioritisation”"
| || Volker Lauschke, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden|
""Novel hepatic spheroid systems for drug discovery and development”"
Innovation in healthcare (Chair: Reedik Mägi)
| || Paul Lacaze, Public Health Genomics Program, Monash University, Australia|
"“Genomic sequencing & deep phenotyping of large clinical trial cohorts in Australia”"
| || Emmi Tikkanen, Nightingale Health Ltd, |
"“Comprehensive biomarker profiling: from biobanks to general healthcare – Nightingale Health perspective”"
|16:00||Closing of the conference|