Gene Forum 2017, June 15-16, 2017
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The 17th Annual Gene Forum 2017

Tartu, Estonia, June 15-16, 2017

Monday, June 11th 2018
08:40-09:00 Registration
Dr. Kristjan Vassil, Vice-Rector for Research, University of Tartu, Estonia
Dr. Tõnu Esko, Vice Director, Institute of Genomics, University of Tartu, e
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""
10:30-10:50 Coffee / tea
10:50-12:50 SESSION I
Microbiome in health and disease (Chair: Elin Org)
Max Nieuwdorp, University of Gothenburg, 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”"
12:50-14:00 Lunch
14:00-16:00 SESSION II
Genomics in clinic (Chair: Maris Laan)
Lars Forsberg, Uppsala Universitet, Sweden
"“Effect of Loss of Y chromosome on health and disease”"
Joris Veltman, University of Newcastle, UK
"“Genome diagnostics in human disease, from intellectual disability to male infertility”"
Gregory Michelotti, Population Health Project Management, Metabolon Inc., US
"“Genotype to deep phenotype: Metabolon unlocking gene function and biology”"
16:00-16:20 Coffee / tea
16:20-17:40 SESSION III
Genomics of recreational traits (Chair: Andres Metspalu )
Irma Järvela, University of Helsinki, FIMM, Finland
"“Genomics studies on music-related traits”"
Nicola Pirastu, Usher Institute, The University of Edinburgh, UK
"“Genetic architecture of food preferences”"
20:00Buffet Dinner

Tuesday, June 12th 2018
09:30-11:30 SESSION IV
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, Oxford University, 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""
11:30-11:50 Coffee / tea
11:50-13:35 SESSION V
Novel targets for drug discovery (Chair: Lili Milani)
Lasse Folkersen, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
"“Large scale SNP to protein level association mapping and its applications for functional genetics”"
Adam Butterworth, University of Cambridge, UK
"“Consequences Of Natural Perturbations In The Human Plasma Proteome”"
Volker Lauschke, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
""Novel hepatic spheroid systems for drug discovery and development”"
13:35-14:40 Lunch
14:40-16:40 SESSION VI
(Chair: Alex Reymond)
Taavi Tillmann, University College London, UK
"“Public health perspective on genomics based healthcare”"
Paul Lacaze, Public Health Genomics Program, Monash University, Australia
"“Large scale personalised medicine initiatives in Asutralia”"
16:40Closing of the conference