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Psychiatric Genetics: Pathways and Prospects

4 April 2014

The Royal Society, London

Gallery Early Registration Deadline: 4 March 2014
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Organizers:
William Davies (Cardiff University, UK)
Ian Jones (Cardiff University, UK)
Jamie Lewis (Cardiff University, UK)

Friday 4 April 2014


09:00 - 09:30 Registration with coffee


09:30 - 09:40 Introduction by the organisers

Session 1: Identifying genetic risk variants and associated pathways

Chair:
Ian Jones (Cardiff University, UK)

Friday 4 April 2014

Speakers:
09:40 - 10:20 Michael Owen (MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics, Cardiff, UK)
The nature of psychiatric disorders
10:20 - 11:00 Cathryn Lewis (Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, UK)
Using statistical genetics to identify novel risk variants for psychiatric disorders

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break

Session 2: Epigenetics and the environment

Chair:
Lawrence Wilkinson (Cardiff University, UK)

Friday 4 April 2014

Speakers:
11:30 - 12:10 J. David Sweatt (University of Alabama, USA)
Epigenetic Mechanisms in Memory Formation
12:10 - 12:50 Marcus Munafo (University of Bristol, UK)
Understanding gene-environment interactions

12:50 - 13:20 Genetics Society AGM


13:20 - 14:20 Lunch

Medal:
14:20 - 15:00 Jonathan Flint (Oxford University, UK)
The genetic basis of anxiety in rodents
Genetics Society Medal Lecture

Session 3: From genes to phenotype

Chair:
David Linden (MRC CNGG, Cardiff, UK)

Friday 4 April 2014

Speakers:
15:00 - 15:40 Ricardo Dolmetsch (Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, USA)
Insights into the brain of a child with autism
15:40 - 16:20 Henrik Walter (Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany)
In search of intermediate phenotypes: Imaging genetics of the major psychoses

16:20 - 16:45 Coffee Break

Session 4: Impact on society

Chair:
Jamie Lewis (MRC CNGG, Cardiff, UK)

Friday 4 April 2014

Speakers:
16:45 - 17:25 Ilina Singh (Institute of Psychiatry, KCL, London)
Psychiatric Genetics and Early Intervention
17:25 - 18:00 Hank Greely (Stanford University, USA)
Psychiatric Genetics: Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues

18:05 - 18:15 Concluding remarks and open discussion


18:15 - 19:00 Wine reception

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