e-ACTG (edinburgh Alliance for Complex Trait Genetics)

edinburgh - Alliance for Complex Trait Genetics 17 April, 2019

Royal Society of Edinburgh, George Street, Edinburgh.

General Information

The 15th meeting of the Edinburgh Alliance for Complex Trait Genetics will take place on Wednesday 17th April at the Royal Society of Edinburgh, starting about lunchtime.  As usual the meeting is made possible by generous sponsorship from the Genetics Society.


13.00 Arrival and registration. Tea and coffee

Session 1 Chair: Peter Joshi (Usher Institute for Population Health Sciences and Informatics)

13.30 Elena Bernabeu (Roslin Institute)
Sex differences in genetic architecture in the UK Biobank

14.00 Richard Oppong & Sara Knott (Institute of Evolutionary Biology)
Using haplotypes in regional heritability analyses.

14.30 Martin Johnsson (Roslin Institute)
Predicting deleterious variants in pigs

15.00 Paul Timmers (Centre for Global Health Research, Usher Institute)
Genomics of 1 million parent lifespans distinguishes survival chances

15.15 Erin MacDonald-Dunlop (Centre for Global Health Research, Usher Institute)
Omics measures of ageing

15.30 Tea and coffee

Session 2 Chair: Mairead Bermingham (Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine)

16.00 David Hill (Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology)
Genetic analysis identifies molecular systems and biological pathways associated with household income

16.30 Sean Bankier (Centre for Synthetic and Systems Biology)
Cortisol responsive gene networks in cardiovascular disease.

17.00 Chris Ponting (MRC Human Genetics Unit)
Explaining complex disease: one factor and one DNA variant at a time.

17.30 Discussion and refreshments


November 2019

The November 2019 meeting is being incorporated into the “A Century of Genetics” meeting.

Please register for the “A century of Genetics” meeting to guarantee your place, and direct any queries or suggestions to the meeting organizers.

Meeting organisers:

Chris Haley
Josephine Pemberton