Professor Ilina Singh presenting at “Psychiatric Genetics: Pathways and Prospects”, Friday April 4th at the Royal Society


When: 4 April 2014, 9 am – 6 pm

WhereThe Royal Society 6/9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG


09:00 – 09:30 Registration with coffee. To register for this event click here.

09:30 – 09:40 Introduction by the organisers William Davies (Cardiff University, UK), Ian Jones (Cardiff University, UK), Jamie Lewis (Cardiff University, UK)

 Session 1: Identifying genetic risk variants and associated pathways

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

 Session 2: Epigenetics and the environment

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

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

Session 3: From genes to phenotype

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

Session 4: Impact on society

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

To register for this event click here.


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