Start Date: 06/02/2017

End Date: 06/02/2017

Cost: Free

Venue: Genomics England, Queen Mary University of London, Charterhouse Square, EC1M 6BQ


Genomics England

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Prof. Cecilia Lindgren is a Senior Group Leader at the Big Data Institute, University of Oxford. In this role she is listed amongst Thomson Reuters 100 "most highly cited researchers" in Molecular Biology and Genetics. Her research focuses on applying genomics to dissect the etiology of obesity related traits and their relationship with reproductive health. In her talk, she will: • Introduce the background and rationale behind obesity trait genetic research • Give an overview of where we are in the field with our most recent research (including unpublished data) • Discuss what the clinical utility can be, and not be, of these discoveries • Outline the big data institute and what work she is doing, which is related to obesity genetics