The BRC Genetics and Genomics Seminar Series hosted by Dr Inês Cebola, is excited to have Dr. Danielle Posthuma talking on “From GWAS to function”. Please join us on 18th May at 11am using the Zoom link below:
Prof. Dr. Danielle Posthuma is a statistical geneticist at the Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam and Amsterdam University Medical Center, Neuroscience Campus Amsterdam. She holds am Advanced grant from the European Research Council and leads the Dutch BRAINSCAPES consortium which aims to bridge genetics and neuroscience and which was awarded 19.6M€ Euro in 2019 by the Dutch government. Her work focuses on developing novel methods that aid in detecting genes for brain diseases, interpreting these findings in biological context and generating mechanistic hypotheses that can be tested in functional experiments. She has recently led several large scale genome-wide association studies for Alzheimer’s Disease, intelligence, insomnia and neuroticism, and is the lead author on innovative tools such as MAGMA (for gene-set analyses) and FUMA (for postGWAS annotation).
Meeting ID: 992 9487 5984