Multi-omics Approach Kicks Off NSHG-PM Webinar Series



15 October 2020. The Nordic Society of Human Genetics and Precision Medicine will kick off our webinar series on Monday, 9 November 2020, 15:00-16:15 CET, with a seminar by NSHG-PM President Kári Stefánsson of deCODE genetics, titled, “Human diversity in the context of genomics, transcriptomics, and proteomics.”

The deCODE multi-omics approach was recently used to find a gene variant that affects risk of several autoimmune disorders (see NSHG-PM news), and in this lecture Stefánsson will also discuss new multi-omics data in Alzheimer’s disease.

The webinar is open to all NSHG-PM members, but registration will be required (Reserve your spot now!).

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Following the talk, Stefánsson will discuss the strategy of combining large sets of protein, RNA transcript, and genomic data with a panel including Paul Franks of Lund University, Mark Daly of the Institute for Molecular Medicine FIMM, Søren Brunak of the University of Copenhagen, and Ole Andreassen of the University of Oslo.

               Paul Franks, Mark Daly, Søren Brunak, and Ole Andreassen


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