2016 ASHG/IGES Talks

2016 American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting

October 18-22, 2016, in Vancouver, Canada

 

ASHG Talks

Hilary Finucane. “Extracting biological insight from heritability analysis.” Invited talk. Wednesday, October 19th, 12:00pm. West Building Room 211.

Sasha Gusev. “Transcriptome-wide association study of schizophrenia and chromatin activity yields mechanistic disease insights.” Platform talk. Thursday, October 20th, 10:15am. West Building Room 302.

Wonil Chung. “Novel polygenic risk prediction using individual-level data and summary statistics for secondary traits.” Platform talk. Friday, October 21st, 9:00am, West Building Room 211.

Kevin Galinsky. “Population structure of UK Biobank and ancient Eurasians reveals adaptation at genes influencing blood pressure.” Platform talk. Friday, October 21st, 9:30am. West Building Room 109.
*This presentation was selected for a 2016 ASHG/Charles J. Epstein Research Finalist Award

ASHG Posters

Xuanyao Liu. “Dissecting the functional architecture of local and distal gene expression regulation in multiple human tissues.” Poster talk #2148F. Tuesday, October 18th, 7:00-9:00pm, West Building Room 119.

Carla Marquez Luna. “Multi-ethnic polygenic risk scores improve risk prediction in diverse populations.” Poster #589W. Wednesday, October 19th, 2:00-3:00pm.

Yakir Reshef. “Quantifying directional effects of transcription factor binding on polygenic disease risk using GWAS summary statistics.” Poster #376W. Wednesday, October 19th, 3:00-4:00pm.

Anne Feng. “Investigating the genetic relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and cancer using GWAS summary statistics.” Poster #1480W. Wednesday, October 19th, 3:00-4:00pm.
*This presentation was selected as a Reviewer’s Choice.

Gaurav Bhatia. “Correcting subtle stratification in summary association statistics.” Poster #545T. Thursday, October 20th, 2:00-3:00pm.

Pier Palamara. “Leveraging deep genealogical structure to estimate the phenotypic contribution of rare variants.” Poster #1931T. Thursday, October 20th, 2:00-3:00pm.
*This work was also presented as a platform talk at ProbGen 2016

Xia Jiang. “Analysis of shared heritability and functional enrichment based on genome-wide association studies for five common cancers.” Poster #2765T. Thursday, October 20th, 2:00-3:00pm.

Hilary Finucane. “Heritability enrichment of specifically expressed genes identifies disease-relevant tissues and cell types.” Poster #1628T. Thursday, October 20th, 3:00-4:00pm.
*This presentation was selected as a Reviewer’s Choice.

Armin Schoech. “Estimating the frequency dependence of SNP effect sizes in human complex traits.” Poster #518T. Thursday, October 20th, 3:00-4:00pm.

Luke O’Connor. “Steady-state gene expression explains 5-15% of heritability for many complex traits.” Poster #1634T. Thursday, October 20th, 3:00-4:00pm.

Bryce van de Geijn. “Genetic variants underlying histone modifications explain a large fraction of autoimmune disease heritability.” Poster #1994T. Thursday, October 20th, 3:00-4:00pm.

Po-Ru Loh. “Reference-based phasing using the Haplotype Reference Consortium panel.” Poster #564F. Friday, October 21st, 3:00-4:00pm.

Steven Gazal. “LD-dependent architecture of human complex traits reveals action of negative selection.” Poster #1644F. Friday, October 21st, 3:00-4:00pm.
*This work was also presented as a platform talk at GCD 2016

 

 

International Genetic Epidemiology Society Annual Meeting

October 24-26, 2016, in Toronto, Canada

 

IGES Talks

Richard Barfield.  “Assessing the genetic effect mediated through gene expression from summary eQTL and GWAS data.” Tuesday, October 25th, 9:45am, Dominion Ballroom.
*This presentation was nominated for the Williams Award (Best Student Presentation)

 

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