Lectures and seminars MEB seminar: Mendelian randomization: Past, present and future

10-10-2019 4:00 pm Add to iCal
Campus Solna Samuelssonsalen lecture hall, Tomtebodavägen 6, Campus Solna
Portrait of Professor George Davey Smith

All are most welcome to join this MEB seminar presented by Professor George Davey Smith from the University of Bristol.

Abstract: Mendelian randomization utilises genetic variation to understand modifiable influences on health, disease, and developmental outcomes. The talk will cover the origins of Mendelian randomization, its present use and future potentials

BioProfessor George Davey Smith is a clinical epidemiologist and the director of the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit (IEU) at the Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol. His research has pioneered understanding of the causes and alleviation of health inequalities; lifecourse epidemiology; systematic reviewing of epidemiological evidence; and the study of population health contributions of the new genetics. He is particularly interested in developing and applying Mendelian randomization approaches, interrogating the causal role of behavioral factors (such as alcohol consumption) and intermediate phenotypes on different health outcomes, such as cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes. He is currently Scientific Director of the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children

Host: Henrik Larsson