Joint Meeting of Wales and Ireland Genetic Epidemiology Group

Monday 6th September 2010

The Wales - Ireland Genetic Epidemiology Group are holding their second binannual, free meeting of 2010 this September the 6th, in the
afternoon, in TCD, Dublin.

It will be a joint meeting with the International Biometric Society (British - Irish Region), and we have some very interesting talks lined up, of interest to anyone working in 'Biostatistics'.

Venue and time: Monday 6th September, 2010, 13:30 - 17:00 Thomas Davis Lecture Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Thanks to John Hinde of the IBS for helping to organise this meeting, and to IBS-BIR, the Royal Statistical Society, Insight Statistical Consulting, and the Department of Psychiatry, TCD, for sponsoring.

The meeting is free, but has limited space, so please register your interest by return mail to Ricardo Segurado:


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13.30 - 13.40Welcome

Welcome given by the organisor Ricardo Segurado

14.20 - 15.00Dr. Daniel Falush, University College Cork

"Inference of population structure and demographic history from dense genetic data"

14.20 - 15.00Prof. Kathleen Merikangas, National Institutes of Mental Health

"Genes by Environment or Genes and Environment"

15.00 - 15.40Afternoon Tea

Tea and coffee and biscuits will be provided.

15.40 - 16.20Prof. Cathal Seoighe, NUI Galway

"Epitope discovery using phylogenetic Hidden Markov Models"

16.20 - 17.00Prof. John Whittaker, GlaxoSmithKline

"Genetics in drug discovery and development"



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