Registration is now open for the London Genetics Network annual meeting on Friday December 3rd 2021 (online).
We are delighted to announce an amazing schedule of outstanding speakers from London institutions (see below)
Unfortunately, in-person social after the meeting will be postponed to early 2022 due to uncertainties of the Omicron variant.
|9.30-9.45||Prof Karoline Kuchenbaecker (UCL)
Welcome and introduction
|9.45-10.30||KEYNOTE - Professor Gudrun Moore (UCL)
The Baby Bio Bank: An international resource for genetic research into common pregnancy complications.
|10.30-10.50||Baihan Wang (UCL)
Mixed-model GWAS in diverse populations: an analysis of verbal memory in the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study
|11.00-11.20||Dr Qinqin Huang (Sanger)
Transferability of genetic loci and polygenic scores for cardiometabolic traits in British Pakistanis and Bangladeshis
|11.20-11.40||Dr Anna Gui (Birkbeck)
Focusing on infancy in behavioural genetics
|11.40-12.00||Dr Wikus Barkhuizen (UCL)
Intergenerational transmission of childhood symptoms of ADHD in the Norwegian Mother, Father and Child Cohort
|12.00-12.20||Dr Kaili Rimfeld (KCL)
Genetics of intelligence
|12.20-12.50||LUNCH & ONLINE POSTER SESSION|
|12.50-1.35||KEYNOTE - Dr Segun Fatumo (LSHTM)
African genome resource for novel gene discovery and polygenic prediction
|1.35-2.00||Dr Yalda Jamshidi (St Georges)
Disease gene identification in consanguineous populations from the Middle East
|2.00-2.25||Dr Jonathan Coleman (KCL)
Considerations for psychiatric phenotyping in large-scale genetic cohort
|2.25-2.50||Dr Greg Findlay (Crick)
Assaying all Possible Variants with Saturation Genome Editing
|3.00-3.20||ECR Poster Awards (independent poster judging committee)|
|3.20-3.30||Prof Angelica Ronald (Birkbeck)
Postponed due to uncertainties of the Omicron variant
The London Genetics Network invites poster presentations for the Annual Meeting 2021. The online posters will be in the form of short videos. Academics affiliated with an institution based in London or the surrounding areas are eligible to submit a poster for the meeting. There will also be a poster competition for Early Career Researchers and a carer award that eligible participants can apply for. Detailed instructions are below.
Step 1 – Prepare your poster using Powerpoint. We recommend a single slide with background, methods, results and discussion sections.
Step 2 – Prepare the script for the talk that you want to give alongside your poster.
Step 3 – Record your talk on Zoom (or other recording software if preferred). Use the zoom function from within the presenter’s view (usually in the bottom left of the screen) to zoom in on specific sections of your poster as you talk through them, so that viewers of your video poster can clearly see each section of your poster. Particular care should be taken to make sure figures and tables are clearly visible when discussing results.
Many people already have a Zoom account from their university or workplace. If you do not have an account already you can make a free account at https://zoom.us/
The final video should be under 5 minutes long, aim for 3-5 minutes.
Once you have a Zoom account when you are ready to record your presentation follow the steps below
Feel free to use a different software to record your video if you prefer. However, please make sure that the video is in mp4 format.
Please send your video poster to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the poster competition, posters will be judged by an independent poster committee of London-based human geneticists.
Poster submission deadline: Sunday 28th November 2021 at 11:59pm
If you meet the eligibility criteria and would like to apply, please send the following information to email@example.com.
Carer awards application deadline: Friday 26th November 2021 at 12:00pm
We look forward to seeing you at the online meeting!
Dr Ryan Arathimos is a postdoctoral researcher at King’s College London. His research involves using genomics to investigate the effects of molecular phenotypes on psychiatric diseases such as depression and bipolar disorder.
Angelica Ronald is Professor of Psychology and Genetics at Birkbeck, University of London, and director of the Genes Environment Lifespan laboratory. She co-founded the London Genetics Network in 2020 with Dr Karoline Kuchenbaecker.
Karoline Kuchenbaecker is Associate Professor at University College London. Her group studies the genetics of complex traits in ancestrally diverse populations.
Kai is a PhD student at King’s College London. He studies the aetiology of self-harm using genetically informed methods.
London Genetics Network is a Special Interest group funded by The Genetics Society