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CeFH Genetics Friday: Martin Tesli "Genome-wide association study of ADHD in MoBa – potentials and challenges"


Presentation by Martin Tesli, Norwegian Institute of Public Health


About Genetics Fridays

Genetics Fridays are held every Friday at the Centre of Fertility and Health. This is an informal venue for all employees at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and collaborators who are working with genetics, planning to implement genetics in their work, or merely have an interest in genetics. There is room for presentations and/or discussions, where participants can share knowledge and experience, come up with ideas and discuss projects and methods. The big meeting room at the centre (room 201) is reserved every Friday from 13.00-14.00, available for meetings or discussions. Some Fridays there will be presentations on selected topics, methods or projects. These presentations will be announced in our event calendar. We make waffles for everyone at 12.30!

Contact Kristine Løkås Jacobsen if you have ideas on interesting topics we can address, or if you want to present something yourself.

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14. Dec 2018 - 13:00-14:00 | Seminar
Marcus Thranes gate 2, meeting room 2nd floor

About the speaker

Martin Tesli is MD PhD with specialization in psychiatry, currently working at Department of mental disorders NIPH and NORMENT CoE Oslo University Hospital. He has experience with molecular genetic studies in schizophrenia and bipolar disorders, in particular the use of polygenic risk scores to investigate underlying brain dysfunction and the validity of the current diagnostic systems.

About the presentation

Tesli will present his ongoing genome-wide association study (GWAS) of ADHD (N~1500 cases/1500 controls) in MoBa, which will be included in the large, international collaborative project Psychiatric Genomics Consortium (PGC). Potentials for further studies using these data will be discussed, in addition to analytical challenges.