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CeFH Genetics Friday: Maternal effects on child development: Accounting for gene-environment correlation and exploring gene-environment interaction

Presentation by Tom McAdams, King's College London, UK

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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Marcus Thranes gate 2, meeting room 2nd floor

About the presentation

Parent-offspring associations could be due to several different modes of intergenerational transmission. Tom McAdams will present his work using the MoBa and other samples resolving gene-environment correlation. He will also present methods for assessing gene-environment interaction in such studies.

About the speaker

Tom McAdams is a Senior Research Fellow at King's College London. McAdams' work is focused on the role of the social environment in the development of common emotional and behavioural disorders. He has a interest in the use of genetically informative methodologies that allow for the distinction between potential "real" environmental effects and the confounding effects of gene-environment correlation.