Learning about the Genetic Architecture of Complex Traits Across Populations

Monday, May 22, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm, Gonda Center - First Floor Conference Room, 1357

Department of Human Genetics Seminar Series

See below for additional information.

Admission

Free and to the general public.

Contact

Human Genetics
(310) 267-2487
cmcdonald@mednet.ucla.edu

Website

http://www.genetics.ucla.edu/speakers/

Additional Information

Dr. Jessica Li is hosting Hua Tang, PhD, Professor, Department of Genetics, Stanford University.

Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have become a standard approach for identifying loci influencing complex traits. However, GWAS in non-European populations are hampered by limited sample sizes and are thus underpowered. Can GWAS results in one population be exploited to boost the power of mapping loci in another population?

Dr. Tang introduces an empirical Bayes approach, which improves the power of mapping trait loci relevant in a specific minority population through adaptively leveraging multi-ethnic evidence. Extending this approach, Dr. Tang will discuss methods for genetic risk prediction.

Light snack will be provided.