Friday, September 2nd, 2022
Time (EET) in hrs Theme Moderator Speaker Talk title
09:00 – 09:30 REGISTRATION
09:15 – 09:30 OPENING OF THE CONFERENCE Welcome by Toomas Asser, Rector, University of Tartu, Estonia
09:30 – 11:30 Personalized medicine in psychiatry Lili Milani and Kelli Lehto Professor Brenda Penninx
Amsterdam UMC
Using genetics to unravel the heterogeneity of depression
Professor Henrik Larsson
Karolinska Institute
Psychiatric epidemiology using national register data: Challenges and opportunities
Dr. Christiane Gasse
Ahrus University
From associations to clinical utility: impact of functional CYP2C19 and CYP2D6 gene variants on treatment in patients with depression: a Danish cohort study
Dr. Lu Yi
Karolinska Institute
A multidisciplinary approach to better understand treatment resistant depression
11:30 – 12:30 LUNCH BREAK
12:30 – 14:00 A tour at the Estonian National Museum
14:00 – 16:00 Immunology and Epigenetics Pärt Peterson and Ana Rebane Professor Dario Greco
University of Tampere
Integrated approaches to chemical safety assessment and drug design
Dr. Ulf Andersson Vang Orom
Aarhus University
m6A RNA modifications, splicing and cancer
Dr. Benjamin Fairfax
University of Oxford
United Kingdom
Exploring the interplay between germline genetic variation and responses to cancer immunotherapy and chronic viral infection across a large patient cohort
Anne Puel
French Institute of Health and Medical Research
Autoimmune phenocopies of inborn errors of immunity underlying infectious diseases
16:00 – 16:30 COFFEE BREAK
16:30 – 18:30 Genetic and phenotypic variance Kaur Alasoo Dr. Claudia Langenberg
University of Cambridge/ Berlin Institute of Health at Charité
United Kingdom/Germany
From molecules to health records: utility of omics at population scale
Dietmar Frey
CLAIM – the Charité Lab for AI in Medicine
Diversity in genomic studies: the transferability of complex trait loci and its impact on downstream applications
Elo Madisson
Wellcome Sanger Institute
United Kingdom
A spatial multi-omics atlas of the human lung reveals a novel gland-associated immune niche
Ewan Birney
United Kingdom
Big data in biology: what the pandemic has taught us
19:00 – 00:00 DINNER at Estonian National Museum
Saturday, September 3rd, 2022
Time (EET) in hrs Theme Moderator Speaker Talk title
09:30 – 12:00 Michael Simpson
Kings College London
United Kingdom
Driving discovery in inflammatory skin disease with human genetics
Lisa Bastarache
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
United States of America
Studying rare variants at the population level: How EHR-linked biobanks give us new insight into monogenic disease
Presentation by Illumina Tiffany Morris

Kalina Cetnar

Illumina toolkit for PGx and PRS
12:00 – 13:30 LUNCH BREAK
13:30 – 15:00 Parkinson Disease Andres Metspalu Professor Mart Saarma
University of Helsinki
Search for new molecules to cure Parkinson’s disease
Dr. Alastair Noyce
London’s Global University
United Kingdom
Determinants of Parkinson’s disease – genes, environment and interactions
Dr. Toomas Toomsoo
Confido Medical Center
Polygenic risk score for Parkinson’s disease and probability of substantia nigra hyperechogenicity in “healthy” adults
15:00 – 15:30 COFFEE BREAK
15:30 – 17:10 Microbiome and population genomics Mait Metspalu and Elin Org Paul Wilmes
University of Luxembourg
Systems Ecology of Human-Microbiome Interactions in Health and Disease
Leo Lahti
Univerity of Turku
Emerging computational approaches in population studies of the human microbiome
Adrian Tett
University of Vienna
The impact of Westernization on the human gut microbiome
Hannes Schroeder
University of Copenhagen
Challenges and prospects in ancient metagenomcis
17:10 – 17:15 CLOSING REMARKS

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