Webinar at Nature.com - Complementing the genome: epigenome wide studies to advance disease research

McKnight, A. J. (Presenter)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar

Description

Research to investigate the underlying genomic contributions to disease has revealed complex networks of genetic factors from DNA variants to environmental effects on gene expression and regulation. With such sophisticated interplay among genetic factors, researchers are faced with a wide range of questions requiring a complementary array of genetic analysis tools to efficiently research how these factors may be associated with disease development and progression. During this webinar our expert speaker will discuss how a complement of genetic analysis tools, including next generation sequencing (NGS), can be broadly applied to epigenome wide association studies (EWAS), how this research may be used to help identify relevant biomarkers and, when combined with genome wide association studies (GWAS), provide a more comprehensive picture of both the heritable and environmental factors that may potentially contribute to chronic kidney disease (CKD). A live Q&A session will follow the presentation, offering you a chance to pose your questions to our speaker.
Period03 Dec 2014
Held atNature.com