15.10.2018 - 13:00 Author:
Mari Kaunisto

Attending ASHG 2018 in San Diego? So are we!

More than 20 FIMM researchers will be attending the 68th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) in San Diego October 16-20. We will be presenting four talks and 15 posters. Don't hesitate to come and meet us!


The 68th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics will be held at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California, from Tuesday, October 16 through Saturday, October 20. The ASHG Annual Meeting is the largest human genetics meeting and exposition in the world.


Our researchers can be met at the following sessions:


Wednesday Oct 17

Poster session 14:00 – 15:00

Complex Traits and Polygenic Disorders

PgmNr 2217/W Rubina Tabassum- Linking genome to phenome through lipidomic profiles identifies disease susceptibility genes.

PgmNr 2253/W: Juulia Partanen - Genetic analysis of inflammatory markers reveals novel genetic associations and highlights the power of multivariate GWAS

PgmNr 2445/W: Tuomo Kiiskinen - Polygenic risk score improves prediction of alcohol-related morbidities.

PgmNr 2631/W: Jadwiga Buchwald - A genome-wide association meta-analysis of the nicotine metabolite ratio and five other smoking related traits in smokers of European descent.


Poster session 15:00 – 16:00

Complex Traits and Polygenic Disorders

PgmNr 2286/W: Jukka Koskela - Primary sclerosing cholangitis, a common co-morbidity in inflammatory bowel disease.

PgmNr 2502/W: Lea Urpa - Characterization of the genetic architecture of intellectual disability in northern Finland

PgmNr 2664/W: Hanna Ollila - USF1 modulates chronotype and consolidates sleep.


Thursday 18.10.

Poster session 14:00 - 15.00

Statistical Genetics and Genetic Epidemiology

PgmNr 3367/T: Elmo Saarentaus - CNV association with neurodevelopmental phenotypes in a Finnish population cohort


Poster session 15:00 - 16.00

Complex Traits and Polygenic Disorders

PgmNr 2140/T: Om Dwivedi - Fine mapping of T2D linked 12q24 region in Finnish families.

PgmNr 2380/T: Heidi Hautakangas - Meta-analysis of migraine with over 93,000 cases and 730,000 controls identifies 124 risk loci


Cardiovascular Phenotypes

PgmNr 3202/T: Pyry Helkkula - Loss-of-function variant in ANGPTL4, ANGPTL8 and risk of coronary and metabolic disease


Friday 19.10.


Platform session 72: Translating Cardiovascular Genetics to Patient Care

Room 6E

9:00-9:15: Nina Mars - PgmNr 267: Predicting incident cardiometabolic and cancer events using highly polygenic risk scores

9:45-10:00 Elisabeth Widén - PgmNr 270: Receiving personal genome-based disease risk information motivates individuals to take action to prevent cardiovascular disease, Room 6E


Invited session 77: Exploring the Medical Phenome: The New Frontier of Genetic Discovery

Ballroom 20D


10:30–11:00  Aarno Palotie

Using Nordic health record data in complex diseases genetics


Poster session 14:00 – 15:00

Complex Traits and Polygenic Disorders

Vishal Sinha - PgmNr 2495/F: Regulatory Variants in PDE4D associate with psychotic and cognitive domains of major mental illness.


Statistical Genetics and Genetic Epidemiology

Christian Benner PgmNr 3491/F: Refining fine-mapping: Effect sizes and regional heritability.

Juha Karjalainen - 3527/F: FinnGen! Towards a comprehensive catalogue of genomes and major health events for 500,000 Finnish residents


Poster session 15:00 – 16:00

Cardiovascular Phenotypes

Sanni Ruotsalainen - 3146/F: Phenome wide scan of two LPA loss-of-function variants reveals insights for drug development



Saturday 20.10.


Platform Session 91: Biases of Polygenic Risk Scores

Ballroom 20D

8:30-8:45: Sini Kerminen - PgmNr 287: Evaluating geographic differences in polygenic risk in Finland



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