Speaker: Professor Bryan Mowry
Queensland Brain Institute
University of Queensland


Title: Genetic studies of schizophrenia in an Indian population


Abstract: Genetic studies of schizophrenia have progressed substantially in the last decade. There are now over 600 genes identified as predisposing to this disease. Studies have been primarily in Europeans, so there is a continuing need to develop a more global representation, recruiting people from different ethnicities. We have been collaborating with colleagues in Chennai, India over the past 25 years, to conduct genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and more recently whole-exome sequencing (WES) studies of schizophrenia. This presentation will cover the recent results of our top GWAS signal and mutations associated with schizophrenia in our Indian samples.

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