Research Skills Webinars:
Lab in your living room series
In response to the changing needs of our members during the COVID-19 pandemic, this webinar series aims to support PhD, post-doctoral and early career researchers, while access to laboratories is limited.
This collection of presentations on advanced techniques and analysis can be applied to existing and publicly available data sets and will encompass techniques and analyses ranging from whole-genome CRISPR-Cas9 screens to analysing data using 'R'. Outlining the methodology needed to design, run and analyse data, the series is an opportunity for members across the society and their research groups to learn and develop new or existing skill sets which will benefit their current and future research.
Webinar 5 - Thursday 25 June at 2pm BST
Analysis of genetic association data with publicly available datasets
Dr Ines Cebola
Imperial College London
Genome-wide association studies are uncovering disease-associated genetic variants at an unprecedented pace. The majority of these variants are noncoding, which makes their interpretation challenging. At the same time, large consortia have released vast amounts of data, particularly transcriptomic and epigenomic, for many human tissues and cell types. This webinar will provide an overview of the online resources that we can now exploit to prioritise likely disease causal variants, and how to use them to construct robust hypotheses for future experimental investigations.
About the presenter
Dr Inês Cebola is a molecular biologist with a strong interest in understanding how non-coding sequences affect disease risk. She spent 8 years in Prof Jorge Ferrer’s team, in which she investigated how sequence variation in pancreatic transcriptional enhancers can contribute to both rare and common forms of diabetes. In the past few years, she applied genome editing in pancreatic beta cells to investigate 3D chromatin interactions between enhancers and their target genes. She is now an Advanced Research Fellow at Imperial College London, where her group is applying functional genomics approaches to investigate genetic factors contributing to metabolic disease.
You must register before 12 noon on Thursday 25 June to ensure you receive the viewing link.