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Event Summaries about Genetics

Workshop: Advanced Statistical Methods and Dynamic Data Visualizations for Mental Health Studies

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Location: Virtual

Description: The NIMH hosted a two-day workshop on advanced statistical methods and dynamic data visualizations for mental health studies.

The NIMH Director’s Innovation Speaker Series: Genetic Clues to Autism Heterogeneity

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Location: Virtual

Description: On May 13, 2021, Elise Robinson, Sc.D., was the guest speaker for the NIMH Director’s Innovation Speaker Series. Dr. Robinson discussed rare and common genetic risk factors for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and the association between those risk factors and ASD heterogeneity.

Workshop: Gene-based Therapeutics for Rare Genetic Neurodevelopmental Psychiatric Disorders

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Location: Virtual

Description: On January 21, 2021, NIMH conducted a virtual workshop that provided insights into the potential challenges and opportunities for gene-based therapeutic strategies for individuals with rare genetic neurodevelopmental disorders. This workshop brought together a multi-disciplinary group of experts from academia, government, and industry to provide a review of the current state of science in gene-targeted therapeutics and characteristics of suitable gene/molecular targets and mechanisms amenable to gene-based therapies.

Virtual Workshop: Genes to Biology: Integrative Systematic Approaches for Revealing Biological Functions of Psychiatric Risk Genes and Alleles

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Description: NIMH’s Genomics Team sponsored a workshop to stimulate discussions among experts to identify systematic experimental approaches to gain comprehensive insights into psychiatric disease mechanisms based on human genetic findings. This Genes to Biology (G2B) framework is envisioned as a tiered approach from broad, unbiased high-throughput screens to deep, targeted low-throughput investigations.

Virtual Workshop: Solving Computational Challenges in Genomics and Neuroscience via Parallel and Quantum Computing

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Description: The NIMH Office of Genomics Research Coordination hosted a webinar to discuss core computational issues faced by geneticists and neuroscientists.

NIMH Rare Genetic Diseases Workshop

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Location: Bethesda, MD

Description: On September 19, 2017, NIMH hosted a workshop on challenges and opportunities for exploring rare genetic syndromes as models to delineate the genetic risk architecture of mental illnesses and to facilitate translation into meaningful prevention and treatments.

Sponsored by: National Institute of Mental Health

Psychiatric Genomics in the Era of Team Science Symposium

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Location: Bethesda, MD

Description: The NIMH Office of Genomics Research Coordination and the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research led a symposium on the state of the field of neuropsychiatric genomics.

PsychENCODE Consortium Investigators’ Workshop

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Location: Bethesda, MD

Description: The NIMH Office of Genomics Research Coordination hosted the annual PsychENCODE Consortium (PEC) investigators’ workshop.