BMC Seminar Thursday October 5th at 12:00 in room 343, Læknagarður
Speaker: Dr. Vilmundur Guðnason, Professor in Cardiovascular Genetics, University of Iceland, Director of Icelandic Heart Association.
Title: Utilization of deeply penotyped large population based cohorts in research
Abstract: Large and detailed epidemiology studies are being used for a range of research from basic research to translational sciences. The Reykjavik study, The AGES Reykjavik study and the Refine Reykjavik study are beeing used in extended manner by ourselves as well as in large international collaborations that have resulted in a large number of important findings and discoveries presented in numerous publications. The extensive and detailed data available, including large number of deep phenotypes, genomics and proteomics is being used by internal and external researchers to advance their research in various ways and are available for researchers to explore in the context of their own research on a collaborative basis.
Bio: Vilmundur Gudnason is a professor of Cardiovascular Genetics at University of Iceland and Director of the Icelandic Heart Association. He recieved his medical degree in 1985 from University of Iceland. He trained in cardiovascular genetics in the laboratory professor Steve Humphries at University College London and recieved his PhD in molecular genetics in 1995. Professor Gudnason has lead the research at the Icelandic Heart Association and is the PI for the Reykjavik study, the AGES Reykjavik study and the Refine Reykjavik study. He has participated in the foundation of international research consortia including the Emerging Risk Factor Colaboration (ERFC) and the Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology (CHARGE) consortium.