Speaker: Cecilia Lingren, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford
Title: Genetics of obesity and human fat distribution
Abstract: Prof. Cecilia Lindgren is a Senior Group Leader at the Big Data Institute, University of Oxford. Her research focuses on applying genomics to dissect the etiology of obesity related traits and their relationship with reproductive health.
In this seminar, Prof Lindgren will:
• Introduce the background and rationale behind obesity trait genetic research
• Give an overview of where we are in the field with our most recent research (including unpublished data)
• Discuss what the clinical utility can be, and not be, of these discoveries
• Outline the big data institute and what work she is doing, which is related to obesity genetics