Symposier og møter

Previous arrangements:

Workshop 2019

"Precision Medicine - from hype to clinical relevance"

Oslo, Monday 25th November 2019




"Hvordan bruke genetisk forsking til å bedre folkehelsen"

Oslo, mandag 16. desember 2016



"Gene variants and human disease - Norwegian opportunities"

Oslo, Friday 20. september 2013

organized by the Sig. K. Thoresens Foundation and The Norwegian Academy of Sciense and Letters.

Street addr.:  Drammensveien 78, Oslo

Program and registration information


"Gene diversity in historical Norway and its present day applications"

Oslo, 2. november 2011

organized by the Sig. K. Thoresens Foundation and The Norwegian Academy of Sciense and Letters.

Street addr.:  Drammensveien 78, Oslo

Program and Registration


“Genomic and Genetic Aspects for human health and disease”

Oslo, September 20-22, 2010

organized by the Sig. K. Thoresen Foundation and The NorwegianAcademy of Science and Letters

Street addr.: Drammensveien 78, Oslo

 Program and Registration

Workshop On Human Genomic Variation and Disease, Det Norske Vitenskaps-Akademi October 6th 2009

Program and Registration

Seminar On Human Genomic Variation and Disease 2008

Program and Participants

Ole Andreassen Genetics of Schizophrenia - CNVs provide new insight

Åslaug Lorentzen Novel variants in Multiple Sclerosis

Eivind Hovig Core Facility for Genotyping

Robert Lyle Next generation DNA sequencing: technology and applications

Kjersti Skjold Rønningen SNP data to the general population Experiences from the MIDIA Study

Vessela Kristensen SNPs and molecular profiles of breast tumors

Silje Nordgard Overview of Genome-Wide Association Studies in Cancer

Benedicte A. Lie Genetic studies of autoimmune diseases

Rob Tibshirani Two case studies in genomics

Workshop november 2006

Workshop on human genomic variation and disease. Det Norske Videnskaps-Akademi,

November 27th, 2006 Program og deltakere

Symposium mai 2005

Legatet arrangerte symposiet "Genomics and Genetic Applications in Medicine” i

Oslo 19.-21. mai 2005 sammen med Det Norske Vitenskapsakademi.

Abstracts fra symposiet.

Program for symposiet:

Symposium "Genomics and Genetic Applications in Medicine”

organized by the Sig. K. Thoresen Foundation and The Norwegian Academy of Sciences,

in Oslo, May 19 - May 21, 2005:

Topics and speakers

Thursday May 19:

1. Clinical relevance of variation in genomic structure

Edward Rubin: "Clinical relevance of evolutionary changes"

Michael Wigler: “Large-scale copy number polymorphism in the human

genome and its clinical relevance”:

James R. Lupski : “Submicroscopic duplications and deletions;

clinical implications of rearrangement mutations”:

Jan Dumanski: “Full-coverage genomic microarrays -

applications in research and diagnostics”:

2. Obesity and longevity

Jeffrey Friedman: “Genes influencing obesity: their biological and clinical implications”:

Richard G. Faragher: “Clinical implications of identifying human longevity genes”:

3.Genetic variation controlling gene expression

Vivian Cheung: “Genetics of natural variation in human gene expression”:

Vessela N. Kristensen: ” SNPs in putative regulatory loci controlling

gene expression in cancer”:

4. Biobanks, epidemiology and ethics

Andres Metspalu: “The Estonian Genomic project: current status”:

Pål Møller: ”Haplotyping and intrafamilial associations in genetic epidemiology,

exemplified by delineation of BRCA1 founder mutations”.:

Friday May 20::

5. Gene expression, gene regulation and gene silencing in common human diseases

Anne-Lise Børresen-Dale:

“Gene expression in cancer: clinical impact”:

Ravi Sachidanandam:

“Computational identification of disease related non-coding RNAs”:

Olli Kallioniemi:

“Dissection of molecular pathways of cancer by high-throughput

biochip technologies and RNA interference”:

Olaug Rødningen:

“Gene expression and radiation sensitivity ”:

6. Polymorphisms and common diseases

Kenneth Kidd: “A global overview of human genetic variation”:

Leena Peltonen: “From famlies to populations: impact of disease genes”:

David Cox: “Identification of low penetrance genes and their impact on disease risk”:

Aarno Palotie: “Genetics of migraine”:

Knut Lundin: “The molecular basis for oat intolerance in patients with celiac disease”:

7. Molecular mechanisms and genetics of coronary heart disease (CHD)

Kari Stefansson: “The genetics of coronary heart disease”:

Richard Lawn: “ABC transporters and LXR receptors: a possible road

to cardiovascular drug discovery”:

Claes Bergmark: “Oxidized phospholipids and Lp(a) lipoprotein”:

Santica Marcovina: “Standardization of Lp(a) lipoproteim measurements

for clinical practice and research”:

Saturday May 21::

8. Genetics, psychology and psychiatry

Ole A. Andreassen: Hunting susceptibility genes for major psychoses. The TOP project:

Ken Kendler: Psychiatric Genetics: A current perspective Part I – Genetic epidemiology:

Ken Kendler: Part II – Gene finding methods:

Kristian Tambs: Genetic and environmental effects on anxiety, depression, and personality.

An unbalanced sample of results:

Ted Reichborn-Kjennerud: Axis I and axis II psychiatric disorders in Norwegian twins:

Panel discussion: “Future role of genetics in psychiatry”:

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