The 73rd In Silico Megabank Research Seminar(February 12, 2016)

The73nd In Silico Megabank Research Seminar will be held on Friday, February 12, 2016. This Time, we will be welcoming Dr. Yuki Hitomi, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo as our lecturer, and he will be speaking on “Search for Genetic Factors of Immune-related Diseases”.

・Date/Time: February 12 (Friday) 5:00 pm‐6:30 pm
・Venue: Small Conference Room 2(3rd Floor), Tohoku Medical Megabank Building
・Title: Search for Genetic Factors of Immune-related Diseases
・Lecturer: Yuki Hitomi (Department of Human Genetics, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo)

*This lecture is transferable as a class in the medical research-related lecture course.

・Abstract: Genome-wide Association Study (GWAS) has been conducted in large scale globally especially as a statistical genetic approach that exhaustively search disease sensitive genes for multifactorial diseases. On the other hand, it is known that there is genetic risk, Missing Heritability, which is unaccountable with GAWS. Therefore, further advancement of research is currently highly anticipated for understanding of whole genetic factors for disease onset.  In this seminar, diseases that are considered to be attributable to immune system being the target, we will give an outline of genetic factors which have been revealed until today (especially HLA) as well as the pathologies. Additionally, we will introduce joint-research having been conducted with ToMMo for the purpose of exhaustive search for genetic factors in association with the development of Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) and Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS)

・Organizer: Kaname Kojima, Masao Nagasaki