Why care about psychiatric genetics? A Stockholm Psychiatry Lecture with Patrick Sullivan
Professor Patrick Sullivan is one of the foremost psychiatric geneticists in the world. He is today Director of the Center for Psychiatric Genomics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA, and since 2005 Foreign Adjunct Professor at Karolinska Institutet. In August 2013, he and fellow researchers from Karolinska Institutet published a study which identified 13 new genetic variants that increase the risk for schizophrenia. In previous research, Sullivan and colleagues from Karolinska Institutet have shown that schizophrenia and bipolar disorder have the same genetic causes.
Under his management Karolinska Institutet plans to establish the Karolinska Institutet Psychiatric Genomics Institute (KI-PGI). One of the main tasks is to understand the underlying causes for schizophrenia and to find treatment that makes it possible for patients to lead a normal life.
No registration, free and includes snacks and drinks after the lecture.
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