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VanBUG Seminar: Denise Daley (UBC/St. Paul’s)
Dr. Daley is studying the genetic susceptibility to asthma and other allergic conditions and the complex epigenetic mechanisms that may be involved. She is working to determine what contribution gender, genes, and environment make to the development of asthma and how the epigenome responds to environmental exposures such as tobacco smoke. Further study of the interaction between genetic and environmental factors will create better understanding of some children develop asthma and others do not, identifying modifiable environmental risk factors which can lead to better treatments for these life-long conditions.
To accomplish these goals Dr. Daley is leading an international team of researchers from across North America and the Netherlands, in a collaborative effort to understand the genetic and environmental determinants of asthma. Dr. Daley is also working on projects to identify genetic and environmental risk factors for colorectal cancer, hypertension, healthy aging, lymphoma, and aortic stenosis.
TBC - see http://www.vanbug.org/schedule/ for details
- Sina Jafarzadeh (CMMT, UBC)
Following the presentations, guests are invited to stay for networking over pizza and refreshments.
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VanBUG (Vancouver Bioinformatics Users Group) is an association of researchers, other professionals and students in the BC Lower Mainland who have an interest in the field of bioinformatics. VanBUG meets on the second Thursday of every month from September through April. Research presentations by bioinformatics leaders, students and industry representatives are followed by networking over pizza and refreshments.