Special Issue "Post-GWAS Era in Psychiatric Research: Future Perspectives"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2020.
2. Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Center for Biomarker Research and Precision Medicine, School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University, 907 Floyd Ave, Richmond, VA 23284, USA
3. Lieber Institute for Brain Development, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA
Interests: GWAS; miRNA; eQTLs; gene expression; postmortem brain espression studies
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Large scale meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have reliably identified genetic polymorphisms associated with neuropsychiatric disorders and substance use disorders. However, the main challenge for psychiatric research in the next decade will be discovering the functional consequences of such associated risk genetic variants. We have already begun to see some strides in this direction by the increasing number of reports attempting to identify the functional relevance of disease-associated variants via the use of expression quantitative loci (eQTL) studies. Thus, in this special issue of Psych journal our goal is to invite peer review studies describing both original work and literature reviews, covering a wide range of topics including, but not limited, to genetic and molecular expression studies, as well as development of novel methodological analyses for analysis of various genomic datasets (and/or innovative use of existing methods to improve the use of currently existing genomic databases) with the ultimate goal of increasing our understanding of the functional impact of disease risk eQTLs.
Dr. Vladimir Vladimirov
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- Psychiatric Genetics
- Gene Expression
- computational genomics