Chair: Dr Jianhua Wu, Associate Professor (Medical Statistics/Biostats), School of Dentistry, University of Leeds
Title - Prediction of worldwide trait population variation
Speaker – Bilal Ashraf, Durham University
Genomic prediction (GP) or sometimes called genetic prediction or risk prediction is a powerful tool in field of plants, animal breeding, human complex traits, and disease risk prediction.
In recent years with help of genetic markers it has revolutionized human and non-human species equally. There are many genetic data showcases/repositories worldwide which are a rich source of genetic data. As UK Biobank is one of the richest sources of genetic datasets which provide a great opportunity to predict the phenotypes using genetic information.
In this seminar I will briefly talk about the statistical methods and tools which may use to perform GP using UK Biobank data.