Evan Eichler discussed his research on the genetics of autism and related neurodevelopmental conditions.
Emmanuel Mignot discussed sleep biology as well as sleep disorders and their impact. He presented a link to what is known on the genetics of sleep and sleep disorders. He emphasized the need for large scale objective sleep recording studies with genomic and proteomic analysis to better understand the molecular pathways regulating sleep and circadian biology.
Associate Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Associated Researcher, Broad Institute
Benjamin Neale discussed progress in mapping genetic risk factors for autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Adjunct Scientist, Mouse Imaging Centre, The Hospital for Sick Children
Associate Professor in Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto
On January 29, 2020, Jason Lerch explored this question: What do modern ways of looking at brains and genes tell us about autism – or autisms – and its relation to attention deficit disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and other related disorders of brain development?
On November 20, 2019, Graeme Davis presented his research investigating the mechanisms that lie at the interface between neuronal homeostatic plasticity and ASD genetics.
On October 30, 2019, Gloria Choi discussed her work using mouse models of maternal immune activation to study the role of maternal infection in neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism spectrum disorder.