Funded Travel Awards

Congratulations to the 2018 WCPG Travel Awardees!

Caitlin Carey, Broad Institute

Genetic Associations Between Psychiatric Disorder Risk and Phenotypic Factors in the UK Biobank

 Jonathan Coleman, King’s College London

Genome-Wide Gene-Environment Analyses of Depression and Reported Lifetime Traumatic Experiences in UK Biobank

Elizabeth Corfield, Hospital for Sick Children

Characterizing the Genetics of ADHD Traits with Cognitive Deficits Using a Multivariate Approach

Subhashree Devasenapathy, National Brain Research Centre

FAM43A: A Novel Regulator of the GABAergic Pathway is a Common Predisposing Gene for Developmental Dyslexia and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Alessandro Gialluisi, IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Mediterraneo – NEUROMED, Pozzilli

Investigating the Relation Between Mental Health and Low Grade Inflammation

David Howard, University of Edinburgh

Genome-Wide Meta-Analysis of Depression

Philip Jansen, VU University Amsterdam

Genome-Wide Analysis of Insomnia and Sleep-Related Traits in Over 1 Million Individuals Identifies Novel Genes and Pathways

Sulochana Joshi, Patan Academy of Health Sciences

Characteristics of Patients Presenting With Delirium Tremens and its Predictors in a Low Income Country

Olga Kolesnyk, National Center of Seed and Cultivars Investigations Odessa

Paralogs of Human Alcohol Dehydrogenase Encoding Gene That May Influence Alcohol Dependence

 Matthew Lebowitz, Columbia University Medical Center

Using Experimental Methods to Understand the Consequences of Individualized Genetic Explanations for Mental Disorders

 Sophie Legge, Cardiff University

The Impact of the Duffy-Null Genotype in Clozapine-Associated Neutropenia: A Genome-Wide Association Study in Individuals of African Ancestry

 Lerato Majara, University of Cape Town

Genome-Wide Analysis of Copy Number Variation in a South African Xhosa Population Affected by Schizophrenia

Andries Marees, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam

Sharing of Genetic Risk Factors Between Different Proxy Measures of Alcohol Use Disorders and Risk of Mental Health Disorders

Alison Merikangas, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Investigating the Genetic Architecture of Psychiatric Disorders and Their Medical Comorbidity From a Developmental Perspective

Danilo Micali, Federal University of Sao Paulo

Tobacco and Alcohol Consumption is Associated With DNA Methylation Changes in Children and Adolescents at High Risk of Psychiatric Disorders

Rebecca Muhle, Yale University

Single Cell RNA Sequencing of Embryonic Mouse Cortex Reveals Overlapping and Distinct Patterns of ASD Risk Gene Expression

 Diana Müller, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

Global 5-Methylcytosine Levels in Adults With Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

 Katherine Musliner, National Centre for Register-based Research, Aarhus University

Polygenic Liability and Depression in the iPSYCH2012 Cohort

Joelle Pasman, Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen

Genome-Wide Association Analysis of Lifetime Cannabis Use (N=184,765) Identifies New Risk Loci, Genetic Overlap With Mental Health, and a Causal Influence of Schizophrenia on Cannabis Use

Pradip Paul, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, India

Molecular Mechanisms of Lithium Response in Bipolar Disorder: A Cellular Model System Based Study

 Ana Romero-Pimentel, National Institute of Genomic Medicine INMEGEN

DNA Methylomic Profiling of Prefrontal Cortex Samples From Completed Suicide Cases

Tarjinder Singh, Massachusetts General Hospital

Exome Sequencing of 23,851 Cases Implicates Novel Risk Genes and Provides Insights Into the Genetic Architecture of Schizophrenia

Jie Song, Karolinska Institutet

Association of the Polygenic Risk Score for Major Psychiatric Disorders With Clinical Features in Bipolar Disorder and Controls

 Fabian Streit, CIMH Mannheim

Shared Genetic Etiology Between Alcohol Dependence and Major Depressive Disorder

Daniela Ugalde Araya, University of Costa Rica

Morphological and Immunocytochemical Characterization of Human-Derived Astrocytes From Subjects With the NRG1 p.V266L Genetic Variant

Andrii Venger, Odessa National Medical University

Bioinformatics Analyses of Paralogs of Human Aldehyde Dehydrogenase Encoding Gene Which Participates in Metabolism of Alcohol

Ariane Wiegand, University of Tuebingen

Differential DNA Methylation of GDAP1 and HECW2 in Post Mortem Brain Samples and in a Rat Model for Alcohol Dependence