Speaker: Associate Profressor Dale Nyholt
Human Geneticist expert in the statistical analysis of common complex traits. Professor Nyholt is the Head of the Statistical and Genomic Epidemiology Laboratory, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI), Queensland University of Technology (QUT). He is also the Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health, QUT. Professor Nyholt’s expertise spans statistical genetic and genomic analysis, epidemiology, bioinformatics and biostatistics. His lab studies the role of genetics in the development and mechanism of human traits, with particular emphasis on migraine, with the specific goal of identifying genetic risk factors and detecting common genetic links with other disorders, including depression and endometriosis. The identification of such genetic factors helps provide a deeper understanding of the aetiology of migraine and improves our ability to prevent and treat attacks.