Oslo Meetings for Genetics and Social Sciences: Spring Seminar on Women’s Day

Oslo Meetings for Genetics and Social Sciences (OMGSS) is an interdisciplinary forum open to researchers in genetics (quantitative, molecular) and/or social sciences (psychology, sociology, demography, economics) and beyond. We aim to foster knowledge exchange between disciplines, increase collaboration, and develop practical skills and resources. 

This March, to celebrate Women’s Day, our seminar will be centered around topics including long-term effects of antidepressant medication during pregnancy, and the link between genetics and gender equality. We have several international guest speakers from universities in London and Paris.

To sign up for the seminar, please contact Rosa Cheesman: rosacg@uio.no by Monday, March 7th. 


14:15-14:45 Mingling with coffee/tea, followed by an introduction 

14:45-15:10 Genetic Influences on Lifetime Income Increases with Gender Equality 

Martin Isungset, Department of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo 

15:10-15:35 The Art of evolution: Genetically informed embryo selection 

Felix Tropf, The Center for Research in Economics and Statistics, Paris 

15:35-15:45 Break 

15:45-16:10 Treating postnatal depression with SSRI: Longitudinal associations with maternal and child outcomes 

Kate Liu, King’s College London 

16:10-16:35 Mental health in families: one genomic and one qualitative study 

Yasmin Ahmadzadeh, King’s College London 

16:35-17:00 Mingling or pickup time. 

Dr Isungset is a sociologist working with sociogenomic perspectives on social inequality. Isungset is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Oslo. 

Dr Tropf is a sociologist currently focusing on social demography, genetics, artificial intelligence, and the life course. He is an Assistant Professor in Social Science Genetics at CREST/ENSAE, an Associate member of Nuffield College in Oxford and a Visiting Scientist at the Queensland Institute for Medical Research (QIMR) in Australia.  

Dr. Liu is a postdoctoral research associate in the Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry Centre, King’s College London. She was trained as a child & adolescent psychiatrist in Taiwan and completed her PhD at University College London. Her research aims to advance our understanding of the mechanism underlying the development of neuropsychiatric disorders including genetic and early life risk factors using longitudinal studies. She also has a keen interest in the role of emotional regulation of children with ADHD with regard to comorbidity and functional outcomes. 

Dr Ahmadzadeh is a postdoctoral research associate at King’s College London, specialising in genetically informed, family mental health research. During her doctoral studies at King’s College London, Yasmin worked as a Research Assistant to set up and run the Children of the Twins Early Development Study (CoTEDS). She is now Principal Investigator on the TRADE project, exploring the Transmission of experiences of Racism, Anxiety and DEpression in families. 

OMGSS is run by Rosa Cheesman and Martin Isungset. The Spring Seminar is funded by the PROMENTA Center. 


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