Ziada Ayorech

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Visiting address Forskningsveien 3A Harald Schjelderups hus 0373 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1094 Blindern 0317 Oslo

Academic interests and current project

Ziada Ayorech is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the PROMENTA Research Center. Her project entitled Genetics, Geography and the Intergenerational Transmission of Maternal Depression Risk (GenGeoRisk), combines genomic analyses and geographical location data to tackle three barriers in the genetics of depression:

  1. Lack of success in identifying specific genetic variants

  2. Inadequate account of environmental risk factors in genetic research

  3. Heterogeneity

Background

Ziada is trained in Behavioural Genetics from the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Center at King’s College London, where she has honed skills in quantitative and molecular genetic techniques to investigate gene-environment correlation.

Her areas of interest include educational attainment, intergenerational social mobility, and psychiatric disorders.

She is also a big proponent for research communication and has written press releases, filmed explainer videos and conducted radio, and newspaper interviews.

Research Communication

Radio interview - Genetics of media use. In this live BBC radio 4 interview Ziada discusses genetic influences on social media use:

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Online Science Videos

Genetics of Social Mobility. In this three-minute video Ziada describes a recent publication using polygenic scores and the twin design to investigate intergenerational social mobility—the relationship between parental social status and the social status attained by their offspring:

Genetics of educational choice. In this three-minute video Ziada describes a recent publication using the twin design to investigate the role of genetics in subject choice and achievement at the end of compulsory education in the UK:

TEDS The Journey So Far. Ziada interviewed study participants alongside Impact Media Specialist and former BBC journalist David Martin, who filmed and directed this 30-minute video on the breakthrough scientific findings from over 20-years of studying the 20,000 UK twin participants in the Twins Early Development Study.

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Publications

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  • Ayorech, Ziada; Gillespie Cheesman, Rosa Catherine; Eilertsen, Espen Moen; Torvik, Fartein Ask; Andreassen, Ole & Havdahl, Alexandra [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2021). Investigating Heterogeneity in Depression Using Multiple Polygenic Scores. European Neuropsychopharmacology. ISSN 0924-977X. 51, p. E161–E161.
  • Ayorech, Ziada; Gillespie Cheesman, Rosa Catherine; Eilertsen, Espen Moen; Havdahl, Alexandra & Ystrøm, Eivind (2021). Polygenic P: Characterising the role of general liability to psychopathology in maternal depression . Behavior Genetics. ISSN 0001-8244. 51(5), p. 690–690.
  • Ayorech, Ziada; Gillespie Cheesman, Rosa Catherine; Eilertsen, Espen Moen; Torvik, Fartein Ask; Andreassen, Ole & Havdahl, Alexandra [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2021). Investigating Heterogeneity in Depression Using Multiple Polygenic Scores.
  • Ayorech, Ziada (2021). Introduction to Genome-wide association studies and polygenic scores.
  • Ayorech, Ziada (2021). Introduction to Genome-wide Complex Trait Analyses (GCTA).
  • Ayorech, Ziada (2021). Introduction to polygenic scores.
  • Ayorech, Ziada (2021). Polygenic P.
  • Ayorech, Ziada (2021). Heritability 101.
  • Ayorech, Ziada (2021). Heritability 201.
  • Ayorech, Ziada; Davies, Neil; Wootton, Robyn; Watson, Hunna J; Hannigan, Laurie John & Askeland, Ragna Bugge [Show all 17 contributors for this article] (2021). Differential causal risk patterns in childhood eating behaviours compared to adulthood anorexia nervosa. A Mendelian randomization study.
  • Ayorech, Ziada (2021). Marie-Curie Masterclass.
  • Ayorech, Ziada (2021). Introduction to the Genetics Network: tools for conducting and communicating genetic research .
  • Ayorech, Ziada (2021). Genetics, Geography and the Intergenerational Transmission of Maternal Depression Risk.
  • Ayorech, Ziada; Gillespie Cheesman, Rosa Catherine; Eilertsen, Espen Moen; Havdahl, Alexandra & Ystrøm, Eivind (2021). Polygenic P: Characterising the role of general liability to psychopathology in maternal depression .
  • Ayorech, Ziada (2021). Introduction to Mendelian Randomization.
  • Ayorech, Ziada (2021). Presenting the PROMENTA Neighbourhood Genetics Research Group.
  • Ayorech, Ziada (2021). Genes, Environments and Intelligence.
  • Ayorech, Ziada (2021). Introduction to genetic methods.
  • Hughes, Amanda; Morris, Tim; Ayorech, Ziada; Tesli, Martin Steen; Ask, Helga & Askeland, Ragna Bugge [Show all 16 contributors for this article] (2021). The causal effect of BMI on neurodevelopment: a within family Mendelian randomization study using MoBa. International Journal of Epidemiology. ISSN 0300-5771. 50(Suppl 1). doi: 10.1093/ije/dyab168.296.
  • Lennox, Ziada Ayorech; Davies, Neil; Hannigan, Laurie John; Askeland, Ragna Bugge; Tesli, Martin Steen & Andreassen, Ole Andreas [Show all 14 contributors for this article] (2020). Which Metabo-Psychiatric Factors Affect the Risk of Anorexia Nervosa? A Mendelian Randomization Study.
  • Askeland, Ragna Bugge; Hannigan, Laurie John; Ask, Helga; Lennox, Ziada Ayorech; Tesli, Martin Steen & Corfield, Elizabeth [Show all 9 contributors for this article] (2020). Genetic risk factors for neurodevelopmental disorders.
  • Askeland, Ragna Bugge; Hannigan, Laurie John; Ask, Helga; Ayorech, Ziada; Tesli, Martin Steen & Corfield, Elizabeth [Show all 12 contributors for this article] (2020). Early manifestations of genetic risk for neurodevelopmental disorders. PsyArXiv (Preprint artikkel).
  • Hannigan, Laurie John; Askeland, Ragna Bugge; Ask, Helga; Tesli, Martin Steen; Corfield, Elizabeth & Ayorech, Ziada [Show all 14 contributors for this article] (2020). Developmental milestones in early childhood and genetic liability to neurodevelopmental disorders. PsyArXiv (Preprint artikkel).

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Published Feb. 10, 2021 1:15 PM - Last modified Feb. 10, 2021 2:22 PM