Last monday we had some important guests from Denmark, Norway and USA for an OCD genetics meeting at Villa Källhagen in Stockholm.
Patrick Sullivan, professor at MEB, KI, gav an excellent presentation on the big picture of psych genetics. See his Stockholm psychiatry lecture from 2015 here.
Ellinor Karlsson did a talk on dog genetics and dog OCD or canine compulsive syndrome (CCD). She runs the Karlsson lab at Broad and collects DNA samples through Darwin’s dogs.
We also got updates on DNA collection from the Swedish and the Norwegian side of the project, great discussion and input on how to improve recruitment at this point of the study.
All in all, a great day for genome research in the OCD field.