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The phenotypic expression of neuropsychiatric copy number variants

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Abstract Large, rare copy number variants (CNVs) are associated with neurodevelopmental disorders such as intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder. However, it is possible to carry one of these CNVs and to be less severely affected, perhaps even to appear unaffected. There is a lack of evidence on the phenotypic effects of neurodevelopmental CNVs in this group. I will be presenting work on the effects of neurodevelopmental CNVs in cognitive and psychiatric domains in individuals without overt neurodevelopmental disorders. I’ll also be speaking about returning CNV results to research participants and future directions for translation.

Biography Dr Kimberley Kendall, (BSc Hons MBB Ch MRC Psych PhD) is an academic and general adult psychiatry trainee from South Wales. She studied medical genetics and medicine at Cardiff University, and later completed her PhD on neurodevelopmental copy number variants at the MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics, Cardiff. Dr Kendall’s clinical work is currently in rehabilitation psychiatry and assertive outreach, and work mostly with individuals with psychotic disorders. Her research interests are in how we can use psychiatric genetic findings to improve patient care. For more information on Dr Kendall, please visit: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/126462-kendall-kimberley

This talk is part of the Department of Psychiatry & CPFT Thursday Lunchtime Seminar Series series.

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