Arfan Ikram

High-dimensional omics research: experiences from the Rotterdam Study

High throughput biotechnologies are developing at tremendous pace and rapidly shaping the way in which biomedical research is conducted. Imaging and genetics are two such fields that have experienced revolutionary innovations in recent years and have resulted in generation of huge amounts of data for research. Such ‘big’ data requires in parallel methodological, infrastructural and computational developments in order to be effective. In this talk experiences will be shared from the Rotterdam Study, which is currently the single largest study worldwide with respect to the combination of imaging and genetics. Topics to be discussed include high-dimensional analysis of imaging genetics data, collaborative work in a global consortium, insights in neurodegenerative diseases using imaging genetics.