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01/02/2019 at 12:00
The lecture will be delivered in English without translation


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Limited seating e-mail: demografia@cchs.csic.es


Instituto de Estadística y Cartografía de Andalucía. Calle Leonardo Da Vinci, 21. Isla de la Cartuja (Sevilla)

The BALSAC database on the Quebec population has been in development since 1971. It is largely used in health-related research with projects on inherited and multifactorial disorders, as well as on the genealogical and genetic structure of the population. In this talk, I will provide an overview of the development of the database and of the approaches used to conduct health-related research projects. I will also provide examples to illustrate the various types of research, and look at how it has evolved in the past decades. Lastly, I will describe a newly funded initiative centered on the integration of demographic, genetic and geographic data and on the development of analytical tools to support research on the genetic determinants of health.