Liza receives the Lodewijk Sandkuijl Award (ESHG 2020)

The European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG) held its yearly conference 6-9 June 2020 (ESHG 2020.2 – Live in Your Living Room). Liza Darrous received the Young Investigator Award for the best talk in statistical genetics (Lodewijk Sandkuijl Award). She presented her work on the Latent Heritable Confounder (LHC-MR) method, a novel extension to standard Mendelian Randomisation (MR) methods that aims at simultaneously measuring the effect of an unmeasured heritable confounder on the exposure and outcome, the bidirectional causal effect between the two, as well as the direct heritability on the traits, all while using genome-wide summary statistics. Her talk was entitled Simultaneous estimation of bi-directional causal effects and heritable confounding from GWAS summary statistics.