Elvira Bramon-Bosch

Elvira Bramon-Bosch

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Research interests

My research focuses on biological markers of psychosis risk and their genetic basis. I have conducted extensive EEG experiments in patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder as well as populations at risk of developing these diseases. I have worked using family as well as twin designs. Other biomarkers I'm interested in include MRI and cognition as well as how these different markers relate to each other to model psychosis risk. I use these EEG, cognitive and MRI biomarkers as alternative phenotypes (in addition to a conventional case-control analysis) to identify genes involved in the risk of developing psychosis. I have published a number of candidate gene studies of the phenotypes described. More recently, in collaboration with colleagues across Europe and Australia, I am doing a genome wide association study (GWAS) as part of the Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium and I am also starting work on a low coverage whole genome sequencing project in psychosis and its characteristic phenotypes.

Research interests (short)

Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, populations at psychosis risk, psychiatric genetics, EEG, cognition MRI, biomarkers for psychosis, endophenotypes, family/twin study

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of London

Award Date: 1 Jan 2005

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona 

Award Date: 1 Jan 1993

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