According to the fetal-programming model, exposure to stressful or hostile conditions in utero is associated with compromised development and a lifelong risk of adverse health outcomes. In this talk, Dr. Anqi Qiu will give an overview on our longitudinal cohort study, Growth Up in Singapore Towards healthy Outcomes (GUSTO). She will discuss challenges in imaging young children and show the first evidence revealing antenatal depression influences on brain anatomy and function and genetic modulation on such influences. The findings suggest that an increased risk for depression may be transmitted from mother to child during fetal life and that the effect is dependent upon infant genotypes.
In addition, She will give a brief introduction on her laboratory for Medical Image Data Sciences.
December 19, 2019
For more details, please refer to Biological Origin of Mental Illness: Evidence from Brain Imaging and Genetics