Integrating Genetics and the Social Sciences 2021

Call for Papers

Please submit the conference application to register for the 2021 IGSS conference (for attendees, lead authors, and co-authors) and to upload your submission (lead or presenting author only; that is, please only submit one copy of the paper). Please submit all materials by May 28, 2021.

Keynote Speaker: Melinda Mills

University of Oxford, Nuffield Professor of Sociology
Director, Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science

Why the social sciences and genetics need each other

Statistical Genetics Workshop: DNA methylation analysis using the Illumina MethylationEPIC arrays

Allison Kupsco, Associate Research Scientist
Haotian ("Howie") Wu, Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Laboratory of Precision and Environmental Health
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

This intensive half-day workshop will provide participants with a solid foundation in DNA methylation analyses for human population studies. Using hands-on R lab sessions, this workshop will integrate important conceptual and study design considerations where participants will work with real methylation data generated by the Illumina Infinium MethylationEPIC (850k) BeadChip platform. Participants will learn data handling, quality control, and basic analysis of DNA methylation data for epigenome-wide association studies (EWAS), including epigenetic clocks and regional analyses. Participants should leave this course prepared to undertake basic EWAS analyses. A working knowledge of R programming and basic knowledge of biostatistics are recommended for this course.

Starts:  Oct 28, 2021 9:00 AM (MT)
Ends:  Oct 29, 2021 5:00 PM (MT)


IBS Building
1440 15th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
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Jason Boardman