Short Course on Systems Genetics

This one-week course covers computational and experimental approaches to genetic studies that utilize whole genome approaches. Lectures and computer workshops are designed to accommodate students with a wide variety of backgrounds. Biologists seeking to gain a deeper understanding of statistical and computational methods as well as quantitative scientists desiring exposure to biological problems are welcome. Topics to be covered include genetic mapping, gene expression microarray analysis and computational modeling of complex systems.
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The 2014 event schedule is being developed and will be posted as soon as possible. In the meantime, please view the 2013 event schedule for an idea of course content and structure.

Sunday, September 8th


5:00-7:00PM Registration and Reception Dinner

7:00-7:30PM Introduction and Welcome
Gary Churchill, The Jackson Laboratory

Monday, September 9th


7:00-8:00AM Late Registration and Breakfast

8:30-8:45AM Course Evaluations
Brian Doore, The University of Maine, Orono

8:45-10:00AM QTL Analysis I: Introduction
Karl Broman, University of Wisconsin, Madison

10:00-10:30AM Break

10:30-12:00PM QTL Analysis II: Special Topics
Saunak Sen, University of California, San Francisco

12:00-1:00PM Lunch

1:00-2:00PM QTL Analysis III: Multiple Loci
Karl Broman, University of Wisconsin, Madison
2:00-3:00PM QTL Analysis IV: Multivariate QTL Mapping
Saunak Sen, University of California, San Francisco

3:00-3:30PM Break

3:30-4:30PM Lab: R/qtl
Karl Broman, University of Wisconsin, Madison

6:00-7:00PM Dinner

7:00-8:30PM Evening Discussion


Tuesday, September 10th


7:00-8:00AM Breakfast

8:30-10:00AM New Resources for Mouse Genetics & Next Steps in QTL Mapping
Gary Churchill, The Jackson Laboratory

10:00-10:30AM Break

10:30-12:00PM Causal Network Models for Correlated Quantitative Traits
Brian Yandell, University of Wisconsin, Madison

12:00-1:00PM Lunch

1:00-2:00PM Finding QTL Genes
Ron Korstanje, The Jackson Laboratory

2:00-3:00PM Clinical Phenotyping (Mice)
Karen Svenson, The Jackson Laboratory

3:00-3:30PM Break

3:30-5:00PM Mapping in an Outbred Population
Dan Gatti, The Jackson Laboratory

6:00-7:00PM Dinner

7:00-8:30PM Genetics of Type 2 Diabetes
Alan Attie, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Wednesday, September 11th


7:00-8:00AM Breakfast

8:30-10:00AM Inferring Networks for Predictive Modeling
Greg Carter, The Jackson Laboratory

10:00-10:30AM Break

10:30-12:00PM Integrative Functional Genomics in GeneWeaver
Elissa Chesler, The Jackson Laboratory

12:00-1:00PM Lunch

1:00-6:00PM Free Time

6:00-7:00PM Dinner


Thursday, September 12th


7:00-8:00AM Breakfast

8:30-10:00AM Overview of Weighted Gene Co-Expression Network Analysis and
Systems Biologic Applications
Steve Horvath, University of California, Los Angeles

10:00-10:30AM Break

10:30-12:00PM Gene Expression Analysis: Empirical Bayes Methods
Christina Kendziorski, University of Wisconsin, Madison

12:00-1:00PM Lunch

1:00-2:00PM Gene Expression Microarrays
Gary Churchill, The Jackson Laboratory

2:00-3:00PM RNA-Seq: From Study Design to Differential Expression
Steven Munger and Narayanan Raghupathy, The Jackson Laboratory

3:00-3:30PM Break

Draft Course Schedule Last Update 7/18/13
3:30--5:00PM RNA-Seq: From Study Design to Differential Expression (Continued)
Steven Munger and Narayanan Raghupathy, The Jackson Laboratory

6:00-7:00PM Dinner

7:00-8:30PM Evening Discussion


Friday, September 13th


7:00-8:00AM Breakfast

8:30-10:00AM Correcting for Population Structure using Mixed Models
Eleazar Eskin, University of California, Los Angeles

10:00-10:30AM Break

10:30-12:00PM Network and System Models
Shawn Gomez, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

12:00-1:00PM Lunch

1:00-2:00PM Web Tools for Systems Genetics
Susan McClatchy, The Jackson Laboratory

2:00-3:00PM Web Resources for Mouse Genetics
Judy Blake, The Jackson Laboratory

3:00-3:30PM Break

3:30-4:30PM Discussion and Questions
Gary Churchill, The Jackson Laboratory

6:00-7:30PM Lobster Dinner


Saturday, September 14th


7:00-8:00AM Breakfast

9:00-10:00AM Exploring the Genomic Basis of Adaptation in The Estuarine Fish,
Fundulul Heteroclitus
Benjamin King, Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory Draft Course Schedule Last

10:00-10:30AM Break

10:30-12:00PM What is Systems Genetics?
Gary Churchill, The Jackson Laboratory

12:00PM Lunch and Adjourn

27 Sep - 4 Oct 2014
Bar Harbor
United States of America
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