Workshop: Genomics for Social Scientists- Epigenetics

Genomics for Social Scientists

Genomics for Social Scientists- Epigenetics

August 3-6, 2020 Postponed

Hosted by the Survey Research Center,
Institute for Social Research University of Michigan
$175 course fee
Travel stipends available
Maximum 30 participants

Researchers from the University of Michigan invite you to apply to the first ever Genomics for Social Scientists- Epigenetics workshop, held at the University of Michigan August 3-6, 2020. The purpose of this NIA sponsored workshop on epigenetic research is to familiarize researchers with epigenetic data and to provide instruction on best practices for incorporating it with social science (and some genetic) analyses. The workshop focuses on providing reasonable, hands-on training for researchers wanting to utilize epigenetic data in social science research, using the newly released HRS epigenetic data as a model. Epigenetic data provide challenges and opportunities that are distinct from both genetic and social science data. The course utilizes a mix of lectures and labs. Labs will utilize file formats that are identical to the HRS epigenetic data formats so that students will be able to easily apply their lab work to HRS (and many other studies’) data. This workshop highlights the unique and powerful aspects of analyzing epigenetic data in combination with social science data and will offer opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration among attendees and with UM investigators.

Applications for the course include a recent CV and a 1 page statement of training and interest. It is expected that students have some introductory background in genomics and computing (e.g. completed the GeSS or RSF introductory courses or something comparable). Applicants wishing to apply for a travel stipend should include a 1 page letter from their department chair, supervisor, or advisor.

Questions? Contact genomicsworkshop@umich.edu for more information.

This course is supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - National Institute on Aging (NIA) R25 AG 053227