Genomics for Social Scientists - Epigenetics

Researchers from the University of Michigan invite you to apply to the annual Genomics for Social Scientists-Epigenetics workshop, which will be held in Ann Arbor, Michigan, June 12-16, 2023 (Monday through Friday). 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 these data with social science analyses. The workshop focuses on providing reasonable, hands-on training for researchers wanting to analyze epigenetic data in social science research. Epigenetic data provide challenges and opportunities that are distinct from both genetic and social science data. The course uses 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). Applications are due January 6, 2023.

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