Genome and Beyond Pre-Conference Workshop 2012

The Genome and Beyond: Taking advantage of advances in genome science in the study of obesity

Thursday, September 20, 2012 1pm-5pm

San Antonio Convention Center - San Antonio, TX

Sponsored by GenoVive logo

Are you considering adding genetic data to your obesity research program or do you have new students or staff joining your group? If the answer is yes, then attending this preconference workshop is of great value. Tony Comuzzie has assembled a group of experts who can break down the issues of obesity genetics and genetic techniques into the basic principles that will help you and your group get the most from your research.

Recent advances in molecular genetics techniques coupled with the development of increasingly powerful analytical approaches have resulted in revolutionary changes in how we now approach the identification of the genetic variants underlying an individual’s risk for the development of complex diseases such as represented by obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. The purpose of this half-day symposium is to highlight these advances and to discuss their application to further your understanding and ability to use of genetic techniques in the study of the causes and consequences of obesity.   

Who should attend?
•    Investigators who want to add or update genetic techniques to their ongoing obesity research.
•    Trainees and staff in established laboratories who want to learn the basics of genomic science as it applies to obesity research.
•    Trainees and staff in established laboratories who want to learn the basics of genomic science as it applies to obesity research.
•    Or those who are simply interested in developing a better understanding of genetics and the meaning of recent findings in the field of obesity genetics.

 

Faculty and Topics


Next generation sequencing: What do we do when we have all the information –       

John Blangero, PhD
Scientist and Director of the AT&T Genomics Computing Center
Department of Genetics
Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Genome-wide transcriptional profiling: Drilling down to the cellular level -        

Harald Gӧring, PhD    
Associate Scientist
Department of Genetics
Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Whole genome methylation: Looking for epigenetic signatures -                

Melanie Carless, PhD
Assistant Scientist
Department of Genetics
Texas Biomedical Research Institute


Gene network analyses: Mapping complexity -

Michael Mahaney, PhD
Scientist
Department of Genetics
Texas Biomedical Research Institute and
Core Scientist
Southwest National Primate Research Center


Pricing:

Registration Rates

Early-bird rate

(Apr 2- Jun 20)

Pre-conference rate (Jun 21-Sep 5)

Onsite rate

(Sep 6-Sep 24)

Member

$100

$125

$125

Nonmember

$150

$175

$175

Student/Res/Post-doc

$75

$100

$100

 

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