The next workshop will be held in Boulder, Colorado, March 4 - 8, 2002, with John Hewitt as local host. Most of the application programming will be based on the package, Mx, developed by Dr. Mike Neale for the flexible analysis of genetically-informative data. The Mx home page is at http://views.vcu.edu/mx.
This course is intended to be introductory. Participants interested in more advanced work (e.g., those who have attended earlier workshops) should consider the advanced workshop planned for 2003.
The registration fee will be $300.00, payable January 11, 2002. Accommodations are being reserved at the Millenium Harvest House, Boulder. Details of local arrangements, registration, and accommodation are available from the workshop secretary, Kendra Locher. A home page is being established on the World Wide Web at http://ibgwww.colorado.edu/twins2002.
The provisional faculty roster includes:
|L. Eaves, H. Maes, M. Neale [Academic Director]||Richmond, VA, USA|
|A. Heath||St. Louis,MO, USA|
|N. Martin||Brisbane, Queensland, Australia|
|D. Boomsma, D. Posthuma, C. van Baal||Amsterdam, The Netherlands|
|S. Purcell, F. Rijsdijk, P. Sham||London, UK|
|G. Abecasis, L. Cardon, S. Cherny||Oxford, UK|
|J. Hewitt, J. Lessem||Boulder, CO, USA|
The course will include: Use of twins in genetic analysis; summarizing variation; univariate twin analysis; between group heterogeneity; path analysis; analysis of raw data; multivariate genetic analysis; multiple raters; sibling effects; categorical data; power analysis; models of comorbidity; extended pedigrees; developmental models; introduction to quantitative trait loci analyses. Hands-on analysis will be emphasized employing networked notebook computers.
An application form can be printed from http://ibgwww.colorado.edu/twins2002/registration.html. Further information may be obtained from John Hewitt, or the workshop secretary, Kendra Locher, IBG, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0447, USA; Telephone: 303-735-5440; FAX: 303-492-8063; E-mail: John Hewitt John.Hewitt@Colorado.edu, or Kendra Locher Kendra.Locher@Colorado.edu.
Minority students and scientists are especially encouraged to attend. Partial financial support for US minority participants is available by application to the local host, John Hewitt.
Financial support for this workshop is provided by grant MH19918 from the National Institute of Mental Health.