MARCH 4-8, 2002

Provisional Course Schedule

Sunday 03-03-02
16.0019.00Welcome Reception, The Colorado Room
Monday 03-04-02
9.00 9.15 Introduction and welcome John Hewitt
9.15 10.00 The causes of human variation Nick Martin
10.0010.30 Introducing the computer system Jeff Lessem
11.0012.30 Summarizing variation & Matrix algebra Mike Neale
13.3014.00 Path analysis Andrew Heath
14.0015.00 A first path model for twin data Hermine Maes, Nick Martin
15.3016.45 Fitting the model to data Nick Martin, Vrije Universiteit faculty
16.4517.00 Question time Faculty
17.3019.00 Reception, The Colorado Room
Tuesday 03-05-02
9.00 10.30 Biometrical Genetics Pak Sham, Shaun Purcell
11.0012.30Mx Scripts (multiple groups) Hermine Maes, Vrije Universiteit faculty
13.3015:00 Heterogeneity (genders, age groups) Nick Martin, Vrije Universiteit faculty
15:3016:45 Raw Data Analysis Mike Neale, Shaun Purcell
16.4517.00 Question time Faculty
17.3019.00 Reception, The Colorado Room
Wednesday 03-06-02
9.00 10.30 Introduction to factor analysis: Phenotypic example Dorret Boomsma, Caroline van Baal
11.0012.30 Multivariate genetic analysis: Introduction Fruhling Rijsdijk, Shaun Purcell
13.3015.00 Genetic and environmental covariances Caroline van Baal, Nick Martin, Hermine Maes
15.3016.45 Genetic and environmental factor analysis examples Nick Martin, Hermine Maes
16.4517.00 Question time Faculty
17.3019.00 Reception, The Colorado Room
Thursday 03-07-02
9.00 10.30 Multiple raters and sibling effects John Hewitt
11.0012.30 Power and sample size Shaun Purcell, Danielle Posthuma
13.3015.00 Categorical data Andrew Heath, Fruhling Rijsdijk
15.3016.45 Alternative multivariate models Mike Neale, Pak Sham, Fruhling Rijsdijk
16.4517.00 Question time Faculty
19.0021.00 University of Colorado 94th Distinguished Lecture Series,
"From Anxiety to Cognitive Disabilities: Adventures in Gene Localization",
Fiske Planetarium, reception to follow (shuttles provided)
John C. DeFries, University of Colorado,
Department of Psychology &
Institute for Behavioral Genetics
Friday 03-08-02
9.00 10.30 Extended pedigrees Dorret Boomsma, Danielle Posthuma
11.0012.30 Developmental models Caroline van Baal, Mike Neale
13.3014.30 Linkage analysis theoryPak Sham, Gonçalo Abecasis
14.3015.00 QTL linkage analysis in Mx Lon Cardon, Stacey Cherny
15.3016.00 Multivariate QTL linkage analysisLon Cardon, Stacey Cherny
16.0016.45 Beyond Linkage: some current issues in QTL identificationLon Cardon
18.00 Farewell Party (shuttles provided) hosted by John & Christina Hewitt

Daily: 10.30-11.00 break; 12.30-13.30 break; 15.00-15.30 break


John Hewitt, Jeff Lessem
Institute for Behavioral Genetics
University of Colorado at Boulder

David Evans, Nick Martin
Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Australia

Hermine Maes, Mike Neale (Academic Director)
Virginia Institute for Psychiatric & Behavioral Genetics
Virginia Commonwealth University

Andrew Heath
Department of Psychiatry
Washington University in St. Louis

Shaun Purcell, Fruhling Rijsdijk, Pak Sham
Institute of Psychiatry
King's College London, United Kingdom

Caroline van Baal, Meike Bartels, Dorret Boomsma, Danielle Posthuma
Dept of Biological Psychology
Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Lon Cardon, Stacey Cherny
Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics
University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Gonçalo Abecasis
Department of Biostatistics
University of Michigan