MIDUS Gene Expression Workshop in June 2020

The University of Wisconsin—Madison Institute on Aging announces

the first MIDUS Gene Expression Workshop!
June 9th – 10th, 2020
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM each day

Memorial Union
University of Wisconsin Madison

This workshop is designed to provide instruction to social and behavioral scientists interested in learning about functional genomics methods (e.g., gene expression profiling) in research on psychosocial determinants of health. Topics include general psychobiological concepts, research design and strategy, pragmatics of tissue sampling and sample processing, RNA profiling assays, low-level analysis of differential gene expression, and bioinformatic analyses of cellular and transcription factor mechanisms. The workshop includes interactive clinics in which attendees begin implementing these approaches in their own research programs.

The larger conceptual focus is on environmental regulation of expression, with MIDUS RNA data as a primary example.

Magnifying glass showing zoomed in view of a dna double helix strand
Lodging will be provided by organizers of the Workshop, and where needed, limited travel grants are available.

There is no fee to attend the Workshop.
To apply for the Gene Expression Workshop please go to the following link:  https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1SKpd6pgrbiXkVf
Please contact Jennifer Sterk at jmsterk@wisc.edu with questions.
Apply by Sunday, March 1st, 2020.

Photo of instructor Steve Cole, PhD
Instructed by Steve Cole, PhD  

Director, UCLA Social Genomics Core Laboratory
Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine

Norman Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

To view the MIDUS datasets available at NACDA/ICPSR, please visit the series page. 

For more information about MIDUS, please visit the project site: http://midus.wisc.edu/

Nov 21, 2019

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