The 2015 International Workshop on Statistical Genetic Methods for Human Complex Traits

A workshop on advanced methods in statistical genetics will be held in Boulder, Colorado, March 2nd to 6th, 2015. This workshop is intended for advanced students of statistical genetics who are interested in genome-wide association studies (GWAS). The local host is Dr. John K. Hewitt, Institute for Behavioral Genetics, University of Colorado. Dr. Benjamin Neale, … Read more…

University of Chicago establishes national center to study genetics of drug abuse in rats

Rats have a long and storied history as an important animal model for research, especially in the study of behavior. The University of Chicago has particularly strong historical ties to this field. John B. Watson, PhD 1903, considered the father of behaviorism — a philosophy that psychology should be based on observation and experiment to … Read more…

Special GENETICS issue on multiparental populations published

The journal GENETICS highlights articles on the study of multiparental populations in its current issue. As the limitations of two-parent cross designs have become obvious, geneticists are struggling with analysis of experimental populations that have more than two segregating alleles. The articles in the MPP collection, along with their data and transparent methods, should stimulate discussion and, … Read more…

Rat Genomics and Models Meeting

Registration is now open and abstracts are currently being accepted for the upcoming 2014 Rat Genomics and Models meeting in Hinxton, UK:   Rat Genomics and Models 1-4 December 2014 Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK Abstract and Bursary Deadline: 20 October   |    Registration Deadline: 3 November The 9th Rat Genomics and Models conference will focus on … Read more…

International Behavioral Neuroscience Society Meeting and Call for Symposia

The Program Committee is now soliciting proposals for symposia and satellites for the next Annual Meeting of the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society to be held at the Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, June 2-7, 2015. The deadline for priority consideration of symposium proposals is October 17, 2014. Program highlights include: Keynote Speaker:  George … Read more…

Rat GWAS Center of Excellence Funded

National Center of Excellence (P50) grant from NIDA awarded to Abraham Palmer The grant is titled “Integrated GWAS of complex behavioral and gene expression traits in outbred rats” and involved collaborators from University of Michigan (Terry Robinson and Shelly Flagel, SUNY Buffalo (Jerry Richards, Paul Meyer and Joe Lucke), University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center … Read more…