Short Course on Genetics of Addiction
Highseas Conference Center
Highseas Conference Center
Highseas Conference Center, Highseas Conference Center
This course emphasizes genetic applications and approaches to drug addiction research through methodological instruction based on literature, data sets and informatics resources drawn from studies of addiction related phenotypes. The course includes plenary sessions on major progress in addiction genetics, and discussion sessions in which students present their work for discussion on applications of genetic methods. Students will leave the course able to design and interpret genetic and genomic studies of addiction as they relate to their specific research question, and will be able to make use of current bioinformatics resources to identify research resources and make use of public data sources in their own research.

Registration Fee: $1500

Registration fee includes course materials, most meals and shared lodging.

Placement is limited to 35 attendees so early application is advised.

To apply for this event, please:

- Complete the online application form (opens a new window to our secured third party application site.) 

Applications by women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

Accepted applicants will be provided with registration information.

Lodging accommodations will be at Highseas Conference Center, a Georgian style mansion built in 1912. Highseas is perched on the cliffs overlooking the entrance to Frenchman Bay and is surrounded by beautiful Acadia National Park. This is casual, dormitory-style housing consisting of shared bedrooms and bathrooms (minimum double occupancy, some triple and quad rooms). Wireless internet access is provided throughout the building. Laundry facilities are available on site. Transportation will be provided from the conference center to the course venue for the duration of the workshop. Highseas cannot accomodate families, please contact the event planner for information about off-campus lodging alternatives.  Participants are responsible for all travel booking, including airport transportation.

Schedule of Presentations:

Sunday, August 14, 2011
16:00:00 Registration and Dinner at Highseas
Monday, August 15, 2011
07:00:00 Breakfast
08:30:00 Course Evaluations
08:45:00 Course Overview Elissa Chesler
09:00:00 Overview of the Problem of Addiction and Goals of Genetic Studies Wade Berrittini
10:00:00 Break
10:30:00 Twin and Adoption studies Related to Addiction Carol Prescott
11:30:00 Modeling Aspects of Addiction in the Laboratory Mouse Justin Rhodes
12:30:00 Lunch
13:30:00 Mutant Analysis | The making of mutant mice
14:30:00 Poster session with refreshments
16:00:00 Break
18:00:00 Dinner
19:30:00 Evening Keynote and Discussion | Progress in genetics of Addiction
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
07:00:00 Breakfast
08:30:00 Addiction as complex trait | finding common and rare alleles David Goldman
09:30:00 Pharmacogenomics of addiction
10:30:00 Break
11:00:00 Using selected lines for genetic analysis addition-related traits Justin Rhodes
12:00:00 Lunch
13:00:00 Using simple experimental crossing in mice to study complex traits Gary Churchill
14:00:00 Outbred populations and applications for complex traits Abraham Palmer
15:00:00 Break
15:30:00 Analysis of complex traits in genetic reference populations. Elissa Chesler
16:30:00 Workshop | QTL mapping with R/QTL
18:00:00 Dinner
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
07:00:00 Breakfast
08:30:00 Microarray, Gene Expression and Next-Generation Sequencing Analyses in Addiction Research Robert Hitzemann
09:30:00 Epigenetics in mice and humans and possible role in addiction
10:30:00 Break
11:00:00 Systems Genetics of addiction and Elissa Chesler
12:00:00 Lunch
13:00:00 Bioinformatics Approaches | Mouse Databases for systems genetics and mutant identification Carol J Bult
14:00:00 Hands on Bioinformatics Overviews
15:00:00 Break
15:30:00 Workshop | Bioinformatics Lab Guided Tutorials Elissa Chesler
18:00:00 Dinner
19:30:00 Evening panel discussion on translational genetics of addiction
Thursday, August 18, 2011
07:00:00 Breakfast
08:30:00 Convergent Functional Genomics. Cross Species Data Comparison
09:30:00 Integrating genetic and genomics of addiction across species | Elissa Chesler
10:30:00 Break
11:00:00 GWAS for Nicotine Dependence
12:00:00 Lunch
13:00:00 Historical prospective on alcoholism research David Goldman
14:00:00 Circadian Biology and Addiction
15:00:00 Break
15:30:00 Closing Keynote and Discussion J Gelernter
18:00:00 Dinner
Friday, August 19, 2011
08:00:00 Departures
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