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(formerly the “Methodology of Twin and Family Studies Advanced Workshop”)

MARCH 7th - MARCH 11th, 2011

The next workshop will be held in Boulder, Colorado, March 7-11, 2011, with John Hewitt as Local Host and Pak Sham, Genome Research Centre, University of Hong Kong, as Academic Director. This advanced course is intended for those who have attended earlier Boulder workshops and/or who are already familiar with the statistical and genetic principles for studying human complex traits. The course will include: an introduction to statistical and genetic theory, principles of linkage and association analysis, genome-wide association studies (GWAS), copy number variation, and the analysis of genome sequence data. Hands-on analysis will be an integral part of the course and will employ networked notebook computers. A provisional schedule will be posted shortly.

The registration fee will be $500, payable by January 21, 2011. Thereafter, the registration fee will be $600. A home page with online registration and further details is at

An outstanding international faculty roster includes:

Pak Sham (Academic Director), Stacey Cherny Genome Research Centre, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Meike Bartels, Dorret Boomsma, Danielle Posthuma Amsterdam Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands

Ben Neale, Shaun Purcell Harvard University, MA

John Hewitt (Local Host), Jeff Lessem, Matt Keller Institute for Behavioral Genetics, Boulder, CO

Manuel Ferreira, Nick Martin, Sarah Medland Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Australia

David Evans, University of Bristol, United Kingdom

Goncalo Abecasis, Hyun Min Kang University of Michigan

John Rice University of Washington at St. Louis, MO

Lindon Eaves, Hermine Maes, Mike Neale, Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics, VA

Jeff Barrett, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, United Kingdom

Further information may be obtained from John Hewitt, or the workshop secretary, Bridget Carey, IBG, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0447, USA; Telephone: 303-492-6057; FAX: 303-492-8063; E-mail: or

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.

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