Post doc positions Alabama

heartUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham


The Section on Statistical Genetics in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is accepting applications from statistical and other cardiovascular scientists for postdoctoral positions in Statistical Genetics pertaining to Heart, Lung, and Blood phenotypes. Starting dates are open and flexible. Appointments will be for two years, with the possibility of an extension for another year depending on productivity. Salary is commensurate with qualifications, but in all cases equals or exceeds the minimum NIH post-doctoral stipend. Applicants with a strong background in statistics, statistical genetics, genetic epidemiology or cardiovascular disease research are given preference.

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Special Issue of Behavior Genetics on Gene by Environment Interplay in Adulthood

Special Issue of Behavior Genetics on Gene by Environment Interplay in Adulthood, edited by Nancy L. Pedersen and Deborah Finkel

Changes in the relative contribution of genetic and environmental factors to functioning in various domains over the course of adulthood suggest that revisiting the concept of GE interplay in middle and late adulthood may increase our understanding of the processes of aging and provide fertile ground for the development of intervention strategies. Patterns of increasing variance suggest emergent gene-environment interactions. In addition to GxE interactions, correlative associations may arise among genes and environments.

Abstract submission: 1 Oct. 2014; Paper submission 1 March 2015

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2011 BGA Annual Meeting

The 2011 BGA meeting was held from 6-9 June 2011 at the Hotel Viking in New Port, Rhode Island, USA. Valerie Knopik was the local host.

There was a Festschrift for Professor John Loehlin on June 6 (Organizers: Irwin Waldman & Eric Turkheimer).



2010 BGA Annual Meeting

The 2010 BGA meeting was held from 2-5 June 2010 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul, South Korea in conjunction with the 13th International Congress on Twin Studies (4-7 June 2010) and A Special One-Day Pre-Congress Workshop for human behaviors and complex diseases (June 2). Yoon-Mi Hur is the local host.

All official BGA conference announcements and information about travel and venue are available