CALL FOR PAPERS: Special Issue of Behavior Genetics on Genetically Informed Approaches to the Study of the Prenatal Environment
Editors: Valerie S Knopik & Jenae M Neiderhiser
Abstract deadline: November 1, 2014; Full article submission deadline: April 1, 2015
The role of the prenatal environment has increasingly become the focus of much research both from a phenotypic as well as a genetic perspective. The phenotypic literature has found evidence for long-lasting effects of adverse prenatal environments across the lifespan; however, genetically informed studies suggest that these effects are due to genetic and/or other (postnatal) unmeasured environmental influences. Distinguishing among genetic, prenatal environmental and postnatal environmental influences is critical for understanding the underlying mechanisms of a wide variety of behavioral, cognitive and health outcomes throughout the lifespan.
University of Alabama at Birmingham
NHLBI T32 POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP POSITIONS
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.
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
Postdoctoral Position on Florida Twin Project on Reading, Behavior, and Environment
A post-doctoral position is available starting July 1, 2014 on an NICHD-funded twin project on reading, behavior, and environment at the Florida State University. This project is one of six comprising the Florida Learning Disabilities Research Center, and it includes data on school-based measures of reading achievement as well as parent and child-ratings of behavior and environment from a large, diverse twin sample of children in Florida.
BGA 2014 was a successful and inspiring meeting! It was held from June 18 to June 21, 2014, in Charlottesville, Virginia (USA), with Eric Turkheimer as the local host. See here the Final Program.
BGA 2013 (June 28 – July 2)
BGA 2013 was hosted at Aix-Marseille University (France). Local hosts: Michele Carlier & Pierre Roubertoux.