The BGA 2021 annual meeting will be held online using the 24h zoom format. We are all disappointed that we cannot meet in Murcia, Spain this year. But please rest assured that we will see each other in Murcia soon!
Date of the online conference: June 29th, 2021
The 24h conference with ‘local hosts’ in the US, Europe, and Australia. The conference began in Brisbane, Australia, on Tuesday, June 29 at 9:00 A.M. (Brisbane time) which is Monday, June 28, midnight in London and Monday, June 28, 7:00 P.M. in New York.
Stay tuned for more information in the upcoming months!
Save the date for the Twin Studies in Behavioral and Health Research: Current Status, Prospects, and Applications conference held December 11, 9am-18.30 Brazilian Time (GMT-3).
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Online Workshop | Event Free of Charge | Lectures in English
The NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) is seeking broad public input on important new directions for health-related behavioral and social sciences research (BSSR).
Specifically, OBSSR requests your input on research directions that will support the achievement of the scientific priorities in the OBSSR Strategic Plan 2022-2026 (see current strategic plan) and that will advance or transform the broader health impact of BSSR. OBSSR is interested in focusing on research directions that are trans-disease and cross-cutting in nature and address critical gaps in the field.
Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Research master: Genes in Behaviour and Health
The research master Genes in Behaviour and Health is a two-year full time programme that will equip you with the knowledge and understanding of the relevant research methods to design and carry out high-quality research within the field of behaviour genetics and genetic epidemiology.
Opting for the research master’s programme brings you into an inspiring research environment. The Department of Biological Psychology is famous for its Netherlands Twin Register, an unique data repository, containing genetic and environmental information for more than 50,000 twin families, who are followed longitudinally. You will be taught by expert staff members and by researchers from other institutes worldwide who regularly visit to give lectures and workshops. Scholarships are available.
For more information and to apply go to vu.nl/genes
Philipp Koellinger and Ronald de Vlaming will be teaching the 5th edition of the summer school in genome-wide data analysis in Amsterdam (6-10 Jul 2020).
They will introduce you to the working horses of complex trait genetics and discuss heritability, GWAS, population stratification, polygenic scores, Mendelian randomization, genetic correlation, multivariate approaches to genetic discovery, statistical power & study design. Potential applications of these tools in epidemiology and the social sciences will be discussed, including what these results mean and — importantly — what they do not mean. You will also be familiarized with data structures, relevant programs and commands in the computer tutorials. People who joined the summer school in the past included PhD students, postdocs, junior and senior faculty members from around the globe (e.g. US, EU, Australia, Asia) from various disciplines including economics, psychology, sociology, epidemiology, and (of course) behavioral genetics.
Please click here for a link for more information and to apply (deadline June 8, 2020).
Bristol Biodesign 2020
A one-day international symposium in synthetic biology and biodesign
6th of May 2020
School of Chemistry, University of Bristol
Abstract submissions due March 6, 2020
Skirting Mendel: Non-Classical Mechanisms of Phenotypic Variation, Inheritance and Disease, hosted by Keystone Symposia will be held March 15 –19, 2020 at Whistler Conference Center in British Columbia, Canada. This is an exciting program that will appeal to geneticists, epigenomicists, chromatin biologists, developmental biologists, mathematicians, physiologists and clinical scientists. The symposium will be hosted together with the Higher-Order Chromatin Architecture in Time and Space. You can find all of the details and registration information at keystonesymposia.org/20X4. The registration date is just weeks away (Feb1) and there are still short talk slots available.
**The speaker list for the variation half of the meeting is below!
The Department of Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University offers graduate programs in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Developmental Sciences. We are currently accepting applications for our Master’s and Ph.D. programs. Application deadline is December 1st. Below is information on our faculty who will be accepting new doctoral students. We also include information on our core curriculum. Click here for more information; or for more information and to apply for our Ph.D. program with a Developmental Sciences specialization, please visit: https://epsy.tamu.edu/academics/developmental-sciences/
Please see below for a call for abstracts for a Special Section of the Journal of Abnormal Psychology on Theories of Psychopathology. Please consider sharing this call within your professional networks. Abstracts due Nov 15, 2019.