BGA annual meeting in Boston

THIS YEAR’S BGA ANNUAL MEETING TOOK PLACE IN BOSTON, June 20-23, WITH LOCAL HOST BEN NEALE

Highlights of the program were keynotes by Professors Hill Goldsmith, Mark Daly, Elise Robinson, and Bill Iacono.

We congratulate the following BG members that were awarded:

  • Thompson Award: Fleur Meddens
  • Rowe Award: Spencer Huggett

  • Fulker Award: Pierre Roubertoux et al. (doi: 10.1007/s10519-017-9835-5)
  • Fuller Scott Award: Lucia Colodro Conde, Scott Vrieze
  • Dobzhansky Award: Margaret Gatz
  • FABBS Award: Karin Verweij

You can find the total program here: http://programme.exordo.com/bga18/ , and more information can be found at the conference page. 

 

New NIH Approach to Grant Funding

May 2, 2017, New NIH Approach to Grant Funding Aimed at Optimizing Stewardship of Taxpayer Dollars

Today we want to put forward a new approach to making sure that we are exercising optimum stewardship of the funds that we receive from taxpayers. We will be discussing this approach with our Advisory Councils over the next few weeks, and so we wanted to provide this broad public description.

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Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects in USA

For all researchers that work with human subjects from the USA (also in the context of consortia):
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and fifteen other Federal Departments and Agencies have announced revisions to modernize, strengthen, and make more effective the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects that was originally promulgated as a Common Rule in 1991.

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Annual Meeting in Oslo, Norway (June 28th – July 1st 2017)

The 47th Behavior Genetics Annual Meeting was held in Oslo, Norway, from June 28th to July 1st, 2017. 

The Opening Reception was in the beautiful Oslo City Hall, with a warm word of welcome from the Mayor of Oslo, Marianne Borgen. You can find the program HERE.

During the banquet the following BGA members were awarded! Congratulations to:

  • Rowe: Laurence Tanguay-Garneau
  • Thompson: Emily Smith-Woolley
  • Fuller-Scott: Karen Verweij
  • Fulker: Jenae Neiderhiser and Valerie Knopik
  • Dobzhansky: William G (Bill) Iacono

And we thank the followiOslo_3ng members who donated for travel bursaries: Anna Docherty and Michael Stallings.