Workshop, Behavioral Genetics in Social Science Research

Dear colleagues,

The GESIS workshop week on “Behavioral Genetics in Social Science Research” takes place October 8-12, 2018 at GESIS Cologne, Germany.

The purpose of this workshop week is to familiarize social scientists with genetic data and provide instruction on how to incorporate genetic information into social science analyses. All workshops offer hands-on training for researchers working at the intersection of genetics and social science research.

Workshop 1 (Oct 8):

The TwinLife study and behavioral genetic modeling

Volker Lang, Bielefeld University and SOEP/DIW Berlin; Bastian Mönkediek, Bielefeld University

Workshop 2 (Oct 9-10)

Introduction to behavioral genetics

Robbee Wedow, Stanford University; Felix Tropf, University of Oxford

Workshop 3 (Oct 11-12):

Integrating molecular genetics into social science research

Felix Tropf, University of Oxford; Robbee Wedow, Stanford University

All three workshops can be booked and attended separately, and interested researchers can participate in the whole workshop week.

Selected participants will have the opportunity to present and discuss their own research ideas or projects in the form of a poster presentation with the lecturers and participants of the workshop in the evening of October 8, 2018.Participants interested in a poster presentation are asked to apply by submitting a short outline (about 0.5 pages) of their research idea or research project until August 20, 2018. Click here to submit your application.

For more information and registration visit our website. See also our special newsletter with an interview with two of the lecturers of the workshop week, Robbee and Felix.

Please feel free to forward this announcement to other potentially interested parties.

Thank you and best wishes,

Your GESIS Workshop team

GESIS – Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences