The next International Imaging Genetics Conference is opening its doors now for registration. The third year in a row, building on two successful conferences, this third meeting will also house two separate workshops: one on brain imaging for geneticists; and one on genetics for brain imagers. All in the spirit of crossing the bridge between genetics, brain imaging and statistics. As this course was brilliant last year, I’m hoping to attend in January 2007, too.
Here is the announcement:
The First and Second International Imaging Genetics Conferences were held to bring together national and international experts in neuroimaging, genetics, data-mining, visualization and statistics. Targeting physicians and scientific researchers, this annual conference features presentations from investigators world-wide and held in-depth discussions within the emerging field of Imaging Genetics. Given the known importance of both genetics and environment in brain function, and the role of neuroimaging in revealing brain dysfunction, the synergism of integrating genetics with brain imaging will fundamentally change our understanding of human brain function in disease. To fully realize the promise of this synergy, we must develop novel analytic, statistical, and visualization techniques for this new field.
This international symposium was held to initially assess the state of the art in the various established fields of genetics and imaging, and to facilitate the transdisciplinary fusion needed to optimize the development of the emerging field of Imaging Genetics. The Third Annual International Imaging Genetics Conference will be held on January 15th and 16th, 2007 at the Beckman Center of the National Academy of Sciences in Irvine, CA. We look forward to seeing you at this exciting upcoming event.
Monday January 15th:
- Nicholas Schork, UCSD “Multivariate Analysis of Combined Imaging and Genomic Data”
- Eleazer Eskin, UCSD “Analysis of Complex Traits Through Intermediate Phenotypes.”
- Tom Nichols, University of Michigan “Statistical Challenges & Opportunities in Imaging Genetics”
- Fabio Macciardi, University of Toronto “Integrating Imaging Genetics Methods in Schizophrenia.”
- David Goldman, NIAAA “Genes and Neurobiologies in the Addictions”
- David Goldstein, Duke Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy “Neuropsychiatric pharmacogenetics”
- Daniel Weinberger, NIMH/NIH: TBA
Tuesday January 16th:
- Joseph Callicott, NIMH “Does risk for schizophrenia arise from multiple genes in vulnerable pathways? Evidence from DISC1 and FEZ1”
- Lisa Eyler, UCSD “Genetics of Brain and Cognition: A Twin Study of Aging”
- Fei Wang, Peking University “Neuregulin 1 Genetic Variation and anterior cingulum integrity in schizophrenia and in health.”
- Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg, NIMH/NIH “Genetic characterization of prefrontal-subcortical interactions in humans.”
**New for 2007** Sunday January 14th:
*** Half-day Workshop tutorials will be offered the day before the conference at the Beckman Center- see website for details***
Workshop 1: What Geneticists need to know about Brain Imaging
Workshop 2: What Brain Imagers need to know about Genetics
Registration and conference information can be found at the conference website