2005 Gordon Conference: Quantitative Genetics/Genomics

Bruce Walsh jbwalsh at u.arizona.edu
Tue Oct 19 16:08:39 EST 2004


2005 Gordon Conference on "Quantitative Genetics and Genomics"
20 - 25 Feb 2005
Ventura, California

http://www.grc.org/05sched.htm

In planning the 2005 Gordon Conference on "Quantitative Genetics and 
Genomics" we looked to expanding areas of science that are founded in 
both classical quantitative genetics and evolution, and that are 
advancing quickly due to the gain in information provided by genomics 
and proteomics.  In the process of collecting session ideas and 
speaker suggestions, it became abundantly clear that transcript 
profiling has significantly impacted how we think about quantitative 
variation and complex traits.  Transcript profiling (e.g., microarray 
technology) is currently supporting the exploration of "genetic 
architecture" (e.g., expression QTL mapping) and in turn has created 
a great deal of excitement and interest across a variety of 
organisms.  The molecular dissection of complex phenotypes is 
providing direct evidence about gene regulation, evolution, the 
genetic landscape, and the future roles of quantitative genetics.  It 
is amazing how many people are thinking about related issues of 
genetic architecture.  Therefore, our hope for this conference is to 
provide a forum for the presentation of new ideas and data so that we 
might all come away with a slightly stronger understanding of the 
genetic basis of inheritance.

We look forward to meeting you in Ventura, CA in February of 2005! 
Your continued participation and support of this conference is 
greatly appreciated.  As you will see from the schedule, afternoons 
are free for adventure and discussion, while poster sessions will be 
held in the evening.

If you are a graduate student and would like to apply for the student 
speaker competition (registration and travel included), please apply 
to Rebecca Doerge (doerge at purdue.edu) by sending your CV, title, 
abstract, and letter of recommendation from your advisor (e-mail is 
fine). Deadline for travel fund application is December 1, 2004. 
Successful applicants will be notified shortly thereafter.
If you would like to present a poster, please be sure to indicate 
this on your Gordon Conference application.

Lastly, if you are interested in making a financial contribution to 
the Chair's fund (to support registration, travel, and social 
activities), please contact Rebecca Doerge (doerge at purdue.edu).

See you in Ventura!

Rebecca and  Patrick
Chair: R.W. Doerge (doerge at purdue.edu)
Co-Chair: Patrick Phillips (pphil at uoregon.edu)


2:00 pm - 9:00 pm	Arrival and check-in
6:00 pm		Dinner

7:30 pm	Welcome, Opening Remarks, & Announcements
			Chair: Rebecca Doerge (Purdue University)

7:45 pm - 9:45 pm	At the Interface of Quantitative Genetics and Systems
			Biology

Discussion Leader: Bruce Walsh (University of Arizona)

7:35 pm - 7:45 pm 	Introduction and concepts (Bruce Walsh)

7:45 pm - 8:30 pm	Bruce Weir (North Carolina State Univerrsity)
'TBA'

8:30 pm - 8:45 pm	Discussion

8:45 pm - 9:30 pm	Eric Davidson (California Institute of Technology)
"The genomic regulatory system for embryonic development in the
sea urchin"

9:30 pm - 9:45 pm	Discussion

Mom
7:30 am - 8:30 am	Breakfast

9:00 am - 12:30 pm	Genetic Variation and Evolutionary Change
			Discussion Leader: Patrick Phillips (University of
                         Oregon)
9:00 am - 9:10 am	Introduction and concepts (Patrick Phillips)

9:10 am - 9:40 am	Frédéric Hospital (INRA)
"The impact of selection on the apparent architecture of quantitative traits"

9:45 am - 10:15 am	Tom Osborn (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
"Genetic and epigenetic changes in newly formed polyploids"

10:20 am -10:40 am	Coffee Break

10:40 am - 11:10 am	Joanna Masel (University of Arizona)
"A population genetics framework to predict the evolution of evolutionary
capacitance"

11:15am		GROUP PHOTO

11:45 am - 12:15 pm	Sergey Nuzhdin (University of California, Davis)
"Functional analysis of expression variation: yeast and flies"

12:15 pm - 12:30 pm	Discussion

12:30 pm		Lunch

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm	Free Time

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm	Poster Viewing

6:00 pm		Dinner

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm	Mapping Genes Affecting Complex Traits in Humans
Discussion Leader: Zhao-Bang Zeng (North Carolina State University)

7:30 pm - 7:40pm	Introduction and concepts (Zhao-Bang Zeng)

7:40 pm - 8:25 pm	Heather Cordell (Cambridge Institute for 
Medical Research)
"Detection and estimation of effects at interacting loci under 
varying ascertainment schemes in genetic association studies"

8:30 pm - 9:15 pm	Lon Cardon (Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics)
"Genome-wide linkage disequilibrium meets disease association"

9:15 pm - 9:30 pm 	Discussion

9:30 pm		Posters and refreshments

Tues
7:30 am - 8:30 am	Breakfast

9:00 am - 12:30 pm	Genetic Architecture of Transcript Abundance Variation
			Discussion Leader: Gary Churchill (Jackson 
Laboratories)

9:00 am - 9:10 am	Introduction and concepts (Gary Churchill)

9:10 am - 9:40 am	Leonid Kruglyak/ Rachel Brem  (Fred 
Hutchinson Cancer Research Center)
"The landscape of genetic complexity in the yeast transcriptome"

9:45 am - 10:00 am	Discussion

10:00 am - 10:30 am	Coffee Break

10:30 am - 11:00 am 	Daniel Pomp (University of Nebraska, Lincoln)
			"Genomic architecture of obesity predisposition"

11:05 am - 11:35 am	Rob Williams (University of Tennessee)
"Genetic network analysis of brain transcriptome, structure and function"

11:40 am - 12:10 pm 	Peter Keightley (University of Edinburgh)
"Resolving genes that underlie quantitative variation for growth in mice"

12:15 pm - 12:30 pm	Discussion

12:30 pm		Lunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm	Free Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm	Poster Viewing
6:00 pm		Dinner

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm	So Much Diversity: Applied Genetics and 
Genomics in Trees
	Discussion Leader:  TBA

7:30 pm - 7:40 pm	Introduction and concepts (TBA)

7:40 pm - 8:10 pm 	Jeanne Romero-Severson (University of Notre Dame)
"Genetic maps in intractable species of forest trees"

8:15 pm - 8:45 pm	Dave Neale (University of California, Davis)
			"Association genetics of natural genetic 
diversity and complex traits in pine"

8:50 pm - 9:20 pm 	Ron Sederoff (North Carolina State University)
			"Transcript abundance variation in forest 
trees and the molecular basis  of superior phenotypes"
9:20 pm - 9:30pm	Discussion
9:30 pm		Posters and refreshments

Wes
7:30 am - 8:30 am	Breakfast

9:00 am - 12:30 pm	Statistical Genetics and QTL Analysis

Discussion Leader: Rebecca Doerge  (Purdue University)

9:00 am - 9:10 am	Introduction and concepts (Rebecca Doerge)

9:10 am - 9:55 am	Örjan Carlborg (Uppsala University)
"Interactive genetics - Epistasis and the control of complex traits"

10:00 am - 10:30 am	Coffee Break

10:30 am - 11:15 am	Dina St. Clair (University of California, Davis)
"Quantitative traits in plants: QTL architecture, interactions, and dissection"

11:20 am - 12:05 pm	Peter Visscher (University of Edinburgh)
"Estimation of past effective population size from linkage 
disequilibrium   between genetic markers"

12:10 pm - 12:30 pm	Discussion

12:30 pm		Lunch

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm	Free Time

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm	Poster Session
6:00 pm		Dinner

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm	Genomics of Polyploids and Student Presentations

Discussion Leader: Rob Martienssen (Cold Spring Harbor Labs)

7:30 pm - 8:15pm	Student Speaker (Affiliation)
'TBA'

8:20 pm - 8:50pm	BUSINESS MEETING
8:50pm - 9:20 pm	Shane Burgess (Mississippi State University)
"Livestock proteomics: challenges of GOing from MuDPITs"

9:20 pm - 9:30 pm	Discussion

9:30 pm		Posters and refreshments


Thursday

7:30 am - 8:30 am	Breakfast

9:00 am - 12:30 pm	Inference of Evolutionary History
Discussion Leader: Bill Beavis (National Center for Genome Resources)

9:00 am - 9:10 am	Introduction and concepts (Bill Beavis)

9:10 am - 9:55 am	Michael Purugganan (North Carolina State University)
"Evolutionary genetics of plant adaptation"

10:00 am  - 10:30 am	Coffee Break

10:30 am - 11:15 am	Laura Salter (University of New Mexico)
"Prospects and pitfalls of whole-genome phylogeny based on DNA   sequences"

11:20 am - 12:05 pm	Thomas Mitchell-Olds (Max Planck Institute 
for Chemical Ecology)
"Evolutionary significance of ecologically important variation in 
Arabidopsis relatives"

12:10 pm - 12:30 pm	Discussion

12:30 pm		Lunch

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm	Free Time

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm	Poster Viewing

6:00 pm		Dinner


7:30 pm - 9:30 pm	False Discovery Rate (FDR) for Genetic and 
Genomic Data Discussion Leader: Sandrine Dudoit  (University of 
California, Berkeley)

7:30 pm - 7:40 pm	Introduction and concepts (Sandrine Dudoit)
7:40 pm - 8:25 pm	John Storey (University of Washington)
"Statistical significance for multiple locus linkage analysis of 
genome-wide expression"

8:30 pm - 9:15 pm	Yoav Benjamini (Tel Aviv University)
"Multiplicity issues in Statistical Genetics: QTL analysis, microarrays,
and behavior genetics"

9:15 pm - 9:30pm	Discussion

9:30 pm		Posters and refreshments


Friday

7:30 am - 8:30 am	Breakfast

9:00 am		Departure





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