Events

Upcoming Events

Past Events

The SSGAC offers two types of events: conferences and teaching courses

    

Our workshop series is intended to be a platform for interested parties to meet and exchange ideas about cooperation in pooling data to have adequate statistical power for genetic analysis of social science traits. 

 

Members of the SSGAC also offer graduate courses targeted at PhD students and researchers from various backgrounds (e.g. economics, psychology, sociology, medicine). 

Upcoming Events

 

To Be Announced...

 

Past Events

Training Opportunity: Summer Institute in Social Science Genomics

 

9 - 21 June 2019

Sponsored by the Russell Sage Foundation. Held at the Pepper Tree Inn in Santa Barbara, California.

Application Deadline: February 11, 2019 

     

The purpose of this two-week workshop is to introduce graduate students and beginning faculty in economics, sociology, psychology, statistics, genetics, and other disciplines to the methods of social-science genomics—the analysis of genomic data in social science research. The program will include interpretation and estimation of different concepts of heritability; the biology of genetic inheritance, gene expression, and epigenetics; design and analysis of genetic-association studies; analysis of gene-gene and gene-environment interactions; estimation and use of polygenic scores; as well as applications of genomic data in the social sciences (via the Russell Sage Foundation).

 

 

More info here!

Teaching Course: Introduction in Genome-Wide Data Analysis

 

22 - 26 July 2019

Tinbergen Institute in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Application Deadline: June 22, 2019  

     

The goal of the summer school is to introduce researchers from various fields to key concepts, state-of-the-art methods, and computer tools in statistical genetics that can be applied in the social and medical sciences.

     

Lecturers: Philipp Koellinger, Ronald de Vlaming

Guest Lecturers: Aysu Okaby, Abdel Abdellaoui, Fleur Meddens

Syllabus

 

More info here!

The 2nd Annual Conference on Polygenic Prediction and its Application in Social Science

30 Nov - 1 Dec, 2018

Sponsored by the University of Chicago's Human Capital and Economic Opportunity (HCEO) network. Held at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. 

     

Organized by Dan Benjamin, David Cesarini, Ciji Davis, and Titus Galama, the conference will bring together social scientists and geneticists to hear about new genetic discoveries, advances in the use of polygenic prediction, and examples of the use of genetic data in social science research. See here for last year’s agenda and recorded talks. We are working on finalizing the schedule and coordinating with invited speakers. But we are pleased to announce that Peter Visscher has agreed to give the keynote address.

If you would like to attend, please email Chelsea Watson at cwatson.usc@gmail.com. Although we hope to be able to welcome everyone who wishes to attend, the number of conference attendees is limited by the capacity of the conference room. If necessary, priority will be given to those who registered early. There is no conference registration fee, but unfortunately, we have very limited funding available to pay for the travel expenses of non-speakers. That said, students and postdocs who would like to attend but do not have the necessary funds should indicate this in their registration e-mail, and we will try to help to the extent our budget allows it.

Teaching Course: Introduction in Genome-Wide Data Analysis

 

23 - 27 July 2018

Tinbergen Institute in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Application Deadline: June 19, 2018  

     

The goal of the summer school is to introduce researchers from various fields to key concepts, state-of-the-art methods, and computer tools in statistical genetics that can be applied in the social and medical sciences.

     

Lecturers: Philipp Koellinger, Niels Rietveld

   

Course Information

Course Fee

Participants and Admission Requirements

 

More info here!

Teaching Course: Big Data Management and Analysis in UNIX

 

5 - 19 August 2017

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Summer School in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Application Deadline: May 1, 2017  

     

This course introduces you to the UNIX command line environment, teaches you how to manage large datasets using text processing utilities such as sed and awk, shows the basics of shell scripting (if/else statements, loops, etc.) which you can use to automate analysing your data (for example, using a UNIX version of the freely available statistics program R), and familiarizes you with Git as a version control tool. You also learn how to present your data and results in customized plots and figures. 

     

Lecturers: Aysu Okbay, Richard K. Linnér

 

More info here!

Teaching Course: Introduction in Genome-Wide Data Analysis

 

17 - 21 July 2017

Tinbergen Institute in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Application Deadline: June 21, 2017  

     

The summer school provides students with a structured overview of key concepts and state-of-the-art methods in the new field of genoeconomics. 

     

Lecturers: Philipp Koellinger, Niels Rietveld

   

Course Outline

Course Fee

Participants and Admission Requirements

 

More info here!

Training Opportunity: The Oxford NCRM (National Centre for Research Methods) Summer School

 

26 - 30 June 2017

Nuffield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Application Deadline: March 30, 2017

     

This training opportunity is an introduction to combining social science and molecular genetic research offers graduate students, early career researchers and researchers interested in entering this topic a unique introductory course.

The programme consists of morning lectures by top scholars in the emerging field of ‘sociogenomics’, including Dalton Conley (Princeton), Ben Domingue (Stanford), Melinda Mills (Oxford), David Steinsaltz (Oxford), Meena Kumari (Essex), Cecilia Lindgren (Oxford). Afternoon lectures consist of hands-on computer lab training by Oxford-based researchers Nicola BarbanFelix TropfStine MøllegaardMaria ChristodoulouMelissa Smart (Essex), and Yanchun Bao (Essex).

Course Outline

Course Fees and Scholarships

Apply

 

 

More info here!

Training Opportunity: Summer Institute in Social Science Genomics

 

11 - 23 June 2017

Sponsored by the Russell Sage Foundation. Held at the Pepper Tree Inn in Santa Barbara, California.

Application Deadline: February 13, 2017 at 2pm Eastern Standard Time

     

The purpose of this two-week workshop is to introduce graduate students and beginning faculty in economics, sociology, psychology, statistics, genetics, and other disciplines to the methods of social-science genomics—the analysis of genomic data in social science research. The program will include interpretation and estimation of different concepts of heritability; the biology of genetic inheritance, gene expression, and epigenetics; design and analysis of genetic-association studies; analysis of gene-gene and gene-environment interactions; estimation and use of polygenic scores; as well as applications of genomic data in the social sciences (via the Russell Sage Foundation).

 

Polygenic Prediction and its Application in Social Science

 

13 Apr - 14 Apr, 2017

Sponsored by the Russell Sage Foundation. Held at the Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Application Deadline: February 12, 2016 at 2pm Eastern Standard Time

     

See the agenda and videos of the presentations here. 

Training Opportunity: Summer Institute in Social Science Genomics

 

19 June - 1 July 2016

Sponsored by the Russell Sage Foundation. Held at the Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Application Deadline: February 12, 2016 at 2pm Eastern Standard Time

     

The purpose of this two-week workshop is to introduce graduate students and beginning faculty in economics, sociology, psychology, statistics, genetics, and other disciplines to the methods of social-science genomics—the analysis of genomic data in social science research. The program will include interpretation and estimation of different concepts of heritability; the biology of genetic inheritance, gene expression, and epigenetics; design and analysis of genetic-association studies; analysis of gene-gene and gene-environment interactions; estimation and use of polygenic scores; as well as applications of genomic data in the social sciences (via the Russell Sage Foundation).

Teaching Course: Genome-Wide Data Analysis Summer School

 

11-15 July 2016

Tinbergen Institute in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Application Deadline: May 13, 2016   

     

The summer school provides students with a structured overview of key concepts and state-of-the-art methods in the new field of genoeconomics. 

     

Lecturers: Philipp Koellinger, Niels Rietveld

 

Teaching Course: PhD class in "Genoeconomics"

 

April 2015

Tinbergen Institute in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.  
Lecturers: Daniel BenjaminDavid Cesarini, Tonu EskoPhilipp Koellinger (coordinator), and Niels Rietveld.     
Note: A limited number of scholarships are available for non-TI students to cover tuition expenses and travel costs (see syllabus).
Course syllabus 

Workshop: 4th meeting of the SSGAC in Rotterdam, Netherlands

  

15 June 2013

     

The workshop was again organized in conjunction with the CHARGE meeting and was hosted at the Mainport Hotel

           

Agenda SSGAC 15 June 2013

        

Slides 

    

Bio-session package (including important references)

Workshop: 3rd meeting of the SSGAC in Reykjavik, Iceland

 

19 May 2012

      

The workshop was organized in conjunction with the bi-annual CHARGE meeting and was hosted by the Hilton Nordica Hotel. The NIH (OBSSR) and the NSF sponsored the event.

    

Slides of the talks are available here.

Workshop: 2nd meeting of the SSGAC in Los Angeles

 

29 October 2011

     

The workshop was organized in conjunction with the CHARGE meeting in Los Angeles, CA, at the Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach and Marina Hotel. The NIH (OBSSR) and the NSF-sponsored the event.

       

Slides of the talks are available here.

Workshop: 1st meeting of the SSGAC in Boston

 

12 February 2011

                 

In this first workshop, the need and the feasibility of setting up a consortium for GWAS in the social sciences was 

discussed. This first workshop was sponsored by the NSF and was organized in conjunction with the CHARGE

consortium.

         

Slides of the talks are available here.

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Acknowledgments

 

For financial support, the SSGAC thanks the U.S. National Science Foundation, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (National Institute on Aging, and the Office for Behavioral and Social Science Research), the Open Philanthropy Project, the Ragnar Söderberg Foundation, the Swedish Research Council, The Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation, the European Research Council, and the Pershing Square Fund of the Foundations of Human Behavior.

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