Polygenic Prediction and its Application in Social Science Conference

Center for Economic and Social Research

University of Southern California

April 13 and 14, 2017 (Vineyard Room)

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AGENDA

Thursday, April 13, 2017

 

SESSION 1:  POLYGENIC SCORES

9:00-9:20 AM

9:20-9:40 AM

9:40-10:00 AM

(Organizers)

Titus Galama, CESR, USC

Dan Benjamin, CESR, USC

David Cesarini, New York University

Aysu Okbay, Free University Amsterdam

All

10:15-10:35 AM

10:35-10:55 AM

10:55-11:15 AM

Robbee Wedow, University of Colorado Boulder

Meghan Zacher, Harvard University

All

11:30-11:50 AM

11:50-12:10 PM

12:10-12:30 PM

Sven Oskarsson, Uppsala University

Patrick Turley, Broad Institute

All

Lunch (12:30-1:30 PM)

 

SESSION 4:  NEW GWAS AND POLYGENIC SCORES II

1:30-1:50 PM

1:50-2:10 PM

2:10-2:30 PM

GWAS of Fertility

MTAG: Depression, Subjective Well-Being, and Neuroticism

Discussion

Melinda Mills, Oxford University

Raymond Walters, Broad Institute

All

Break (2:30-2:45 PM)

 

SESSION 5:  POLYGENIC SCORES AND BEHAVIOR I

2:45-3:05 PM

3:05-3:25 PM

3:25-3:45 PM

Sociogenomic Analysis of Social Attainment and Social Mobility

Genes, Education, and Voter Turnout

Discussion

Dan Belsky, Duke University

Ben Domingue, Stanford University

Chris Dawes, New York University

All

4:00-4:20 PM

4:20-4:40 PM

4:40-5:00 PM

Riccardo Marioni, University of Edinburgh

Jonathan Beauchamp, University of Toronto

All

AGENDA

Friday, April 14, 2017

 

SESSION 7:  MENDELIAN RANDOMIZATION

8:30-8:50 AM

8:50-9:10 AM

9:10-9:30 AM

Taavi Tillmann, University College London

George Davey Smith, University of Bristol

All

9:45-10:05 AM

10:05-10:25 AM

10:25-10:45 AM

10:45-11:15 AM

Laura Bierut, Washington University, St. Louis

Kevin Thom, New York University

Nick Papageorge, Johns Hopkins University

Lauren Schmitz, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

All

Lunch (11:15-12:30 PM)

General Discussion (12:30-1:30 PM)

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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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