Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Vanderbilt Genetics Symposium: Beyond Disease Dichotomy - Quantitative Traits and Intermediate Phenotypes

About a year ago I reiterated a point made nicely in a Nature Reviews Genetics article, that there is no such thing as a common disorder - only extremes of quantitative traits. Such is the theme of this year's Annual Vanderbilt Genetics Symposium, "Beyond Disease Dichotomy - Quantitative Traits and Intermediate Phenotypes." This is a day-long event held at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center on Wednesday October 13, 8am-4pm. Registration is free but required to attend. Students in our program will be presenting posters, and students in other programs are welcome to submit an abstract as well.  You can check out the full agenda at the link below. Here is the speaker lineup:

Keynote Speakers

Molly Losh, Ph.D.Jane and Michael Hoffman Assistant Professor of
Communication Sciences & Disorders
Northwestern University

Charles R. Farber, Ph.D.Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Virginia

Andrew J. Saykin, PsyD, ABCNRaymond C. Beeler Professor of Radiology and Imaging Sciences
Professor of Medical and Molecular Genetics
Director, Center for Neuroimaging
Indiana University School of Medicine
  

Vanderbilt Speakers

Roger Cone, Ph.D.Professor and Chairman, Department of Molecular
Physiology & Biophysics

Dana Crawford, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular
Physiology & Biophysics
Investigator, Center for Human Genetics Research

Karoly Mirnics, Ph.D.Professor and Vice Chair for Basic Research,
Department of Psychiatry

Vanderbilt Genetics Symposium: Beyond Disease Dichotomy - Quantitative Traits and Intermediate Phenotypes

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