Past Event

Epigenetics Boot Camp: Planning and Analyzing DNA Methylation Studies

June 21, 2018 - June 22, 2018
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Allan Rosenfield Building, 722 W. 168 St., New York, NY 10032 8th Floor Auditorium
The Epigenetics Boot Camp is led by Dr. Andrea Baccarelli and colleagues, a team with over 36 years of experience in epigenetics from Columbia University, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Harvard University. This two-day intensive boot camp integrates the principle concepts of epigenetics and the effects of risk factors on the epigenome as we step through the key components of designing and executing DNA methylation studies. The workshop will integrate seminar lectures with hands-on computer sessions to put concepts into practice. Emphasis will be given to leveraging existing resources from ongoing studies and initiating new investigations. The afternoon lab sessions will provide an opportunity to work hands-on with real methylation data generated by the Illumina Infinium MethylationEPIC (850k) BeadChip platform. Participants will learn and practice data handling, cleaning, and basic analysis of epigenome-wide DNA methylation data. There is a limited capacity for the Boot Camp. Investigators at all career stages are welcome to attend, and we particularly encourage trainees and early-stage investigators to participate. Basic familiarity with R is recommended to get the most out of the Boot Camp, with tutorials on our website. - Paid registration required through RegFox: - More information about registration deadlines, fees, and logistics can be found on our website at - Email us at [email protected]

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