Short Course on the Genetics of Addiction


Abraham Palmer, PhD


August 14, 2011, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm


The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME


Short Course on the Genetics of Addiction
co-organized by Abraham Palmer, Department of Human Genetics, University of Chicago
Supported by National Institute on Drug Abuse Grant - DA030036, The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Lab Diet and TestDiet
Date: August 14-18, 2011
Location: The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine
This course emphasizes genetic applications and approaches to drug addiction research through methodological instruction based on literature, data sets and informatics resources drawn from studies of addiction related phenotypes. The course includes plenary sessions on major progress in addiction genetics, and discussion sessions in which students present their work for discussion on applications of genetic methods. Students will leave the course able to design and interpret genetic and genomic studies of addiction as they relate to their specific research question, and will be able to make use of current bioinformatics resources to identify research resources and make use of public data sources in their own research.

A limited number of scholarships may be available to help attendees with travel expenses.
For more information or to apply for this event, please go to or contact Erin McDevitt; or 207-288-6659

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