Genome-Wide Data Analysis | July 11-15, 2016

Tinbergen Institute organizes an exciting interdisciplinary summer school in the new field of genoeconomics entitled: ‘Introduction in Genome-Wide Data Analysis’. The course is organized by Philipp Koellinger and Niels Rietveld and will take place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Follow this link for more information!

PhD positions, The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS), Nijmegen (The Netherlands)

2016 IMPRS for Language Sciences PhD positions

The IMPRS for Language Sciences is now advertising three fully funded PhD positions. The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Language Sciences is the leading research school in the world devoted to studying the foundations of human language. It is a joint initiative of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, and the Centre for Language Studies of the Radboud University. The research school offers unrivalled training, top facilities (from genetics labs, advanced brain imaging techniques, psychology labs to supported fieldwork opportunities), and an outstanding interdisciplinary environment (see

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Postdoctoral fellowships, NIMH/ Alpert Medical School of Brown University (USA)

NIMH/ Alpert Medical School of Brown University Research Training Program in Child Mental Health offers postdoctoral fellowship The Research Training Program in Child Mental Health prepares post-residency psychiatrists, postdoctoral psychologists, and behavioral scientists to conduct independent research in the area of child mental health as full-time University faculty members.

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Postdoctoral position, Department of Behavioral Neuroscience at Oregon Health & Science University (USA)

A Postdoctoral Research position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Marina Guizzetti, Department of Behavioral Neuroscience at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU).

dendriteThe main research interest of Dr. Guizzetti’s laboratory is the identification of novel mechanisms of astrocyte-neuron interactions involved in neuronal structural plasticity. In particular, we are investigating mechanisms of neurite outgrowth/dendritic arborization modulated by extracellular matrix proteins and extracellular matrix protease systems released by astrocytes and their alterations in in vitro and in vivo models of FASD. Furthermore, we are interested in characterizing the epigenetic mechanisms involved in the effects of ethanol on astrocytes leading to alteration in astrocyte secreted proteins.
We use pharmacological, biochemical, genetic, and behavioral tools both in vivo and in vitro to address these questions.

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2016 International Workshop on Statistical Genetic Methods for Human Complex Traits

THE 2016 INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON STATISTICAL GENETIC METHODS FOR HUMAN COMPLEX TRAITS (formerly the `Methodology of Twin and Family Studies Introductory Workshop):

MARCH 7th – MARCH 11th, 2016

The next workshop will be held in Boulder, Colorado, March 7th-11th, 2016. Much of the application programming will be based on OpenMx, developed by Dr. Michael Neale & colleagues for the flexible analysis of genetically informative data. Michael Neale serves as the Academic Director for the workshop and Sarah Medland as Associate Director. They are joined by an outstanding faculty from universities around the world.

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