Epigenetics Boot Camp

Planning and Analyzing DNA Methylation Studies
8:00 am
5:30 pm
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John Greally, DMed, PhD; Andrea Baccarelli, MD, MPH, PhD; Kasey Brennan; Andres Cardenas, PhD; Elena Colicino, PhD; Allan Just, PhD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Columbia University, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Harvard University
Department of Environmental Health Sciences
Open to the Public
The Epigenetics Boot Camp will be led by Dr. Andrea Baccarelli and colleagues, a team with over 31 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. Led by a team of scientists with more than 31 years of combined expertise in the field of environmental epigenetics, 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.

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.

There is a limited capacity for the Boot Camp, with a paid registration required through Eventbrite:https://epigenetics-boot-camp.eventbrite.com

More information about registration deadlines, fees, and Boot Camp logistics can be found on our website at https://www.mailman.columbia.edu/bootcamp


The Epigenetics Boot Camp Team