Due to popular demand, the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University is holding a second boot camp this summer focused on designing studies of the human epigenome. This two-day intensive workshop will take place August 21 – 22. and provide an overview of concepts, techniques, and data analysis methods utilized in human epigenetics studies. Dr. Andrea Baccarelli, director of the Laboratory of Precision Environmental Biosciences and Mailman School chair of enviromental health sciences, will lead the boot camp with a team of instructors from Columbia University, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Harvard University, who have more than 31 years of combined experience in the field of environmental epigenetics.
[Photo: Dr. Andrea Baccarelli]
The two-day boot camp will integrate seminar lectures with hands-on computer sessions and cover the key concepts of epigenetics and the effects of risk factors on the epigenome for designing and executing DNA methylation studies. Attendees will have the opportunity to work with real methylation data generated by the Illumina Infinium MethylationEPIC (850k) BeadChip platform, as well as learn and practice data handling, cleaning, and basic analysis of epigenome-wide DNA methylation data.
Dr. Chris Mason, the director of the Integrative Functional Genomics Lab at Weill Cornell Medical College is the keynote speaker. Dr. Mason is a world-leading scientist in developing and deploying new biochemical and computational methods in epigenomics, transcriptomics, and genetics.
The Epigenetics Boot Camp is hosted by the Mailman School’s department of environmental health sciences and takes place on the Columbia University Medical Campus in New York City. Read more