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Columbia Epigenetics Boot Camp

The Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University is holding a two-day intensive boot camp of hands-on seminars for designing studies of the human epigenome. The workshop will take place on June 19 and 20 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 will lead the boot camp with a team of instructors from Columbia University, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Harvard University, and the Environmental Protection Agency, who have more than 31 years of combined experience in the field of environmental epigenetics.

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. John Greally founding director of the Center for Epigenomics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Professor of Genetics, Pediatrics and Medicine, whose research is focused on the molecular mechanisms of human disease, is the keynote speaker.

The Epigenetics Boot Camp is hosted by the Mailman School’s Department of Environmental Health Sciences with additional support from Illumina, Inc. and takes place on the Columbia University Medical Campus in New York City. More details available on the website.

Register here to take advantage of the early-bird registration rates available through Sunday, April 30. Subscribe to stay up-to-date on registration deadlines or email the Boot Camp team with questions.