Program CTC-RG2017

About the Complex Trait Community and the Rat Genomics Community

The CTC is an international organization that brings together multidisciplinary scientists - geneticists, bioinformaticians, molecular biologists, statisticians, and computer scientist - interested in research on complex polygenic traits and diseases. This year the CTC and the Rat Genomics & Models communities are merging annual meetings for the first time. Both communities share many interests, research opportunities, and research funding challenges. Our joint meeting will focus on cutting-edge molecular, genetic, and statistical methods. We are particularly keen to encourage more collaborate across model organism communities and to provide a strong experimental foundation for genome-to-phenome analysis, biological mechanisms, and prediction, prevention, and treatment. Our goal is to make precision medicine a reality rather than a fiction.

Registration is open. Register here.

Sessions

June 13 (Tuesday): Day 1: Registration and Reception

  • 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Registration in the FedEx Institute of Technology rotunda (entry hall)
  • 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Reception and light dinner in the FedEx Institute of Technology rotunda (entry hall)

Workshop on R/qtl and R/qtl2

All-day workshop by Karl Broman, Saunak Sen, Danny Arends, Dan Gatti and colleagues
This workshop will be limited to 40 participants.
Please sign up for the R/qtl Workshop ($50 additional cost) on the Registration Page
  • 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM: Light breakfast 2nd Floor FedEx Institute
  • 9:00 AM to 12 noon: Morning session
  • 12:00 noon to 1:00 PM: Light lunch 2nd Floor FedEx Institute
  • 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM: Afternoon session

June 14 (Wednesday): Day 2.

  • 7:15 AM to 8:15 AM: Morning Workshop in Methodist Presentation Theatre
  • 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM: Light breakfast in Rotunda of FedEx Institute
  • 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM: Session 1 in The ZONE
  • Break
  • 10:30 AM to 12 noon: Session 2 in The ZONE
  • Lunch (buffet-style provided at meeting)
  • 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM: Session 3 in The ZONE
  • Break
  • Poster Blitz Presentations: 3:00 PM to 4 PM (20 x 3 min)
  • Poster 1: 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
  • Dinner (on your own)
  • Special Evening Workshops and Meetings: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

June 15 (Thursday): Day 3.

  • 7:15 AM to 8:15 AM: Morning Workshop in Methodist Presentation Theatre
  • 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM: Light breakfast in Rotunda of FedEx Institute
  • 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM: Session 4 in The ZONE
  • Break
  • 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM: Session 5 in The ZONE
  • Lunch (buffet-style provided at meeting)
  • 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM: Session 6 in The ZONE
  • Break
  • Poster Blitz Presentations: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM (20 x 3 min)
  • Poster 2: 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
  • 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM Buses leave FedEx Institute to River Cruise downtown
  • 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM: Mississippi River Cruise and dinner (NOTE: $50 per additional guest)

June 16 (Friday): Day 4.

  • 7:15 AM to 8:15 AM: Morning Workshop in Methodist Presentation Theatre
  • 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM: Light breakfast in Rotunda of FedEx Institute
  • 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM: Session 7 in The ZONE
  • Break
  • 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM: Session 8 in The ZONE
  • Lunch (buffet-style provided at meeting)
  • Organizing Session for 2018–2019: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM in The ZONE
  • 2:15 PM to 2:40 PM: Awards Session (Best posters, best student presentations) in The ZONE
  • Break
  • 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM: Sessions 9 and 10 in The ZONE
  • 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM Fun on your own in Memphis, Blues on Beale Street, etc.

June 17 (Saturday): Day 5. Workshop on Systems Genetics

  • 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM: Light breakfast 2nd Floor Fishbowl FedEx Institute
  • 9:00 AM to 12 noon: Morning session
  • 12:00 noon to 1:00 PM: Light lunch 2nd Floor FedEx Institute
  • 1:00 PM to 5 PM: Afternoon session