The 13th Annual Integrating Genetics and the Social Sciences Conference (IGSS) will be held on September 30th & October 1st, 2022 at the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado. This conference includes 1) presentations of original research in the area of social science and genetics; 2) a hands on workshop designed to provide instruction in advanced statistical genetics and other related techniques; and 3) a keynote address by leaders in the field who provide new insights into this ongoing scientific effort. This year, Jennifer Fouquier, who is an expert in computational bioscience at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical campus will provide the workshop that focuses on the use of QIIME 2 Software for the analysis of microbiome data that is linked to a number of large social science studies. Jennifer Beam Dowd is providing the keynote address entitled “We contain multitudes: microbes, genes, and the future of biosocial science.” The goal of this talk is to make a case that social scientists should care about the gut microbiome when describing population health and that biologists should consider the fundamental role of the social environment when examining proximate determinants at the microbial level.
If you are interested in presenting or attending please use the following link to register by the July 15th 2022 deadline: https://cuboulder.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4GVBhdxhKQtL3ds