Gordon Conference on Quantitative Genetics and Genomics, February 18-23, 2001. Ventura, California.

The 2001 Gordon Conference was a great success, with close to 150 attendees (the Gordon limit). We look forward to seeing all again in the 2003 meeting. Given the large turnout, we suggest early regristation will be in order to avoid being shut-out. Details will be posted here in the summer of 2002.

Bruce Walsh (University of Arizona) Chair, 2003 (Vice-Chair 2001), Rebecca Doerge (Purdue University) Vice-Chair 2003 (Chair 2005)


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Local Details

General information about Ventura -- Local weather --- Surf forecast (for those wanting to ride the big waves)

Travel to Ventura ---- Most people fly into LAX (Los Angles International) and either rent a car or take a shuttle bus north. GRC, through the Ventura County Airporter, provides a Charter bus service from Los Angeles International Airport to the California conference sites. In order to make use of this service, you must reserve a seat on the bus ahead of time. Shuttle reservations and details

Map of Ventura

General Gordon Travel information


Program

Sunday, 18 February 2001

Time Speaker Title
2:00-9:00 PM Registration
6:00 PM Dinner
Evening Session Jack Dekkers (Iowa State University), Discussion Leader Quantitative Trait Loci
7:30-7:45 PM Steven Knapp (Oregon State University) Welcome, Opening Remarks, and Announcements
7:45-8:30 PM Trudy Mackay (North Carolina State University) Genetic Analysis of Quantitative Traits: The Road from Complex Statistics to Complex Genetics
8:30-8:45 PM Discussion
8:45-9:30 PM Tony Long (University of California, Irvine) Association Mapping of Complex Trait Genes in Theory and Practice
9:30-9:45 PM Discussion

Monday, 19 February 2001

Time Speaker Title
7:30-8:30 AM Breakfast
Morning Session Rebecca Doerge (Purdue University), Discussion LeaderBioinformatics
9:00-9:45 AM Robert Kueffner (National Center for Genome Resources) Interpretation of Biochemical Networks via Pathway Scores on Expression Data
9:45-10:00 AM Discussion
10:00-10:30 AM Conference Group Photograph
10:30-11:15 AM Rita Cantor (University of California Los Angeles) Mapping Human Complex Disease Genes Using Model Organism QTL
11:15-11:30 AM Discussion
11:30-12:15 PM Damian Gessler (National Center for Genome Resources) The Employment of Loose Coupling to Achieve Robust Integration Across Biological Research Areas
12:15-12:30 PM Discussion
12:30 PM Lunch
4:00-6:00 PM Poster Session
6:00 PM Dinner
Evening Session John Endler (University of California, Santa Barbara), Discussion Leader Analysis of Developmental and Behavioral Traits
7:30-8:15 PM Ralph Greenspan (The Neurosciences Institute, San Diego, California) Molecular Genomics and Genetics of Behavior in Drosophila
8:15-8:30 PM Discussion
8:30-9:15 PM Krista Nichols (Washington State University) Quantiative Trait Locus Analysis of Development Rate in Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) Across Maternal Environments
9:15-9:30 PM Discussion

Tuesday, 20 February 2001

Time Speaker Title
7:30-8:30 AM Breakfast
Morning Session William Muir (Purdue University), Discussion Leader The Analysis of Complex Traits in Animals
9:00-9:45 AM Max Rothschild (Iowa State University) The Candidate Gene Hypothesis Revisited
9:45-10:00 AM Discussion
10:00-10:30 AM Coffee Break
10:30-11:15 AM Juan Medrano (University of California, Davis) Genetics of Growth: Lessons Learned from Studies of a Major Gene for Growth in Mice
11:15-11:30 Discussion
11:30-12:15 PM Thomas H. Ehrich (Washington University) Quantitative Genetics of Obesity in a Small by Large Mouse Model
12:15-12:30 PM Discussion
12:30 PM Lunch
4:00-6:00 PM Poster Session
6:00 PM Dinner
Evening Session Todd Piper (Pioneer Hi-Bred), Discussion Leader The Analysis of Complex Traits in Plants
7:30-8:15 PM John Doebley (University of Wisconsin) From QTL to Gene: Using Maize and its Relatives to Investigate the Molecular Basis of Complex Traits
8:15-8:30 PM Discussion
8:30-9:15 PM Ron Sederoff (North Carolina State University) Genomics of Forest Trees: Pine and Eucalytus
9:15-9:30 PM Discussion

Wednesday, 21 February 2001

Time Speaker Title
7:30-8:30 AM Breakfast
Morning Session Patrick Phillips (University of Oregon), Discussion Leader Selection in Natural and Experimental Populations
9:00-9:45 AM David Rand (Brown University) Molecular and Mophological Markers of Thermal Selection in Experimental Populations of Drosophila
9:45-10:00 AM Discussion
10:00-10:30 AM Coffee Break
10:30-11:15 AM Andrew McAdam (University of Alberta) Maternal Effects and the Potential for Evolution in a Natural Population of Animals
11:15-11:30 Discussion
11:30-12:15 PM Theodore Morgan (Washington State University) Molecular and Quantitative Genetic Divergence Between Isolated Hierarchal Populations of House Mouse (Mus domestica) with Known Evolutionary Histories
12:15-12:30 PM Discussion
12:30 PM Lunch
4:00-6:00 PM Poster Session
6:00 PM Dinner
Evening SessionBruce Walsh (University of Arizona), Discussion Leader Adaptation and Evolution
7:30-8:15 PM H. Allen Orr (University of Rochester) The Genetics of Adaptive Evolution: Insights from Fischer's Model
8:15-8:30 PM Discussion
8:30-9:30 PM Steven J. Knapp Business Meeting

Thursday, 22 February 2001

Time Speaker Title
7:30-8:30 AM Breakfast
Morning Session Hans Cheng (USDA-ARS), Discussion Leader The Analysis of Complex Genetic and Biochemical Phenomena
9:00-9:45 AM Vicki Chandler (University of Arizona) Epigenetics: Implications for Evolution
9:45-10:00 AM Discussion
10:00-10:30 AM Coffee Break
10:30-11:15 AM Andreas Wagner (University of New Mexico and the Santa Fe Institute) The Yeast Protein Interaction Network and Its Evolution
11:15-11:30 Discussion
11:30-12:15 PM Michael Savageau (University of Michigan) Qualitative Design Principles from Quantitative Analysis of Elementary Gene Circuits
12:15-12:30 PM Discussion
12:30 PM Lunch
6:00 PM Dinner
Evening Session Mikko Sillanpaa (University of Helsinki), Discussion Leader Statistical Methods in Human Genetics
7:30-8:15 PM Stephanie Monks (University of Washington) Fine Mapping of Quantitative Trait Loci Using Gametic Disequilibrium Within General Pedigrees
8:15-8:30 PM Discussion
6 8:30-9:15 PM Ellen M. Wijsman (University of Washington) Complex Traits and Complex Models in Human Gene Discovery
9:15-9:30 PM Discussion