The 18th Annual Meeting of the Complex Trait Community in collaboration with the Rat Genomics Community was hosted by Hager Reinmar at the University of Manchester, UK and run virtually on September 1-3, 2021.Read more
The 17th Annual Meeting of the Complex Trait Community, in collaboration with the Rat Genomics Community, was held in La Jolla, California on the University of California San Diego campus from Saturday, June 8 to Tuesday, June 11, 2019.Read more
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...Read more
The meeting was held at the FedEx Institute of Technology on the main campus of the University of Memphis from June 13 to 17, 2017.Read more
While the annual CTC meetings have historically been dominated by mouse geneticists, all researchers interested in complex trait analysis and systems genetics are encouraged to participate. The CTC2015 meeting focuses on 1) Strategies for the analysis of complex traits. 2) Resource populations for analyzing complex traits in different species. 3) Regulation of complex traits and confirmation of their effects. 4) Computational tools for genomic analyses.Read more
Quantitative genetics aims to link phenotypic variation to its underlying genetic basis in order to better understand and predict genetic composition and long term change within natural, agricultural, and human populations. Traditionally built upon statistical abstractions of genetic effects, the field is now rapidly advancing by making use of recent developments in genetic technology to reveal explicit links between genes and complex phenotypes, and therefore serves as a focal point bringing together many emerging areas of genetics, genomics, physiology, statistics and computational biology. This synthesis is already having a large impact on the areas of evolutionary biology, plant and animal breeding, and the analysis of human disease.
The strength of the Gordon Conference on "Quantitative Genetics and Genomics" has historically been the bringing together of leaders in each of these fields to explore areas of shared interest and cutting edge developments with the potential to affect all researchers within the broad field of quantitative genetics. Building upon the tremendous success of our conferences in recent years, we will again focus on many cutting-edge developments in the field, including whole genomic approaches to understanding genetic variation, genome architecture and regulation, systems biology, non-traditional forms of inheritance, and statistical genetics.
The CTC (Complex Trait Consortium) is open to all those interested in or working on the identification of gene networks and allelic variants that modulate complex phenotypes in diverse environments (geneticists, molecular biologists, bioinformaticists, statisticians, modelers, computer scientists, etc.). Along with the major large-scale genomic sequencing projects, QTL mapping, quantitative and systems genetics have undergone a major revolution in the last decade. Progress in the next decade promises to be even more rapid and the prospects for exploring and investigating the complex interactions between gene variants, disease, and the environment will be significantly improved. Essentially all human diseases are complex since their range of prevalence, severity and outcome is determined by the interaction of many genes and environmental factors. Representative areas of interest at the annual meeting include statistical and computational tools, complex trait resources, use of humans and model organisms for complex or polygenic trait analysis, systems genetics, genetical genomics, population genetic variation associated with phenotypic variation, and QTLs.Read more
After 3 successful meetings in Memphis, Oxford, and Bar Harbor, the 4th CTC Meeting was held from June 26 through June 29, 2005 in the city of Groningen, the Netherlands. Groningen is a lively university city in the northern part of the Netherlands, 2 hrs. away by direct train from Amsterdam Airport. The CTC meeting was held in the Groningen University Medical Center, which is located in downtown Groningen.Read more