This intensive and interdisciplinary conference incorporates sleep and circadian biology and focuses on genetics, genomics, and computational biology approaches within the fields of aging and Alzheimer’s disease.
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Oct 17 - 20
The fields of sleep/circadian biology and AD are turning in a new direction, using strategies that include genetic and biomarker studies in humans and model organisms such as the mouse. Research is converging on recent advances in genomic technologies (e.g., single-cell RNA-seq and epigenomics) that allow more precise description of molecular and cellular changes that occur as a function of age, sleep/circadian rhythm and AD progression. Stay up-to-date on current practices by attending this annual intensive and interdisciplinary conference which incorporates sleep and circadian biology and focuses on genetics, genomics, and computational biology approaches!
This course is perfect for: graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior and senior investigators from the fields of aging and Alzheimer's disease, neurodegeneration, genetics of sleep/circadian biology and computational biology.
The in-person course in Bar Harbor will feature: morning seminars to introduce trainees to the fundamentals of sleep/circadian biology and advanced computational approaches in genetics and genomics; hands-on afternoon workshops focusing on 'omics' analyses, career development, grantsmanship and ethics; breaks and evening discussions for networking with faculty and participants; an opportunity for participants to present short talks or participate in a poster session.
Check-in for on-campus lodging at the Highseas Conference Center will be Sunday, October 16, and the check-out date will be Friday, October 21, 2022.
The virtual version of this course will feature: live-streamed lectures to introduce trainees to the fundamentals of sleep/circadian biology and advanced computational approaches in genetics and genomics; access to recordings of sessions, which will be made available on a centralized canvas course within 72 hours of airing; the opportunity for virtual participants to participate in Q&A with speakers.
Lodging accommodations at JAX’s Highseas Conference Center is available for an additional fee. Highseas, located approximately 1 mile from The Jackson Laboratory, is a spacious estate built in 1912, overlooking the entrance to Frenchman Bay and adjacent to beautiful Acadia National Park. Attendees are responsible for their own transportation from the Conference Center to the course venue for the duration of the course. Highseas is handicap accessible (please indicate accessibility needs in registration). This lodging option cannot accommodate families. Rooms may be shared with other participants.
Highseas Check-In Date: Sunday, October 16
Highseas Check-Out Date: Friday, October 21, 2022.
Participants interested in securing off-campus lodging may refer to the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce website for a guide on hotels, motels, bed & breakfasts, and short-term rentals in the Bar Harbor area.
Bar Harbor is serviced by two airports:
Hancock County/Bar Harbor Airport (BHB) – 20 minutes away
Bangor International Airport (BGR) – 1hr 15 minutes away
Public transportation is not available from local airports. Please visit the Bar Harbor and Bangor airport services webpages for information on shuttles to and from Mount Desert Island. Rideshare options like Uber or Lyft are not commonly available.
Bar Harbor is approximately 5 hours by car from the greater Boston area. Rental cars are available from Hertz at either nearby airport. Additionally, there is a free Island Explorer bus system which can be used around the island and the national park.
Professor of Neurology
John Miclot Professor of Medicine
Professor and Chair
Professor and Chair