From March 14-16, 2022, the GINGER Team hosted a Neuropsychiatric Genetics Symposium and Genome Wide Association Study (GWAS) training for the NeuroMex team in Mexico City. This training was supported by a grant from the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS).
The one-day symposium took place on Monday, March 14th and was attended by 40 members of the NeuroMex team both in-person and virtually. GINGER Principal Investigator Dr. Lori Chibnik spoke to participants about the publication process, and GINGER Teaching Fellows Dr. Carla Marquez-Luna (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai) and Jorge Buendía-Buendía (Cellarity) discussed population and medical genetics and genomic technologies. Guest speakers included Dr. Janitza Montalvo-Ortiz (Yale), who spoke about epigenetics and trauma across the lifespan, and Dr. Paola Giusti-Rodriguez (University of Florida), who spoke about approaches to interpret genetic findings of psychiatric disorders. NeuroMex Principal Investigator, Dr. Beatriz Camarena, opened and closed the training.
Following, from March 15-16th, 8 members of the NeuroMex team attended a hands-on, GWAS-focused training, which was led by Dr. Carla Marquez-Luna and Jorge Buendía-Buendía.