European Social Science Genetics Network (ESSGN) Conference 2023

Provisional program

Wednesday 10th May

Pre-conference training: working with family data

Aula F, via Andreatta 8 – please note this is a different location to the conference

15.00-19.00Alexander Young (UCLA): ‘Disentangling nature and nurture using genomic family data’
16:30-17:00Coffee break

Thursday 11th May

9.30-11.00 Coffee break/ registration
11:00-12:15  Parallel session I

Aula 12 · Chair: Stephanie von Hinke

Alex Young (UCLA): ‘Parents’ genes affect their child’s educational achievement through the environment: Evidence from three-generation polygenic index analysis’

Andrea Allegrini (University College London): ‘Investigating direct and indirect genetic contributions of psychiatric risk to childhood psychopathology using family- level genomic data’

Sjoerd van Alten (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam): ‘A chip off the old block? Genetics and the intergenerational transmission of wealth’

Sala Feste · Chair: Hans van Kippersluis

Margherita Malanchini (Queen Mary University of London): ‘Do family environments mediate the pathway from genotype to observed variation in academic achievement?
A developmental investigation’

Perline Demange (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam): ‘No effect of parental psychopathologies on children’s educational achievement: A within-family study’

Tilbe Atav (Erasmus School of Economics): ‘Patterns in sibling correlations, heritability and intergenerational elasticity of educational attainment in the Netherlands’
12:15-13:45Lunch/poster session I

Alexandros Giannelis (University of Minnesota): ‘A century
of behavioural genetics at the University of Minnesota’ • David Ong (Jinan University): ‘Marrying for height’

Dimitri Kuznetsov (Bielefeld University): ‘The mediating role of shame in the association of coping style and day-to-day stress: Applying the biometrical mediation model’

Filip Oskar Kaleta (King’s College London): ‘Self-harm and age of initiation: Investigating social and aetiological factors
in twins’

Helena Davies (King’s College London): ‘Genes and environment in psychiatric disorders: Perceptions and beliefs of mental health professionals in the United Kingdom’

Katherine Thompson (King’s College London): ‘The overlap between social isolation and mental health problems: A longitudinal behavioural genetic analysis’

Liam Wright (University College London): ‘Changing polygenic penetrance on childhood and adolescent body mass index in Great Britain between 1946-2018: A cross-cohort analysis of two British birth cohort studies’

Michelle Arellano Spano (University of Bristol): ‘The intergenerational transmission of mental health disorders’

Qinya Feng (Uppsala University): ‘Triangulating the relationship between education and immigration attitudes’
13:45-15:00Parallel session II

Aula 12 · Chair: Nicolai Vitt

Bo Zhao (University of Oxford): ‘Individual attitudes towards identity, privacy, and health insights from personal genomics: Evidence from a full archival search on Twitter’

Margaret Waltz (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill): ‘Polygenic scores for social traits: The translation of harms and benefits from the scientific literature to the lay media’

Matthis Krischel (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf): ‘Reform Eugenics? Georg Gerhard Wendt and the establishment of the first genetic counselling center in West Germany in 1972’

Sala Feste · Chair: Aysu Okbay

Jason Fletcher (University of Wisconsin): ‘Estimating causal effects of fertility outcomes: Evidence using a dyadic genetic instrumental variable approach’

Elisabetta De Cao (University of Bologna): ‘Gene- environment effects on female fertility’

Philipp Dierker (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research): ‘Does parental separation moderate the heritability of health risk behaviour among adolescents?
15:15-16:30 Parallel session III

Aula 12 · Chair: Nicola Barban

Alex Mas-Sandoval (University of Bologna): ‘The genomic footprint of social stratification in admixing admixing American populations’

Nurfatima Jandarova (University of Minnesota): ‘Selection and the Roy model in the Neolithic transition’

Luca Pagani (University of Padova): ‘Ancestry-specific polygenic risk scores for recently mixed individuals’

Sala Feste · Chair: Dilnoza Muslimova

Evelina Akimova (University of Oxford): ‘Gene-×- Environment analysis supports protective effects of eveningness chronotype on self-reported and actigraphy- derived sleep duration among regular night shift workers in the UK Biobank’

Ruijun Hou (University of Bristol): ‘Long-term health and human capital effects of early-life economic conditions’

Blas Marin-Lopez (University of Alicante): ‘Gendered patterns in subjective ADHD diagnosis: Evidence from genetic data’
16:30-17:00Coffee Break  
17:00-18:30Keynote Prof. Nicole Soranzo: ‘A population genomics strategy for Italy’
20:00- 21:30Dinner at Buca San Petronio, Via de’ Musei, 2/4

Friday 12th May

9:30-10:45Parallel session IV

Aula 12 · Chair: Alexander Young

Aysu Okbay (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam): ‘Polygenic Index Repository v2’

Dilnoza Muslimova (Erasmus University Rotterdam): ‘Rank concordance of polygenic scores’

Steve Lehrer (Queen’s University): ‘An applied econometric assessment of polygenic indices’

Sala Feste · Chair: Eivind Ystrom

Gaia Ghirardi (European University Institute): ‘Do high-SES parents compensate for child’s low genetic predisposition for cognitive and non-cognitive skills?’

Marina Aguiar Palma (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam): ‘Life’s two lotteries: modelling the effects of genes and environments in human capital formation’

Tobias Wolfram (Bielefeld University): ‘Lower heritability of gendered occupational placement for women than for men in the UK labour market’
10:45-11:15Coffee Break   
11:15-12:30 Parallel session V

Aula 12 · Chair: Niels Rietveld

Laurel Raffington (Max Planck Institute for Human Development): ‘Measuring the long arm of childhood in real- time: Epigenetic predictors of BMI and social determinants of health across childhood and adolescence’

Eric A. W. Slob (Erasmus University Amsterdam and University of Cambridge): ‘Polygenic indices for censored outcomes: The problem for G×E analysis and a solution’

Qiongshi Lu (University of Wisconsin-Madison): ‘Reimagining gene-environment interaction analysis for human complex traits’

Sala Feste · Chair: Oskar Pettersson

Henrik Dobewall (Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare): ‘Do genes linked to educational attainment influence socioeconomic outcomes beyond school? Insights from a Nordic Welfare state’

Stefano Lombardi (VATT Institute for Economic Research): ‘Genetic endowments, earnings trajectories and graduating during a recession’

Mirko Ruks (Bielefeld University): ‘Testing for genetic heterogeneity in the economic returns of education’
12:30-14:00 Poster session II

Oskar Pettersson (Uppsala University): ‘Exploring gene- environment interactions for educational and economic outcomes using socioeconomic contexts based on population registers’

Qi Qin (University of Oslo): ‘School and geographical differences in the effect of heritable emotional and behavioural traits on educational performance’

Stefanos Mastrotheodoros (Utrecht University): ‘Negative parenting, epigenetic age, and psychological adjustment: Prospective associations from adolescence to young adulthood’

Uku Vainik (University of Tartu and McGill University): ‘Triangulating causality between childhood obesity and neurobehavior: Twin and longitudinal evidence’

Wei Huang (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute): ‘Phenotype imputation increase the power of genetic study of fluid intelligence score in UK Biobank’

Wikus Barkhuizen (University College London): ‘Genetic nurture versus genetic transmission of risk for ADHD traits in the Norwegian Mother, Father and Child Cohort Study’

Yayouk Willems (Max Planck Institute for Human Development): ‘Associations of self-control with DNA- methylation measures of aging-related health’

Ziada Ayorech (University of Oslo): ‘The structure of psychiatric co-morbidity without selection and assortative mating’

Liam Wright (University College London): ‘Polygenic and socioeconomic risk for high body mass index: 69 years of follow-up across life’
14:00 -15:15Parallel Session VI

Aula 12 · Chair: Pietro Biroli

Nicolai Vitt (University of Bristol): ‘Accuracy of birth location information in the UK Biobank: An analysis based on sibling data’

Tabea Schoeler (University of Lausanne): ‘Exploring causes and consequences of self-reporting biases in biobank-scale data’

Robel Alemu (University of California Los Angeles): ‘Examining the relative predictive performance of polygenic indexes (PGIs) across diverse ancestral populations’

Sala Feste · Chair: Rosa Cheesman

David Hugh-Jones: ‘Trading social status for genetics in
marriage markets: evidence from UK Biobank’

Joakim Ebeltoft (University of Oslo): ‘The inheritance of economic inequality’

Tobias Edwards (University of Minnesota): ‘Pleiotropy between cognitive traits and political beliefs’
15:15-15:30 Break
15:30-17:00Keynote Prof. Kathryn Paige Harden: ‘On the Gordian Knot of nature and culture’
18:30-21:00Aperitivo at Fior di Sale, via Altabella 11D