Advances in Genome-Wide Association Studies [GE03]

Course highlights

EC points

1.4

Months

February

Course days

Monday to Friday

Faculty

Ayse Demirkan, PhD, Prof. Cornelia van Duijn, PhD, Paul Scheet, PhD, Yurii Aulchenko, PhD, Prof. Bertram Müller-Myhsok, MD PhD, Lude Franke, PhD

Course fee

€ 870

Location

Erasmus MC, Rotterdam NL

Level

Intermediate

Prerequisites

Understanding of genetic epidemiology and statistics (regression analysis and maximum likelihood estimation); experience in working with the Linux command line interface, e.g. at the level of the "Linux for Scientists" course (GE14 or previously SC09).

Disciplines

  • Genetic Epidemiology

Application

How to apply

Detailed information about this course:

Description

This 5-day advanced course aims to give an overview of new developments in the field of genome wide association studies for those with a background in genetics, epidemiology or statistics. In the first part of the course, issues concerning the design and analysis of genome-wide association (GWA) analysis will be covered using standard software such as Plink and genABEL. This part will include quality control, hands-on GWA analysis of quantitative and binary traits, methods to detect and correct for stratification, and to model epistastasis. In the second part we will extend to an integrated approach of data analysis including eSNPs and new developments in the analysis of whole sequence data.


Finally, we will discuss the perspectives for genetic testing in clinical practice. A major part of the teaching programme consists of hands-on exercises.

Objectives

Gain insight in new developments in the field of genome wide association studies.

Participant profile

Epidemiologists, geneticists, biostatisticians, investigators/physicians involved in clinical and pharmacological research.

Assessment

Attendance, Written exam, Assignment(s)


Reduction on fees

PLEASE NOTE THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO THE RESEARCH MASTERS (120 ECTS)

50% reduction on our fees for participating institutes of NIHES

This 50% reduction is offered to participants formally appointed at the departments or sections participating in NIHES.

University Medical Center Rotterdam/Erasmus University Rotterdam:

  • Department of Epidemiology
  • Department of Public Health
  • Department of Psychiatry, Section of Medical Psychology and Psychotherapy
  • Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry/Psychology
  • Department of Medical Informatics
  • Department of General Practice
  • Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management
  • Generation R

50% reduction on our fees for NIHES affiliated partners

This 50% reduction is offered to participants formally appointed at the following NIHES affiliated partners:

University Medical Center Rotterdam/Erasmus University Rotterdam, departments of:

  • Dermatology
  • General Paediatrics
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Rehabilitation Medicine

Institute of Medical Education Research Rotterdam (iMERR)

Netherlands Cancer Institute/Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital

  • Department of Cancer Epidemiology

25% reduction on our fees for partner institutes of NIHES

For participants formally appointed at the following departments, institutes:

  • Departments of Erasmus MC (except the departments mentioned above)
  • Addiction Research Institute (IVO)
  • Integraal Kankercentrum Zuid (IKZ)
  • Pallas Health Research and Consultancy
  • Municipal Health Service Amsterdam (GGD Amsterdam)
  • Municipal Health Service Rotterdam (GGD Rotterdam)
  • Havenpolikliniek
  • Admiraal De Ruyter Ziekenhuis

25% reduction for all (international) PhD students
Please state your tutor’s name and email address on the application form (remarks field).

25% reduction on our course fees (maximum 3 EC points per academic year) for all NIHES alumni
Please state that you are a NIHES alumnus/alumna and the academic year you graduated (remarks field).