5-7 June 2017.
Course duration: 3 days (approximately 18-20 hours of lectures, practical exercises and group discussions).
Registration will being at 9.00am on the first day, the course will finish by 4.00pm on the final day.
Professor Caroline Relton (course organiser), Dr Hannah Elliott, Dr Gemma Sharp, Dr Rebecca Richmond, Dr Andrew Simpkin, Dr Matthew Suderman, Paul Yousefi.
The aim of the course is to provide an overview of epidemiological principles that are relevant to epigenetic studies (and more broadly to molecular phenotypes). Participants will gain tuition in the design, execution and interpretation of population-based epigenetic studies.
By the end of the short course participants should be able to
This course is intended for individuals engaged in population-based studies who wish to incorporate epigenetic measures into their research. Attendees may have a background in epidemiology, molecular genetics, statistics, public health or a clinical specialty. A basic knowledge of epidemiology is required and some understanding of molecular genetics terminology would be advantageous. Some practical knowledge of R would be helpful (practical options for both those with and without experience of R will be provided). The course includes information on laboratory based methods but this will be aimed at the non-specialist (i.e. those without first hand lab experience).
Please note that this course attracts a highly multi-disciplinary audience. We do our utmost to accommodate this and ask that if in any doubt, prospective participants enquire prior to booking to check that the course is targeted at the right level for their needs.
Topics to be covered include:
Please note: Practical sessions of this course will be held in a computer lab, so you will not need to bring a laptop.
Fully booked, waiting list in operation.
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School of Social and Community Medicine
39 Whatley Road
Coffee, tea, fruit and biscuits will be available to all students. A light lunch is provided for all paying participants. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.
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