24-28 April 2017.
Course duration: 5 days (approximately 30 hours teaching).
Registration will start at 8.45am on the first day, the course will finish by 4.30pm on the final day.
Course aims and objectives
Participants will gain a grounding in a wide range of cutting-edge genetic epidemiological methods for complex traits.
By the end of the course participants should be able to:
- recognise patterns of inheritance and how these relate to the genetic architecture of a trait;
- know how to design and analyse a basic genome-wide association study;
- know how to use whole-genome methods to dissect the common genetic architecture of a trait;
- utilise genetic data for Mendelian randomization analysis to investigate causality in epidemiological associations;
- be familiar with the steps involved in analysing Next-Generation Sequence data;
- explore the functional role of genetic variation using prediction algorithms and public online resources;
- appreciate how to link genetic association signals to variation in mRNA expression and DNA methylation to further understand the aetiology of a complex trait.
Who the course is intended for
- Molecular Biologists
- Introduction to molecular and population genetics.
- Genetic Inheritance.
- Genome-wide association studies.
- Whole Genome Approaches.
- Mendelian randomization.
- Next-generation sequencing applications.
- Integration of eQTL (expression) and mQTL methylation data.
Please note: This course will be held in a computer lab, you will not need to bring a laptop.
Make a booking
PAID: Limited places available
FREE: Fully booked, waiting list in operation
School of Social and Community Medicine
39 Whatley Road
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Lunch and refreshments
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.