Mini-course af FIMM: A 10h mini-course in Genome-wide association studies (GWAS)

In end November/start December 2013 FIMM offers a 10h mini-course in Genome-wide association studies (GWAS). The course covers 1) The rationale and methodology behind GWAS, 2) Current state of the field, and 3) An up-to-date overview of current human genetics research at the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM).

2013.11.11 | Karen Bech

Date Tue 26 Nov Tue 10 Dec
Time 14:00    16:00
Location Kumpula Campus, University of Helsinki, Finland

Date and place:
26.11. – 3.12.2013 at Kumpula Campus, University of Helsinki

Teachers:
Prof. Samuli Ripatti, FIMM and Hjelt Institute
Dr. Matti Pirinen, FIMM
 
Lectures and computer class sessions:
Tuesday  26.11, 14-16 in CK112?
Tuesday  3.12,  14-16 in CK112, 16-18 in C128?
Tuesday  10.12, 14-16 in CK112, 16-18 in C128

 

The course covers:

1) The rationale and methodology behind GWAS
Heritability – Family studies – Population studies
Genotyping technologies – Quality control
Statistics of GWAS (significance and power vs. priors and evidence)
 
2) Current state of the field
Examples of real studies
Timely topics such as missing heritability, synthetic associations and Mendelian randomisation
 
3) An up-to-date overview of current human genetics research at the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM)
 
For example, we will touch upon the following questions:
- Why do we think that certain phenotype has a genetic component??
- How does gene mapping work with family data and how does it work with population data?
- ?What kind of data modern genotyping technologies produce and how to analyse them??
- What have we learnt during the last five years from genome-wide association studies??
- And what have we not learnt so far?
 
More info and the registration through the Mathematics and Statistics department of University of Helsinki:
wiki.helsinki.fi/display/mathstatKurssit/Genome-wide+association+studies%2C+fall+2013

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