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BCGES short courses September 2012

12 July 2012

Bloomsbury Centre for Genetic Epidemiology and Statistics will be running two short courses in September 2012.

Course 1:  Introduction to Genetic Epidemiology in the GWAS era (4 – 7 September 2012)

Genetic epidemiology holds great potential for personalised medicine and improved biological knowledge of disease processes.  This course provides an introduction to the design, analysis and interpretation of genetic studies of disease, with a focus on state of the art analysis of genomewide association scans. Throughout the course participants will gain practical experience of analysing genetic data in population and family studies.  By the end of the course participants will have an understanding of the fundamental concepts of genetic epidemiology, will have a working knowledge of the terminology and current status of the field, and will be able to perform many basic analyses of genetic data. 

For more detailed information and to apply please go here.

Course 2:  High throughput sequencing in disease studies (10 – 13 September 2012)

Rapidly developing technologies now allow genomes to be sequenced more quickly and cheaply than ever before.  This course will cover state of the art methods and applications of next generation sequencing.  The course runs over 4 days and participants will be introduced to tools for analysing high throughput sequence data, including methods for measuring copy number variants and allele-specific expression, and conducting disease association analysis with sequence data. There will be considerable opportunities to gain practical experience with new data types such as whole genome sequence, RNA- and ChIP-seq data.  By the end of the course participants will have a broad knowledge of the state of the art and will be well equipped to analyse their own data. 

For more detailed information and to apply please go here.

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