September 28 - October 2, 2015
Max Delbrück Center (MDC) for Molecular Medicine
The Identifying Genes for Mendelian Traits using Next Generation Sequence Data Course will be held at the Max Delbrück Center (MDC) for Molecular Medicine in Berlin from Sept. 28-Oct. 2, 2015. The goal of the course is for course participants to learn both theory and application of methods to identify genes for Mendelian diseases/traits using filtering methods, homozygosity mapping and linkage analysis.
Emphasis in this course is on strategies for gene mapping and variant/gene identification for Mendelian traits. It will include theory as well as practical exercises. Exercises will be carried out using a variety of computer programs (e.g. Gemini, GeneHunter, GERP, Homozygosity Mapper, Integrative Genome Viewer, MERLIN, Polyphen, SEQLinkage, Variant Mendelian Tools,) and with pencil and paper. TOPICS include: study design; linkage analysis and homozygosity mapping using genotype array and next generation sequence data (exome and whole genome), haplotype reconstruction, evaluating pedigree informativeness and power to detect linkage, identification of causal variants using filter approaches, variant annotation, evaluation of deleterious effects of variants and their functionality. The organizers and instructors for the course are Suzanne Leal (Baylor College of Medicine) and Michael Nothnagel (University of Cologne).
For additional information, schedule and application form please visit the course website.
Application Deadline August 15, 2015
4th Sardinian Summer School Course - From GWAS to Function
Polaris Technology Park, Pula (Cagliari), June 22 - 26, 2015
Course Directors: Francesco Cucca (Italy), Marcella Devoto (Italy, USA); Giovanni Romeo (Italy)
The objective of the course is to develop specific competences and skills for academic work and research. The program consists of lectures and practical sessions which are geared toward moving from GWAS data to functional studies. The focus will be on facilitating the maximum possible interaction among lecturers and participants. The lectures are planned to give overviews on new approaches to genetic variation studies and to apply this information to different areas of research, in particular related to complex and monogenic traits. Special emphasis will be given to recent progress resulting from genome-wide association studies, which will serve as a starting point to analyze the genetic control of traits by integrating biological principles of trait formation and the impact of functional information on variations.
This summer school is addressed to graduate students, post-doctoral researchers from different backgrounds (including molecular biology, bioinformatics, genetics, mathematics) who wish to learn more about or move into the complex genomics field.
Genetic Association Course With Application to Sequence and Genotype Data
June 22-26, 2015
Max Delbrück Center (MDC) for Molecular Medicine Berlin, Germany
The goal of the course is to teach the course participants both theory and application of methods for population based association analysis, with a concentration on the analysis of exome and whole genome sequence and genotype data.
For additional information, course schedule and application please visit the course website:
Research Summer School in Statistical Omics
Split, Croatia, August 7-24, 2015
Application deadline: April 10, 2015
The aim of this highly intensive School is training of a new generation of the Statistical Omics scientists who understand both the biology and the technology behind the data and can apply modern computational methods to analysis of these data. Although the primary audience are undergraduate/master students in biology-related sciences, all candidates will be considered. See the RSSSO website for more details and to check for potential changes.
More information: http://school.statisticalomics.org
"This programme provides contemporary academic and practical training in genetics applied to disease and healthcare. The core training aspect of this programme is a 25 week full-time research project.
The programme is suitable for science graduates who have a basic understanding of human genetics and molecular biology and graduates will be well qualified for a career in clinical or laboratory based genetic medicine (including biotech and industrial R&D).
For medical students this programme can be completed during undergraduate training or after qualification and will provide invaluable experience for those wishing to pursue a career in genetics or academic medicine.
Graduates from this programme will be well placed for pursuing further research through a PhD."