Monday, 17 August - Friday, 21 August
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The 2015 course is organized and sponsored in part by University of Helsinki Doctoral Programme in Biomedicine (DPBM).
Local organisers: Tero Hiekkalinna (email: tero.hiekkalinna (at) thl.fi) and Markus Perola (email: markus.perola (at) thl.fi)
This five full-day intensive course will cover state-of-the-art statistical methods for detection of genetic loci for complex traits. Each day will include hands-on computer exercises using statistical genetics computer programs, especially the Mendel software package, using its graphical front-end. There will be a five-day companion course on Network Analysis held at UCLA, June 29-July 3 2015.
The Statistical Genetics Short Course will cover the general theory behind the methods, as well as emphasizing the practical aspects needed to give the best chances of success. The course is designed to assist people who will be performing statistical analyses to discover the genetic basis of complex traits. The methods covered are appropriate to both human and non-human populations.
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|2014 Course at UCLA|
When: Monday, 17 August - Friday, 21 August 2015
The Course is designed to assist people who are actively studying the genetics of complex traits. No prior experience with these methods is necessary. The Course will cover both theoretical and practical gene mapping issues and will stress the interpretation of results. The methods covered are appropriate to both human and non-human populations. Participants will be required to bring a laptop computer to run the analysis exercises.
Course instructors will include senior faculty from the Statistical Genetics Groups at UCLA, University of North Carolina, and Biomedicum Helsinki.
Biomedicum Helsinki, Finland
The course is free of charge for the doctoral students for DPBM (Doctoral Program in Biomedicine), ILS (Integrative Life Science Doctoral Program) and DocPOP (Doctoral Program in Population Health) programs.
For other participants, the course fee is €250.
Registration closes on 31 May, 2015.
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