Introduction in Genome-Wide Data Analysis, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

2018 Applications open for Tinbergen Institute Summer School
Introduction in Genome-Wide Data Analysis | July 23-27, 2018
Application Deadline: June 19, 2018 


Tinbergen Institute, VU Amsterdam, and Erasmus University Rotterdam offer a unique one-week summer school in genome-wide data analysis in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Short subject description
The goal of the summer school is to introduce researchers from various fields to key concepts, state-of-the-art methods, and computer tools in statistical genetics that can be applied in the social and medical sciences.

The course will cover topics such as the estimation and interpretation of heritability using molecular genetic data, genetic association studies, polygenic prediction, and identification strategies to isolate causal effects using genetic insights. It will emphasize methodological issues such as appropriate study design, data integrity, multiple testing, detecting and controlling for potential confounds, as well as factors influencing the accuracy of polygenic scores.

Target group
The summer school will be highly quantitative and interactive. It is aimed at students with a strong background in statistics or econometrics from fields such as economics, psychology, medicine, or behavioral genetics. The summer school welcomes (research) master students, PhD students, post-docs, and professionals from various disciplines (e.g. behavioral genetics, computer science, economics, medicine, sociology, political sciences, psychology) who are interested in learning state-of-the art methods for genome-wide data analysis. Admission requirements are listed here.

Lectures will be given by Prof. Philipp Koellinger (VU Amsterdam), and tutorial by TI fellow Niels Rietveld (Erasmus Unviersity Rotterdam) at Tinbergen Institute in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 23-27, 2018. The course program consists of 5 lectures in the mornings (2-3 hours each) and 5 computer tutorials in the afternoons (2 hours each).

Course information:

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