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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Genetic Association Course July 4-8, 2011

Max Delbruck Center (MDC) for Molecular Medicine
Berlin, Germany


The Second Annual Berlin Genetic Association Course will be held at the MDC<http://www.mdc-berlin.de/> in Berlin from July 4-8, 2011. 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 whole genome scan data.

Emphasis in this course is on strategies for genetic mapping of complex human traits. It will include theory as well as practical exercises. The exercises will be carried out using a variety of computer programs (PLINK, GenABEL, MACH, UNPHASED, EIGENSTRAT and R, etc.) and with pencil and paper. The emphasis of this course is analysis of population based whole genome data.  TOPICS include: Association analysis of qualitative and quantitative traits; single marker and haplotype analysis; analysis of whole genome association study data; data quality control; haplotype reconstruction; tagSNP selection; controlling population admixture (genomic  control, principal components analysis, etc); imputing genotype data; detecting gene x gene and gene x environmental interactions; power and sample size estimation; permutation (estimating empirical p-values); and false discovery rate (FDR). The organizers and instructors for the course are Suzanne Leal <http://www.bcm.edu/genetics/facultyaz/leal.html> (Baylor College of Medicine) and Michael Nothnagel<http://capella.uni-kiel.de/enter.htm> (Kiel University & Max Delbruck Center).

Course Application Deadline is May 1, 2011

For additional course information, course schedule and application form please visit the course website:

http://linkage.rockefeller.edu/suzanne/Berlin_Genetic_Association_Course_2011.html

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