Genomics students carrying out research in the lab

Quality control, imputation and analysis of genome-wide data

Key information

Duration: Five days, 2-6 July 2018

Location: Hammersmith Campus, London, UK

Course fee: Academic £850, non-academic £1250

Course leader: Inga Prokopenko

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*** The 2017 course is now closed for further applications as all places were taken. Please check back or register your interest with for next year's course on 2-6 July 2018 ***

The course will enable human geneticists to analyse their large-scale genetic data using standard analytical approaches and freely available software tools. The course will cover statistical background for association studies; a primer on scripting in the most frequently used computational environments, design and analysis of such studies, interpretation of the results. Each topic will be covered by a lecture, followed by a practical exercise, which will include the use of the state-of-art software tools and example datasets.

At the end of the course, participants will be able to undertake quality control, imputation and analysis of genome-wide data using standard statistical approaches and software tools. Meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies and analysis of rare variants will also be among their skills. They will be able to evaluate critically the results of association analysis and visualise them. They will know the requirements to the study design and findings for publications in peer-reviewed journals.


The attendance fee is £850/£1250 (pounds sterling, academic/non-academic rate) to include:

  • course registration fee
  • lunch
  • five nights’ accommodation (extra nights can be booked at own expense)

Payment information will be provided to applicants after their registration has been verified.

Please note a cancellation fee may be required if the attendee changes their mind (see terms and conditions).


Accommodation will be at Woodward Hall and the course venue will be at the Imperial College Hammersmith campus.

ESHG Scholarships

A limited number of ESHG scholarships are available for young scientists in training from European countries. Preference will be given to ESHG members and researchers from ESHG-specified countries which are disadvantaged economically, although scholarships are not limited these groups. Scholarships will cover the full attendance fee only- beneficiaries would still need to pay for their own travel and subsistence needs.

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