Genomics students carrying out research in the lab

Quality control, imputation and analysis of genome-wide data

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Duration: Five days, 2-6 July 2018

Location: Hammersmith Campus, London, UK

Course fee: See 'course fees' section - several variations available

Course leader: Inga Prokopenko

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Applications are now open for our 2018 course - the application deadline is 4 May 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.

Application deadline: 4 May 2018

Within ten days from the application deadline, all applicants will be informed about the outcome of the assessment with an official letter of admission or rejection. Every effort will be made to ensure the participation of students from different institutions and countries.

Travel and accommodation expenses are to be covered by the attendees.

The maximum number of participants is 48.

Course fees

Depending on whether you are an academic or non-academic, and whether or not you wish to be provided with accommodation, the rate you pay will be as per the table below.

Early-bird rates (with discount) are available to those who book and make full payment before [please provide cutoff date for early-bird].

Early-bird (with accommodation) £750 £1,150
Early-bird (without accommodation) £650 £1,050
Standard rate (with accommodation) £850 £1,250
Standard rate (without accommodation) £750 £1,150
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Accommodation will be at Beit Hall, South Kensington, and the course venue will be at the Imperial College Hammersmith campus.

Beit Hall, located within the Beit Quadrangle, is one of Imperial’s most historic buildings. The hall is named after benefactor and member of the College Governing Body, Otto Beit, who funded its construction in the early-1900s.

Also situated within the Quadrangle is the Imperial College Union, and due to this fact, Beit Hall is a lively place to stay.

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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