May 11, 2020
Date and times
May 11, 2020
10:00 - 17:00
Imperial students: £10
External applicants: £25
Applications are now open and will close 5:00pm May 6, 2020
Mendelian Randomisation is a method that is applied to observational data using genetic information and could provide evidence for causality. The approach has become popular in recent years due to improvements in methods and wealth of genetic associations that became available in the past decade through genome-wide association studies (GWAS). It is a great opportunity to learn this method and apply it to your own research. We are aiming to set this course as an introduction to the topic to make it suitable for students who are completely unfamiliar with the approach, however, we try to address advanced cutting-edge methods that are used in Mendelian Randomisation studies nowadays. The course will include lectures as well as hands-on practical exercises to enable participants to conduct their own analysis after completing the course.
Participants will have a thorough understanding of the general concept of Mendelian Randomisation and statistical approaches building on that framework. They will be able to run their own analysis, interpret the results, and critically read the literature.
Requirements for applicants
The applicants should be familiar with basic statistical analysis including applying regression models and basic concepts in genetic epidemiology. The analysis will be done using R. All applicants should be familiar with the software. We ask the applicants to bring their own laptop with the latest version of R or R-Studio installed.
If you want to register for the course and pay via invoice please contact Ahlam Khamliche.