15 June 2019
This course will give students an introduction to the key biomarkers assessed in molecular epidemiology studies and frequently used study designs options. Topics include blood-based biomarkers including metabolomics, genome-wide association studies, tissue-based biomarkers such as immunohistochemistry, and the transcriptome. While examples will be drawn primarily from cancer molecular epidemiology studies, the content will be relevant to any field of chronic disease epidemiology (e.g., cardiovascular epidemiology, neuroepidemiology). Throughout the course, we will emphasize study design strategies particularly related to validity and efficiency, employ publicly available data resources during hands-on labs, and discuss biological and clinical translation. Working knowledge on fundamentals of epidemiologic study design as covered in Principles of Epidemiology is a prerequisite.
Lorelei Mucci (Harvard School of Public Health)
Physicians, clinicians and public health professionals from public and private institutions who are looking for systematic training in the principles of epidemiology and biostatistics, or epidemiology applied to health care planning and evaluation. They will acquire familiarity with epidemiological and biostatistical principles and techniques and with the computational tools needed to solve practical problems.
Students in biostatistics and epidemiology, and researchers both from public and private institutions who wish to increase their familiarity with quantitative methods or to deepen their knowledge of a specific area of interest, so they can more effectively address problems in health research. They will gain knowledge in modern, advanced methods useful for health professionals engaged in clinical practice, research and teaching.
This course will give students an introduction to the key biomarkers assessed in molecular epidemiology studies and frequently used study designs options.
It is possible to gain credits for the Summer School’s courses, but the decision is always made by the student’s own institution.
EUR 1450: For University students: Registration before March 24th, 2019 €1,250. After March 24th, 2019 €1,450.
EUR 1650: General: Registration before March 24th, 2019 €1,450. After March 24th, 2019 €1,650.