Netherlands, Amsterdam

Introduction in Genome-Wide Data Analysis

when 22 July 2019 - 26 July 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 950

This interdisciplinary summer school will attempt to “bridge” specific knowledge gaps that participants from different backgrounds may have. Specifically, social scientists will get a short, formal introduction to genetics, while students from medicine or genetics will benefit from the formal treatment of statistical methods and the discussion of how investigating the genetics of social scientific outcomes may lead to medically relevant insights.

Course leader

The 2019 Lecturers are Professors Philipp Koellinger (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) and Ronald de Vlaming (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Philipp Koellinger

Philipp Koellinger holds the chair in genoeconomics at the Department of Complex Trait Genetics

Target group

The summer school welcomes (research) master students, PhD students, post-docs and professionals from various disciplines (e.g. behavioral genetics, economics, medicine, sociology, political sciences, psychology) who are interested in learning state-of-the art methods for genome-wide data analysis.

A formal background in statistics or econometrics is required from students (at the level of a first year course in a graduate school PhD program in economics, psychology, or epidemiology), but no formal background in genetics will be assumed. The course is taught in English and will be accessible to students from both in- and outside the Netherlands.

Course aim

This interdisciplinary summer school will attempt to “bridge” specific knowledge gaps that participants from different backgrounds may have. Specifically, social scientists will get a short, formal introduction to genetics, while students from medicine or genetics will benefit from the formal treatment of statistical methods and the discussion of how investigating the genetics of social scientific outcomes may lead to medically relevant insights.

Credits info

3 EC
Participants who joined at least 80% of all sessions will receive a certificate of participation stating that the summer school is equivalent to a work load of 3 ECTS. Note that it is the student’s own responsibility to get these credits registered at their own university.

Fee info

EUR 950: PhD and Master Students
The course fee covers tuition, course materials, daily lunches and coffee/tea during short breaks, social event including a dinner and farewell drinks.. The course fee does not include accommodation. Please ask us about discount options for a student hotel.
EUR 1450: Others (postdocs, professionals)
The course fee covers tuition, course materials, daily lunches and coffee/tea during short breaks, social event including a dinner and farewell drinks.. The course fee does not include accommodation. Please ask us about discount options for a student hotel.

Scholarships

No.