Amsterdam, Netherlands

Introduction to Genome-Wide Data Analysis

when 6 July 2021 - 10 July 2021
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 950

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak this summer course is postponed to summer 2021. Participants for the 2020 course will receive a full refund of their payment to Tinbergen Institute. We will inform all applicants accordingly via email asap.

This interdisciplinary summer course 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.


ATTENTION:
Despite the Covid-19 outbreak we still expect that the BDS summer school courses can take place. In the unfortunate event that we are not able to offer courses due to tightened national regulations, you will receive a full refund of your payment to the BDS courses. If this is the case, we will inform all applicants accordingly via email asap.

Course leader

The 2020 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 course welcomes (research) master students, PhD students, post-docs, and professionals from various disciplines (e.g. behavioral genetics, economics, medicine, sociology, political sciences, and 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 or PhD program, in economics, psychology, or epidemiology), but no formal training 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 course 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 university.

Fee info

EUR 950: PhD and Master Students
EUR 1450: Others (postdocs, professionals)