Leena Peltonen School of Human Genomic

A session at Leena Peltonen School of Human Genomic

This is a uniquely fascinating time in human genetics and genomics, as the field moves beyond the cataloguing of associated variation towards fundamental biological inference and translational implementation. The programme will cover a range of topics including our current understanding of the genomics of rare and complex human diseases. There will be sessions addressing gene regulation and functional analysis. The latest advances in sequencing technology and the future of whole genome and clinical sequencing will also be discussed.

The schedule is highly interactive with presentations by the tutors and students on cutting-edge topics in human genomics. The summer school is more akin to a ‘science summer camp’ for graduate students with discussions and debates on the future of human genomics. A unique feature is the one-to-one mentoring on all aspects of genomics, including advice on publishing and pursuing an academic research career.

Tutors at the school are among the scientific leaders who are advancing the field of human genomics, and former students are now at the forefront of much of this research.

The summer school is suitable for scientists and clinicians undertaking graduate studies focused on human genetics and genomics. Applications from those who have completed a PhD in another area and have moved into genomics for their postdoctoral studies will also be considered. To optimize discussions and interactions, numbers are limited to 20 students.

Topics will include:
Structural variation
Complex traits
Gene regulation
Functional analysis
Complex metabolic traits
Nonhuman genomics
Rare diseases
Sequencing at large scale
Cancer genomics
Publishing and article review session
Next generation sequencing

Please note: the final programme is built around the research interests of the students accepted onto the summer school.

Application Deadline: 17 May 2016

On Sunday August 21, 2016 at 5:00 pm (ends Thursday August 25, 2016 at 1:00 pm)

Residential course fee with single accommodation: GBP 774
Residential course fee with twin accommodation: GBP 650

Speakers: Carl Anderson (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK), Alexis Battle (Johns Hopkins University, USA), Don Conrad (Washington University School of Medicine, USA), Paul de Bakker (University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands), Tonu Esko (University of Tartu Estonia & Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, USA), Richard Gibbs (Baylor College of Medicine, USA), Nicholas Katsanis (Duke University, USA), Cecilia Lindgren (Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, USA), Ruth Loos (Mount Sinai Hospital, USA), Daniel MacArthur (Massachusetts General Hospital, USA), Karen Mohlke (University of North Carolina, USA), Debbie Nickerson (University of Washington, USA), Len Pennacchio (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA), Nicole Soranzo (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK), Cisca Wijmenga (University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands), Jeff Barrett (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK), Nancy Cox (Vanderbilt University, USA), Manolis Dermitzakis (University of Geneva, Switzerland), Mark McCarthy (University of Oxford, UK)

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Date Sun 21st August 2016

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