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Summer school - NGS and GWAS for complex and monogenic disorders

05.09.2011 - 09.09.2011
Sardegna Ricerche
Science and Technology Park of Sardinia
Building 2, Località Piscinamanna
09010 Pula (CA) - Italy

The Istituto di Ricerca Genetica e Biomedica (CNR-IRGB) and CRS4 are organizing a Summer School on Next Generation Sequencing and Genome Wide Association Studies from 5 to 9 September 2011.

The Sardinian population has long been of wide interest for human geneticists. Studies have examined and clarified the molecular bases of monogenic diseases including Thalassemia and Wilson disease and, more recently, genetic factors associated with common complex traits and diseases.

Sardinia's population has been reasonably large-sized during its history (since its foundation during the last Ice Age): there is considerable evidence that a relevant part of Pre-Neolithic genetic variation has been retained with a lack of large-scale gene inflow from non-native populations: therefore Sardinia represents a unique site for comprehensive large sequencing efforts to detect genetic variation that is relevant to all human population and to assess its influence on common diseases and traits.

The aim of this Summer School in Genomics is to cover state-of-the-art theory and practice of the approaches to the identification of the genetic basis of human disease emphasizing the unique advantages of the Sardinian founder population.

The program consists of a series of lectures and practical sessions which are specific to the theme of the Summer School. The course is designed to encourage the maximum possible interaction among lecturers and students.

The course is funded by the Regional Sardinian government and will be held in English.
Further information and a detailed program are available on the School official web site.

How to apply
Attendance to the course is free and is open to post-graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and clinical researchers who wish to learn more about or move into the complex genomics field.

Appropriate background knowledge in the subject of the course is essential. Applicants must be fluent in English. Class size is limited to 40 attendees. Travel and accommodation expenses are to be covered by attendees.

An application form is available here:
Summer school - How to apply

Application deadline is July 31, 2011.

Scientific Directors
Francesco Cucca
Marcella Devoto
Maria Teresa Landi

Summer School Organization
Chiara Rotondi
Roman Tirler
Summer school in NGS and GWAS for complex and monogenic disorders
Indirizzo emailinfo_sc2011@crs4.it
Science and Technology Park of Sardinia, Building 1
Località Piscinamanna – 09010 Pula (CA) - Italy
Phone +39 070 9250.1 - Fax +39 070 9250.216

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