Basic Human Genetics course: Genetics for Dummies

Course date: 06 November 2019 - 07 November 2019
Location: Erasmus MC, OWR

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Course 
Basic Human Genetics course: Genetics for Dummies
 
Fuelled by successful applications of Genome Wide Association Studies (GWAS) and High Throughput (HT) Sequencing in various disease areas, this course is meant to give some introductory background for people wanting to start or become involved in such studies, or just want to know what it is all about. Mostly, these will be people who are specialized in the diseases and/or traits of interest, but do not have the necessary genetic background knowledge.

This 2-day course will explain to you the basic concepts in human genetics. The course will cover real basic genetics with some history, how to perform linkage analysis in families with hereditary diseases, but also a large introduction to "Complex Genetics”. This is the scientific discipline that studies the role of genetic variation in common complex diseases (such as osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, etc.) and traits (such as blood pressure, BMD, glucose level, height, cholesterol level, etc.).

This short course is also very useful connected with the more advanced MolMed "SNP course” which covers a much wider and deeper range of topics in this rapidly evolving field.

Audience and participation
The target audience includes -but is not limited to- Master of Science students, technicians, PhD students, post-docs, assistant/associate/full professors with an interest in genetic studies. These may come from various disciplines and from a clinical, basic/biological, epidemiological or public health background.

Students who have followed the NIHES Summer Course (master Health Science and related courses) ESP57 ("Genomics in Molecular Medicine”) do not have to follow this course because the contents are similar. The course is compulsory for Research master students I&I.

Teacher
Dr. J. Verkerk
Dr. R. Kraaij
 
Date, Time & Location
06 November 2019 OWR-4
07 November 2019 OWR-72

ECTS
Full participation is  0,5 ECTS.
 
Maps
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Course fees 
For non-commercial participants the course fee  € 400/ 2 days
Discounts: 
PhD students get a 50% discount and pay €200/ 2 days. 
Participants from the postgraduate school MolMed get a 100% discount and pay €0.
Master students, get a 50% discount and pay €200/ 2 days. 
Master students who have to pay the fee from their personal budget get a 75% discount and pay €100/ 2 days. 
If these financial requirements should pose a problem, please contact Frank van Vliet, managing director of the Erasmus Postgraduate School Mol Med, at: f.vanvliet@erasmusmc.nl

General information
Financial regulation of the Postgraduate School MolMed, from January 1st 2019, the following financial rules apply, but they may differ per course still. Look at the course fee of each course to be sure which discounts are really applied:
• Non-commercial course, symposium or workshop fee: €200/day, €750/week
• Participants of the postgraduate school MolMed: discount of 100%
• However, the Personal Leadership course and the workshops Photoshop/Illustrator/Indesign have to be paid from the ‘personal budget’ of employees, MolMed members and PhD students included. So they will receive an invoice from us which you have to pay and which will be reimbursed by your Department. When you will pay from your personal budget you need to provide us your home address details for the invoice. 
If there is no personal budget left, the MM-members get a discount of 100%.
• PhD students and Master’s students, regardless of institution: discount of 50%.
•The course fees of research master’s students will be paid by their master program at rate of €100/ECTS. For not I&I master students: please inform your master program in advance whether they agree to pay.
•Master’s students who are paying the fee from their private budget: discount of 75%. When you will pay from your personal budget you need to provide us your home address details for the invoice.
•However, 2 courses in statistics are paid centrally by the Dept. of Research policy for all PhD students from Erasmus MC! These are R and the SPSS course. So for Erasmus MC PhD students, these courses are always free, provided you are officially registered as a PhD student.
There is one fee for the entire course. There is no reduction for partial participation.
Commercial participants, companies & sponsors are invited to inquire about commercial tuition fees and about sponsoring.
All invoices will be sent by email to the mail address that you filled in upon registration. If this address is not correct we use your Erasmus MC address.
 
Those who register for a course, symposium or workshop agree with these financial conditions.


 



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