SNP Course XVII: SNPs and Human Diseases


Location: Erasmus MC

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 Nb. attached the program of the previous course, just to give you an impression.
 
SNP Course XVII: SNPs and |Human Diseases  
 
Course Faculty: Local (André Uitterlinden, Joyce van Meurs, Annemieke Verkerk, Linda Broer, Robert Kraaij, Fernando Rivadeneira) + many invited top-speakers, also from abroad.

The analysis of DNA variations, including Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs), is a standard research approach to understand causes of disease, in particular the so-called "complex” diseases such as diabetes, osteoporosis, cancer, Alzheimer disease, etc. Since the Human Genome project, the field has been changing fast with large scale projects and databases (e.g., UK Biobank, TopMed, GWAS catalogue), and novel technology being continuously introduced, including Next Generation Sequencing, functional genomics, and Polygenic Risk Scores. 

The aim of this course is to give a broad and hands-on introduction in genetic techniques and applications in complex genetics. The program also contains "learning-by-doing” sessions ("practicals”) on the bio-informatic and statistical analysis in this field.

Basic background knowledge can be found in textbooks of human molecular biology and genetics, such as "Molecular Biology of the Cell" (6th ed. 2019; editors: Alberts et al.; published by Garland Sciences; $128,-) and "Human Molecular Genetics" (5th ed. 2019; editors Strachan & Read; published by Garland Sciences; $75,-). Also a series of basic papers is published on our website on the course page. At the start of the course a comprehensive reader will be issued.


Presentations by selected participants!

 

All participants will be requested to send a short presentation or description of their own research project(s) in advance to the course organization (email to: molmed@erasmusmc.nl). All participants are expected to prepare one (!) overhead sheet and a selection of the candidates will be asked to present their own research project at the course so we get to know each other and promote collaboration.
 

 

 
Audience and participation
The course is organized for all academic levels and for all scientific backgrounds, but is somewhat advanced and requires background knowledge of the central molecular biological dogma's (e.g., DNA- and gene-structure, DNA encodes RNA encodes protein, etc.) and of basic genetic principles. Those who have not such knowledge, are strongly advised to first follow the introductory course ’Genetics for Dummies’, organized also by MolMed, or the NIHES-ESP 57 course (Genomics in Molecular Medicine).

We welcome all academic levels including professors, senior scientist, PhD students, postdocs, and technicians, clinicians as well as basic scientists, and from all scientific disciplines (from medicine to biology, and epidemiology, psychology to economics). The course is open to all scientific institutes in- and outside the Netherlands, such as the Erasmus MC Postgraduate School Molecular Medicine, NIHES, and MGC, and other research schools, as well as for other universities in- and outside the Netherlands.

 
Teacher
Local (André Uitterlinden, Joyce van Meurs, Annemieke Verkerk, Linda Broer, Robert Kraaij, Fernando Rivadeneira) + many invited top-speakers, also from abroad.
 

Date, Time & Location
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ECTS
Full participation is  2,0 ECTS.
 

Maps
www.molmed.nl/maps/maps.asp
 

Course fees 
For non-commercial participants the course fee  € 750/ 5 days
Discounts: 
PhD students get a 50% discount and pay €375/ 5 days. 
Participants from the postgraduate school MolMed get a 100% discount and pay €0.
Master students, get a 50% discount and pay €375/ 5 days. 
Master students who have to pay the fee from their personal budget get a 75% discount and pay €187,50/ 5 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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