WELLCOME TRUST SUMMER SCHOOLS
TWENTY FIRST ADVANCED COURSE
HUMAN GENOME ANALYSIS: GENETIC ANALYSIS OF MULTIFACTORIAL DISEASES
25th - 31st July 1998
Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1RQ
An intensive, six-day, computer-based course aimed at scientists actively
involved in genetic analysis of multifactorial traits.
Programme: For each of the following areas, we will discuss issues of power
to detect linkage, optimal study design, use of software, and proper
1. Qualitative traits: sib-pair methods
2. Qualitative traits: affected-relative methods
3. Quantitative traits: sib-pair methods
4. Quantitative traits: regressive models
5. Markov chain Monte Carlo approaches
6. Linkage disequilibrium: testing for association
Teaching will take the form of lectures by invited speakers, informal
tutorials, hands-on computer sessions and analysis of disease family data
sets. There will also be an opportunity to analyse and discuss participants'
own data sets.
Course Organisers: DANIEL WEEKS, MARK LATHROP
Confirmed Speakers: MARTIN FARRALL (Oxford), SIMON HEATH (Rockefeller),
NATHAN KAPLAN (NIEHS), JURG OTT (Rockefeller)
Participants: Applicants should be scientists at an advanced level of
research (post-doctoral or equivalent). Documentation verifying that the
applicant is actively engaged in a linkage or family-based association study
(animal/human) must be provided with the application. The course is
subsidised by the Wellcome Trust for scientists based in academic
institutions anywhere in the world. This is a residential course, without
exception, and there is a charge of 375 pounds towards board and lodging.
Applications: There are no formal application forms, but applicants should
send a hard copy of their full CV together with a 300 word outline of their
current and ongoing research plans, indicating the relevance of the course,
to Dr Pelin Faik, Course Co-ordinator, Division of Biochemistry & Molecular
Biology, UMDS, Guy's Campus, London Bridge SE1 9RT. Further information on
Tel: +44 171 403 6998 Fax: +44 171 407 5281 Email: wss at umds.ac.uk.
Closing date for applications is 3rd April 1998