2nd Sardinian Summer School
Genomic Analysis of Complex and Monogenic Disorders
Following the very successful Summer School in September 2011, the Istituto di Ricerca Genetica e Biomedica (CNR-IRGB) and the
Location: Polaris Technology Park – Pula (CA), Italy. The Polaris Technology Park is located 40 km from Cagliari. Transportation from the Cagliari Elmas Airport to Pula (arrival and departure) will be organised.
Address: Polaris Technology Park
Course Scientific Directors: Francesco Cucca, Marcella Devoto
The programme 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 lectures are intended to give conceptual overviews of modern approaches to study genetic variation and to apply this information to different areas of research, in particular the detection of genetic variants associated with complex and monogenic traits. Special emphasis will be given to recent progress resulting from massive parallel sequencing strategies and their integration with microarrays data.
The practical sessions (workshops) are intended to give more applicative tools on the different topics covered during the course; in particular a discussion of different study designs, methods to analyse high flow microarray data for GWAS, analysis of low pass and deep coverage whole genome DNA sequencing data, methods for statistical imputation, analysis of exome sequencing data, quantitative and qualitative analysis of the transcriptome, epigenome and other related issues.
The workshops will consist of theoretical demonstrations as well as practical tasks carried out using a variety of computer programs.
Therefore, participants are asked to bring their laptop computers.
Who should attend
Graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and clinical researchers who wish to learn more about or move into the complex genomics field.
Attendees should have background knowledge on most of the topics presented during the course. The ability to work in a Linux environment is a prerequisite for attending the workshops.
English proficiency is required for all Summer School lectures and workshops.
The course is funded by the Regional Sardinian government and will be free of charge for all attendees.
Application deadline: 25 August 2012.
Within one week from the application deadline all applicants will be informed about the outcome of the assessment with an official letter of admission or rejection.
Every effort will be made to ensure the participation of students from different Institutions.
Travel and accommodation expenses are to be covered by the attendees. The maximum number of participants is 40.
Local organizing Committee: Roman Tirler, Chiara Rotondi, Loredana Lai