Introduction to genome-wide association studies (GWAS) 2019
Start: Wednesday, 18 September 2019 @ 08:00
End: Wednesday, 18 September 2019 @ 17:00
David Ellinghaus (Associated partner - CAU)
September 18, 2019 Time: 08:30 - 16:30
Kiel, Am Botanischen Garten 1-9, Room E49
This course is designed for 15 participants. If we receive (a lot) more applications, we will choose participants based on the relevance of their application and/or a first-come-first-serve basis.
Over the past decade, genetic epidemiology studies have progressed from studying single genetic variants in candidate genes to investigating millions of common genetic variants in genome-wide association studies (GWAS). Nowadays GWAS studies are moving forward to genome-wide rare variant association studies, gene-gene (GxG) and gene-environment (GxE) interaction studies as well as cross-phenotype studies including several 10k and sometimes even >100k genetic samples.
In this one day course we will give guidance for planning of SNP array genotyping and will provide best-practices for large-scale quality control, variant annotation and association analysis of GWAS data. In the practical part of the course will work on real-world data sets and show how to automatically and manually analyze large case-control sample sets and how to annotate phenotype-associated genomic regions.
genome-wide association studies (GWAS); SNP genotype quality control; association testing
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