Graduate Programme in Public Health
Aim and contents
Background: The development of efficient high-throughput genotyping platforms has radically changed the approach human geneticists take to identify the genetic variants that are associated with common inherited disease and quantitative traits. During the past decades, genetic association analysis has shifted from single variant and candidate gene studies to genome-wide association studies (GWAS) on millions of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and genetic variants (including structural variants) across the genome, enabling comprehensive assessment of the common and rare genetic variations in gene regions or the entire genome. The current popularity of GWAS and the reduced cost for SNP genotyping and whole genome sequencing (WGS) are producing large scale genomic big data for statistical analysis and bioinformatics interpretation. Meanwhile statistical methods and computational packages have been developed to cope with analytical challenges.
Associate Professor Jonas Mengel-From
Max number of Phd students: 30 students
ECTS : 3
The course is free of charge for PhD students enrolled in Universities that have joined the "Open market agreement".
For other participants there is a course fee of DKK 5146,02,-