Montreal Spring School of Population Genomics and Genetic Epidemiology

20-May-2008 - 23-May-2008
CHU Sainte-Justine Research Centre and Departments of Pediatrics, Biochemistry, and Robert Cedergren Centre for Bioinformatics and Genomics of the Université de Montréal, and by the Réseau de Médecine Génétique Appliquée (RMGA) of the Fonds de la recherch

The main objective of the School is to provide training in rapidly developing disciplines that are becoming increasingly important in health sciences. It includes genetic epidemiology and human evolutionary genetics, population genomics and bioinformatics, integrating tools of formal analysis with data retrieval and extensive use of internet resources. The training will be based on real-data examples from the research of the instructors' laboratories. In one module we will also present genealogical resources specific to Quebec and introduce informatics methods for their use in population analysis and epidemiology. The School consists of four days of workshops: genetic epidemiology including biostatistics (2 days), population genomics (1.5 days), and Quebec population resources (0.5 days). [ more ]