Genetic Architecture of Complex Traits

   Deadline for applications: November 24th 2009
   Notification of acceptance dates:
        EARLY: November 12th 2009
        NORMAL: November 28th 2009

   Course date: December 9th - 11th 2009


Arcadi Navarro obtained a PhD in Biology in 1998 at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. After quitting the academic world for a few years, he went back to basic research in 1999 as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Edinburgh. He entered the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) in 2002 as a researcher within the Ramón y Cajal program and was appointed ICREA Research Professor in 2006. Currently he leads a research group in Evolutionary Genomics within the Evolutionary Biology Unit of the Department of Experimental and Heath Sciences of the UPF. In addition, he is the director of the Population Genomics Node of the Spanish National Institute for Bioinformatics (INB) and the Vice-director or the Institute for Evolutionary Biology (IBE).

Hafid Laayouni obtained a PhD in Biology in 2000 at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. After some years of teaching a research in different institutions, in 2006 he entered the Universitat Pompeu Fabra as a researcher associated to the CIBEResp (Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red en Epidemiología y Salud Pública), a research position that he combines with an Associate Professorship in the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, where he teaches Genetics and Biostatistics.

Affiliation: Departament de Ciències Experimentals i de la Salut
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Parc de Recerca Biomédica de Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

Course description:

This course aims at providing an update on the increasingly popular techniques to link phenotypes and genotypes, with emphasis on Genome-Wide Scans to perform association studies. A wide perspective of the field will be provided, with lectures covering from technological and design issues to new data analysis and interpretation strategies.

Course Pre-requisites:

None required.

Detailed Program

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Last updated:  Oct 21st 2009