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Gene Mapping

The course will be taught online.

Mapping genes for common diseases and complex phenotypes in human and agricultural species continues to advance at a stunning pace. Goals go from inconceivable to routine within a short period. If you want to learn the fundamental statistical concepts and tools relevant to the analysis of genome-wide genetic data, join the Gene Mapping course. You will be acquainted with methods to identify genetic polymorphisms or single genes that contribute individually to disease status or quantitative traits. There is a strong element of hands-on analyses of real-world datasets.

Find full course description in the course catalogue.


The oral exam is a 20-minute discussion without preparation, and based on the project report and related theory, without any aids. The project report counts one-fourth and oral exam counts three-fourth in the assessment.
Presence in Aarhus is not necessary, as students can appear for the exam online (using Skype etc.)  

Admission Requirements

Course specific:

To apply for the course you must either be enrolled in a bachelor's degree, have a bachelor's degree or have passed a qualifying entry examination.

To be eligible for the course applicants should have passed Quantitative Genetics, Biostatistics and General Molecular Biology or an equivalent course.   


Exchange Students: nomination from your home university

Freemovers: documentation for English Language proficiency

You can read more about the admission here.