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Analysis of GWAS Data with a Focus on Prediction of Complex Phenotypes

Analysis of GWAS Data with a Focus on Prediction of Complex Phenotypes

Prior to the course, students will be sent preliminary material that includes basics of statistics and the programming language R.

Here is a preliminary schedule for the five days of teaching:

Session 1A – Introduction and recap of preliminary material.
Session 1B – Basics of GWAS

Session 2A – Bayesian analysis
Session 2B – Traditional heritability analysis

Session 3A – Introduction to polygenic risk scores
Session 3B – SNP-based heritability analysis

Session 4A – Journal club (reading)
Session 4B – Journal club (presenting)

Session 5A – Advanced polygenic risk scores
Session 5B – Practical on material from whole week

After the teaching, students will spend two weeks revising the notes and completing an assignment

Exam info and full course description

Exam info and full course description can be found in the course catalogue.

Admission Requirements

Course specific:

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

General:

Exchange Students: nomination from your home university

Freemovers: documentation for English Language proficiency

You can read more about the admission here.

Lecturer

Doug Speed
Doug Speed

Peter Sørensen
doug@qgg.au.dk