Date: Amsterdam July 17-21, 2017
Tinbergen Institute organizes an exciting interdisciplinary summer school entitled: ‘Introduction in Genome-Wide Data Analysis’. The summer school is taught by Philipp Koellinger and Niels Rietveld, two leading experts in the field.
Level: The summer school welcomes (research) master students, PhD students, post-docs, and professionals from various disciplines (e.g. behavioral genetics, economics, medicine, sociology, political sciences, psychology) who are interested in learning state-of-the art methods for genome-wide data analysis.
Application deadline: June 1, 2017 (applications after the deadline will be considered, depending on capacity)
Academic director: Philipp Koellinger, Niels Rietveld
Capacity: 30 participants
Degree programme: Certificate
Credits: Participants who joined at least 80% of all sessions can obtain a certificate of participation upon request. Furthermore, participants who are interested in obtaining formal study credits (3 ECTS) can complete an essay assignment at the end of the course that will be graded (Note that it is the student’s own responsibility to get these credits registered at their own university). The essay should contain ~2,500 words (main text, excluding tables, references, etc.). A list of essay topics is available upon request.
The summer school welcomes (research) master students, PhD students, post-docs, and professionals from various disciplines (e.g. behavioral genetics, economics, medicine, sociology, political sciences, psychology) who are interested in learning state-of-the art methods for genome-wide data analysis.
The summer school will attempt to “bridge” specific knowledge gaps that participants from different backgrounds may have. Specifically, social scientists will get a short, formal introduction to genetics, while students from medicine or genetics will benefit from the formal treatment of statistical methods and the discussion of how investigating the genetics of social scientific outcomes may lead to medically relevant insights.
A formal background in statistics or econometrics is required from students (at the level of a first year course in a graduate school PhD program in economics, psychology, or epidemiology), but no formal background in genetics will be assumed. The course is taught in English and will be accessible to students from both in- and outside the Netherlands.
The course fee is € 1.450 euro per participant. There is a reduced fee for PhD and Master Students of € 950. Included in the fee are lunches and coffee/tea during short breaks.
Accommodation costs are not covered by this fee. Participants are expected to arrange their own accommodation. Please ask us about discount options for a student hotel.
Payments can be done by PayPal and Credit card or via regular bank transfer. Transaction costs of PayPal and credit card payments are at the expense of participants. Any currency conversion costs or other charges incurred in connection with any payments shall be paid by you. Tinbergen Institute will not accept any deduction from the tuition fee in any event. The reception date of the full payment will be considered as the registration date.
How to Apply
To apply to this summer school you must go to the official website to fill in the application form.
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