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Only GSMS PhD students (including BCN PhD students) can participate in these courses. Use your P-number to register (ask your Personnel Office).

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Course: Advances in Genetic Epidemiological Research and Data Analysis


In this course the participants will learn about advanced principles of genetic (epidemiological) research with a focus on genome-wide association studies (GWAS), post-GWAS analysis and other advanced techniques and designs building on GWAS results. The relevant background will be explained during interactive theoretical lectures taught by experts.

The theoretically acquired knowledge will be applied in practical classes. The participant will get familiar with study design issues and the advanced statistical techniques that build on GWAS data and results such as Genetic Risk Score analyses and Mendelian randomization designs. Common (freely available) statistical programs to perform genetic data analysis will be used, such as PLINK, GCTA etc.


Learning aims

At the end of the course the participant will be able to interpret the findings of a wide range of genetic epidemiological study designs, and apply several advanced forms of genetic data analysis.

5 full days: lectures from 09:00-12:00; computer practicals from 13:00-16:00


Intended for (background and level of students)

Students are assumed to be familiar with concepts taught in the introductory course on genetic epidemiological research and data analysis


Once a year, March/April/May

EC (without exam)


Course coordinator

  • prof. H. Snieder



Contact person

Maaike Bansema,

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