Start Date: 21/08/2016

End Date: 25/08/2016

Cost: 650 - 774

Venue: Wellcome Genome Campus, Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, CB10 1RQ, United Kingdom


Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences

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This is a uniquely fascinating time in human genetics and genomics, as the field moves beyond the cataloguing of associated variation towards fundamental biological inference and translational implementation. The programme will cover a range of topics including our current understanding of the genomics of rare and complex human diseases. There will be sessions addressing gene regulation and functional analysis. The latest advances in sequencing technology and the future of whole genome and clinical sequencing will also be discussed.

The schedule is highly interactive with presentations by the tutors and students on cutting-edge topics in human genomics. The summer school is more akin to a ‘science summer camp’ for graduate students with discussions and debates on the future of human genomics. A unique feature is the one-to-one mentoring on all aspects of genomics, including advice on publishing and pursuing an academic research career. 

Tutors at the school are among the scientific leaders who are advancing the field of human genomics, and former students are now at the forefront of much of this research.

The summer school is suitable for scientists and clinicians undertaking graduate studies focused on human genetics and genomics. Applications from those who have completed a PhD in another area and have moved into genomics for their postdoctoral studies will also be considered. To optimize discussions and interactions, numbers are limited to 20 students.

Topics will include*:
Structural variation
Complex traits
Gene regulation
Functional analysis
Complex metabolic traits
Nonhuman genomics
Rare diseases
Sequencing at large scale
Cancer genomics
Publishing and article review session
Next generation sequencing

Please note: the final programme is built around the research interests of the students accepted onto the summer school.

Application Deadline: 17 May 2016