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Genomic Epidemiology in Africa - Wellcome Trust Course

Posted on May 12, 2015 10:54:00 PM

 
Course - Durban, South Africa
 
Large-scale genetic studies of human populations have become a powerful tool for understanding resistance and susceptibility to disease. There is growing interest among medical researchers in Africa in applying these new methodologies to gain a better understanding of common diseases that affect African populations. This computational course aims to describe the key aspects of human population genetics and genome-wide association studies (GWAS) so that participants will be able to perform analyses of their own research. The programme will cover both theoretical and practical issues of genetic epidemiology via association analysis, illustrating particular concepts with examples from recent studies in type 2 diabetes, sickle cell disease and malaria.
Organization: Wellcome Trust
Genomic Epidemiology in Africa
 
Sun, Jun 21, 2015 - Fri, Jun 26, 2015
Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies,
University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
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