Disciplines

Molecular Epidemiology of Chronic Disease and the Exposome

Organizing institution
Utrecht University - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Course code
M01
Course fee (excl. housing)
€ 1000.00
Level
Master
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This course introduces the concepts, principles, and use of molecular methods in epidemiological studies and Exposome research. Topics that will be covered include: introduction into platforms such as epigenetics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics, implementation of molecular markers in epidemiological studies, the role of molecular epidemiology in the analysis of the exposome, and practical examples of molecular epidemiological studies. The course features a specific module on the challenges of statistical analysis of molecular epidemiological studies consisting of lectures and practical work.

This course introduces the concepts, principles, and use of molecular methods in epidemiologic research. Topics that will be covered include: introduction into platforms (epigenetics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics), implementation of molecular markers in epidemiological studies, the role of molecular epidemiology in the analysis of the exposome, and practical examples of molecular epidemiological studies. In addition, The course features a specific module on the challenges of statistical analysis of molecular epidemiological studies consisting of lectures and a series of computer labs focusing on issues such as:  Introduction to the R language, OMICS data pre-processing, strategies for multiple comparisons, dimension reduction and variable selection, and pathway analysis. 

Course director

Dr. Jelle Vlaanderen & Dr. Roel Vermeulen

Lecturers

Scientific staff of IRAS (Utrecht University, Netherlands), Imperial College London (UK) and others.

Target audience

(PhD) students and (postdoctoral) researchers from epidemiology, biology, medicine, statistics, and related fields, non-academics interested in understanding molecular epidemiological studies.

Course aim

The objective of the course is to provide the student with insight in the concepts, principles, and use of molecular methods in epidemiologic research

Study load

The course consists of lectures, assignments, computer tutorials and case studies

Costs

Course fee
€ 1000.00
Housing fee
€ 200.00

Housing through Utrecht Summer School

Scholarships

Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course.

More information

Dr. Jelle Vlaanderen
j.j.vlaanderen@uu.nl
+31 30 2535372

Registration

Application deadline: 01 June 2019