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The 4th Kyoto Course and Symposium on Bioinformatics for Next Generation Sequencing with Applications in Human Genetics : March 29th – April 2nd, 2016 Kyoto Univeristy

Training course:

The 3-day course will provide a practical introduction to analysis of next generation sequencing data from handling of raw data to applications in study of human disease. As example of analysis techniques, methods to examine whole-genome, exomic, and epigenomic sequence data will be covered in depth. We will illustrate the use of sequence data in combination with methods for mapping disease genes in genetic studies. The course provides attendees with a unique opportunity to interact closely with the world-leading researchers who serve as instructors.


Tuesday, March 29th – Thursday, March 31st, 2016


Memorial Auditorium, Kyoto University Faculty of Medicine

Yoshida Konoe-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan (Faculty of Medicine Campus) (See map here)


Introduction to human genetics, Data manipulation and variant calling (SNV, CNV), Variant annotation and disease gene annotation, Population genetics, Methods for complex analysis, Epigenomics analysis, Imputation, Mendelian randomization

Course organisers and instructors:

Guillaume Bourque (McGill U.), Koichiro Higasa (Kyoto U.) Mark Lathrop (McGill U.), Fumihiko Matsuda (Kyoto U.), Jurg Ott (Chinese Academy of Sciences & Rockefeller U.), Daniel E. Weeks (U. Pittsburgh), Ryo Yamada (Kyoto U.), plus leading researchers in computational genomics and genetics from around the world.


The course is aimed principally at advanced doctoral students or post-doctoral researchers who need to apply next-generation sequencing in medical studies. Applicants will be selected based on description of their background and future research projects to be submitted when applying the course. The number of attendees will be limited up to approximately 30.

Course fee:

Academic: 30,000 yen

Non-academic: 60,000 yen

Application deadline:

February 19, 2016

We would like to express our gratitude for many applications.


The course will be followed by 2-day symposium with invited international speakers to provide perspectives on recent advances in medical genomics. The symposium will be open to the course attendees and others from the scientific community. There are no fees for the symposium.


Friday, April 1st – Saturday, April 2nd, 2016


Symposium Hall, Kyoto University International Science Innovation Building

Yoshida Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan (Yoshida Main Campus; see map here)


Genetics and genomics of complex disease, Epigenomics, Bioinformatics for structural biology, Cheminformatics, BioBank, Epidemiology, Imputation, Large-scale whole genome sequencing analysis, Population genetics, Computational genomics, Infectious disease genomics.

Organizing committee:

Mark Lathrop, McGill University & Genome Quebec Innovation Centre, Canada

Jurg Ott, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China & Rockefeller University, USA

Daniel E. Weeks, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Fumihiko Matsuda, Kyoto University, Japan

Ryo Yamada, Kyoto University, Japan

Koichiro Higasa, Kyoto University, Japan


Center for Genomic Medicine, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine

E-mail: ngs_course@genome.med.kyoto-u.ac.jp