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The 6th Kyoto Course on Bioinformatics for Genomic Medicine : Course on Computational Genomics and International Symposium on Disease Genomics
October 2nd – 6th, 2018 Kyoto University

Training course:

The 4-day training course will provide a practical introduction to genomics analysis as well as integrative analysis of multiomics data in genomic medicine. The course provides attendees with a unique opportunity to interact closely with the world-leading researchers who serve as instructors.

Date:

Tuesday, October 2nd – Friday, October 5th, 2018

Venue:

Lecture Room (1st floor), Med-Pharm Collaboration Building, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyoto University

46-29 Yoshida-Shimo-Adachi-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan (Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Campus)

Topics:

The concept and application of next generation sequencing in genomic medicine, genome-wide association study of complex traits using large scale SNP array data, manipulation of epigenome and transcriptome data, concept and application of Mendelian randomization approach, human population genetics and its application to genomic epidemiology, and cancer genomics.

Course organisers:

Guillaume Bourque, McGill University and Genome Quebec Innovation Centre, Canada

Yoichiro Kamatani, Kyoto University, Japan

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

Fumihiko Matsuda, Kyoto University, Japan

Ryo Yamada, Kyoto University, Japan

Instructors:

Mathieu Bourgey, McGill University and Genome Quebec Innovation Centre, Canada

Guillaume Bourque, McGill University and Genome Quebec Innovation Centre, Canada

Mario Foglio, Quantome, France

Ryan Hernandez, McGill University, Canada

Jemma Hopewell, University of Oxford, UK

Nada Jabado, McGill University, Canada

Yoichiro Kamatani, Kyoto University, Japan

Changhoon Kim, Macrogen Inc., Korea

Yukinori Okada, Osaka University, Japan

Ioannis Ragoussis, McGill University and Genome Quebec Innovation Centre, Canada

Joseph D. Terwilliger, Columbia University, USA

Kaitlin Wade, University of Bristol, UK

Attendees:

The course is aimed principally at advanced doctoral students or post-doctoral researchers who need to apply next-generation sequencing and large-scale SNP genotyping data 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:

September 10, 2018

We would like to express our gratitude for many applications.

Symposium:

The course will be followed by a symposium with invited international speakers to provide perspectives on recent advances in understanding disease genomics. The symposium will be open to the course attendees and others from the scientific community. There are no fees for the symposium, but advance registration is recommended.

Date:

Saturday, October 6th, 2018

Venue:

Inamori Hall, Shiran Kaikan, Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto University

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

Topics:

Artificial intelligence and its application to medical sciences (Special lecture), advanced genomics and multiomics studies of complex disease such as cardiovascular diseases, immune-related diseases and cancer using cutting edge technologies including SNP array, next generation sequencing and metabolomics analysis.

Speakers:

Takeo Kanade (Special Lecture), U.A. and Helen Whitaker University Professor, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Piero Carninci, RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences, Japan

Jörg Fritz, McGill University Research Centre on Complex Traits, Canada

Dominique Gauguier, INSERM UMR1138, Cordeliers Research Centre, France

Masatoshi Hagiwara, Kyoto University, Japan

Jemma Hopewell, University of Oxford, UK

Nada Jabado, McGill University, Canada

Brent Richards, McGill University, Canada

Ichiro Taniuchi, RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences, Japan

Secretariat:

Center for Genomic Medicine, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine

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