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The 5th Kyoto Course on Bioinformatics for Genomic Medicine
Course on Computational Genomics & 3rd Neurepiomics Workshop and International Symposium on Rare and Intractable Diseases
November 6th – 10th, 2017 Kyoto Univeristy

Training course & Neurepiomics Workshop:

The 4-day training course and workshop will provide a practical introduction to genomics analysis in human genetics with a focus on applications in the neurosciences and neurological disease. The course provides attendees with a unique opportunity to interact closely with the world-leading researchers who serve as instructors.


Monday, November 6th – Thursday, November 9th, 2017


Lecture Room, Med-Pharm Collaboration Building 1F, Kyoto University

Yoshida Shimoadachi-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8304, Japan (Pharmaceutical Sciences Campus)


Design of genetic epidemiology studies for neurological related traits, use of imaging data in genetic studies, advances in next generation sequencing and data analysis, combining genetics with epigenomics, metabolomics and microbiome studies for neurological traits, and Mendelian randomization methodology.

Course organisers:

Stéphanie Debette, University of Bordeaux, France

Koichiro Higasa, Kyoto University, Japan

Yoichiro Kamatani, Kyoto University, Japan

Mark Lathrop, McGill University, Canada

Fumihiko Matsuda, Kyoto University, Japan

Sudha Seshadri, Boston University, USA

Ryo Yamada, Kyoto University, Japan


Hieab Adams, Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Joshua Bis, University of Washington, USA

Mathieu Bourgey, McGill University, Canada

Simon Gravel, McGill University, Canada

Dan Chasman, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical Center, USA

Fabrice Crivello, University of Bordeaux, France

Stéphanie Debette, University of Bordeaux, France

Anita de Stefano, Boston University, USA

Carole Dufouil, University of Bordeaux, France

Marc Dumas, Imperial College London, UK

Myriam Fornage, University of Texas, USA

Hans Klein, University of Columbia, USA (TBC)

Yoichiro Kamatani, Kyoto University, Japan

Lenore Launer, National Institutes on Aging, USA

Jacek Majewski, McGill University, Canada

Paul Matthews, Imperial College London, UK

Ionnanis Ragoussis, McGill University, Canada

Sudha Seshadri, Boston University, USA

Nicholas Timpson, University of Bristol, UK

Christophe Tzourio, University of Bordeaux, France

Cornelia van Duijn, Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands


The course is aimed principally at advanced doctoral students or post-doctoral researchers who need to apply genomic approaches in neurology or other medical areas. 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 to a maximum of 30. Those who intend to participate in the training course, please apply first using the application form here.

Course fee:

Academic: 30,000 yen

Non-academic: 60,000 yen

Application deadline:

September 30, 2017


The course will be followed by a symposium with invited international speakers to provide perspectives on recent advances in understanding and diagnosing rare disease. 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 here is recommended.


Friday, November 10th, 2017


Inamori Hall, Shiran Kaikan, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine

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


Center for Genomic Medicine, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine

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