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The Third Kyoto Course and Symposium on Bioinformatics for Next Generation Sequencing with Applications in Human Genetics

Training course:

The 3-day course will provide a practical introduction to analysis of next generation sequencing data, including handling of raw data as well as their application to the study of human diseases. This year, we have placed special emphasis on the analysis of complex traits using NGS data (e.g. whole genome/exome, epigenome and target sequencing of the HLA loci) in addition to the technical challenges of analysis such as data manipulation and variant annotation.

Date:

Monday, March 16th – Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Venue:

Seminar Room (1st floor), South Research Bldg.

Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine
53 Shogoin Kawahara-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8507, Japan

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Instructors:

Mathieu Bourgey, McGill University & Quebec Innovation Center, Canada

Guillaume Bourque, McGill University & Quebec Innovation Center, Canada

Atsuko Imai, Osaka University, Japan

Mark Lathrop, McGill University & Quebec Innovation Center, Canada

Liming Liang, Harvard School of Public Health, USA

Jacek Majewski, McGill University & Quebec Innovation Center, Canada

Jurg Ott, Chinese Academy of Sciences, PRC and Rockefeller University, USA

Shamil Sunyaev, Harvard Medical School, USA

Joseph D. Terwilliger, Columbia University, USA

Daniel E. Weeks, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Ryo Yamada, Kyoto University, Japan

Wanling Yang, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Attendees:

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 interests, to be submitted when applying for the course. The number of attendees will be limited up to approximately 40. Those who intend to participate in the training course are requested to fill out the Course Application Form.

Course fee:

Academic: 30,000 yen

Non-academic: 60,000 yen

Application deadline:

February 15, 2015 (Closed)

We would like to express our gratitude for many applications.

Symposium:

The course will be followed by a 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. Admission to the symposium is free of charge, but, advance registration is recommended.

Thanks to all participants. The symposium ended in large success.

Date:

Thursday, March 19th – Friday, March 20th, 2015

Venue:

Memorial Auditorium

Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine

Yoshida Konoe-cho, Sakyo-ku, 606-8501, Japan

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Speakers:

Florence Demenais, Inserm – Université Paris Diderot, France

David Langlais, McGill University, Canada

Liming Liang, Harvard School of Public Health, USA

Samantha Murphy, UK Biobank, UK

Huck Hui Ng, Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore

Anavaj Sakuntabhai, Institut Pasteur, France

Philippe Sanseau, GlaxoSmithKline, UK

Shoji Tsuji, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Daniel E. Weeks, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Wanling Yang, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Organizing committee:

Mark Lathrop, McGill University & Quebec Innovation Center, Canada

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

Daniel E. Weeks, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Fumihiko Matsuda, Kyoto University, Japan

Secretariat:

Center for Genomic Medicine, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine

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