Otto Warburg International Summer School and Research Symposium 2013

Next Generation Sequencing and its Impact on Genetics
 August 19th-26th, Berlin

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This summer school brings together researchers and PhD students from different backgrounds (including molecular biology, bioinformatics, biological physics, mathematics) to discuss recent advances in next generation sequencing and its impact on genetics in an interactive environment.

Lectures will bridge from text book knowledge to where current research starts, and seminars towards the end of the summer school will present current research in the field. The summer school will also give students a chance to present their projects and interact with the speakers. Topics to be covered are:

Current sequencing technologies
Computational methods in processing and analysis of sequencing data
Human and statistical genetics
SNP identification and interpretation
Human evolutionary genetics
Populations genetics

Application deadline: 14th of June, 2013

Confirmed Speakers

Wei Chen, Max Delbrück Centre for Molecular Medicine, Berlin

Roderic Guigó Serra, Centre for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona

Matthias Heinig, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin

Suzanne Leal, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston

Gunnar Rätsch, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York

Peter N. Robinson, Institute for Medical Genetics, Universitätsklinikum Charité, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin

Shamil Sunyaev, Brigham & Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston

Shuhua Xu, CAS-MPG Partner Institute for Computational Biology, Shanghai

Scientific Coordinators:

Peter Arndt - Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics (MPIMG)

Sebastiaan Meijsing - MPIMG

Peter N. Robinson - Charité Berlin

Martin Vingron - MPIMG

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