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May 28 - June 1, 2012
Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf
3200, Côte-Ste-Catherine
Montréal, Québec, Canada

The objective of the School is to provide training in rapidly developing disciplines that are becoming increasingly important in health sciences, such as genetic epidemiology, human evolutionary genetics, population genomics and bioinformatics. The training will be based on real-data examples from the research of the instructors’ laboratories. In one module we will also present genealogical resources specific to Quebec.


The School consists of five days of lectures and computer labs. Days 1 and 2 will cover introductory concepts in human population, medical genomics, and genetic epidemiology. Days 3 to 5 will consist of concurrent sessions in advanced concepts in population genomics/statistical genetics and in genetic epidemiology.  Before attending the school, you are invited to review basic concepts in genetics, epidemiology, biostatistics and R-programming, by studying introductory courses from previous years that are posted on our web site.


The School, organized by Drs. Damian Labuda, Marie-Hélène Roy-Gagnon and Luis B. Barreiro from CHU Sainte-Justine, will be held at the Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf, at 3200 Côte-Sainte-Catherine Road, in Montréal, Québec, Canada.