Statistical Methods in Genetic Epidemiolgy
This lecture is mandatory for the Third Semester students of the Master programme „Life Science Informatics“.
The lecture provides a theoretical knowledge of statistical methods to identify genes involved in diseases. The analysis of genetically complex diseases is a major challenge in the field of biomedicine. An essential prerequisite for success in this kind of research is an understanding of appropriate statistical methods. Thereby, this topic provides an advanced and excellent example for the application and usefulness of statistics.
The students will get acquainted with state-of-the-art methods for the design and analysis of studies searching for genes involved in genetically complex diseases. At the end of the course, the students would be able to read and understand publications reporting findings related to the dissection of genetically complex diseases.
The genetic approach for understanding prevalent human diseases such as asthma or psychiatric disorders is currently considered to represent one of the most promising research strategies. The ultimate goal is to enable the development of new therapeutic strategies. Therefore, knowing about the statistical foundations on genetics is a valuable competence not only for the academic sector, but also for non-academic institutions such as pharmaceutical companies.
Date and Place
Mo 9.00-10.30, Seminar room of the IMBIE
PD Dr. Michael Knapp
IMBIE, Room 618
Tel: 0228 287 15810