Short Courses and Tutorials


Short Course For Analyzing Quantitative 'Omic Data

The PQG will host another monthly short course series for the 2013-2014 school year. Please see the full list of dates and speakers below, as they continue to be updated.

The PQG offers the short course series on statistical and computational methods for analyzing genomic and 'omic data, genomic databases and resources, and data processing and analysis software, throughout the school year.

Organizer: Han Chen

Please direct any logistical questions to Shaina Andelman


Upcoming Short Course



Tuesday, December 16, 2014
12:30-2:00 PM
Building 2, Room 426 - Biostatistics Conference Room
a pizza lunch will be provided

Honghuang Lin
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine


Dissect GWAS loci by targeted sequencing

Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified thousands of genetic variants associated with various diseases and phenotypical traits. However, in most cases neither the gene underlying disease susceptibility nor the spectrum of candidate functional variants has been identified. In addition, rare variants that exist within any given GWAS locus are largely unstudied. The CHARGE Targeted Sequencing Study aims to follow up GWAS signals to localize the functional variants and evaluate the contribution of rare variants to a wide array of cardiovascular related traits. A total of 77 genomic loci previously implicated by GWAS were selected and sequenced in participants from three CHARGE cohorts: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (ARIC), the Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS), and the Framingham Heart Study (FHS). Here I will discuss the study design and the bioinformatic and statistical analysis strategies used in the CHARGE Targeted Sequencing Study.

 

2014-2015 Short Courses


  • Tuesday, September 23, 2014
    12:30-2:00 PM
    Building 2, Room 426 - Biostatistics Conference Room
    Chunyu Liu, Ph.D., NHLBI’s Framingham Heart Study

  • Tuesday, November 18, 2014
    12:30-2:00 PM
    Building 2, Room 426 - Biostatistics Conference Room
    Allan Just, Harvard School of Public Health

  • Tuesday, December 16, 2014
    12:30-2:00 PM
    Building 2, Room 426 - Biostatistics Conference Room
    Honghuang Lin, Boston University School of Medicine


  • Tuesday, February 17, 2015
    12:30-2:00 PM
    Building 2, Room 426 - Biostatistics Conference Room
    Andrea Baccarelli, Harvard School of Public Health

  • Tuesday, March 10, 2015
    12:30-2:00 PM
    Building 2, Room 426 - Biostatistics Conference Room
    Edoardo Airoldi, Harvard University

  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015
    12:30-2:00 PM
    Building 2, Room 426 - Biostatistics Conference Room
    Huanyu Zhou, Pfizer

 



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