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Twin Research and Human Genetics Interdisciplinary Studies Program Summer 2023 Early July 2-Week - Amsterdam

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Twin Research and Human Genetics

Twin Research and Human Genetics Course Overview

OVERVIEW

CEA Partner Institution: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Primary Subject Area: Health Sciences
Instruction in: English
Course Details: Level 400
Recommended Semester Credits: 3
Contact Hours: 45
Prerequisites: Experience with BSc-level statistics and research methods is recommended.

DESCRIPTION

Thanks to recent technological advances, we are closer than ever to explaining where our individual differences come from. Our ability to map human DNA at high resolution in large populations is now enabling us to link genetic variation to traits and diseases on a molecular level.

This interdisciplinary course puts you at the forefront of these exciting and important developments.

We focus on twins to explore the interplay of genes and environment in determining behaviour, lifestyle, and health. Uniquely, you will gain hands-on access to the world-renowned Netherlands Twin Register at VU Amsterdam ? one of the largest longitudinal databases of its kind. The tutors are scientists closely associated with this core asset, the people who collect the information and work with it on a daily basis to unravel the genetic etiology of a wide range of medical conditions and personal characteristics. They will train you in working with twin data and information from genomics and epigenetics. You will learn how to collect material on behaviour and health and how to use molecular data to better understand the path from genetics to medicine.

Naturally, we will also cover the theoretical and philosophical background to help you interpret genetic studies, understand effective methods and designs and increase your understanding of complex human traits.

At Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU), credits are awarded based on the ECTS system (2 ECTS credits equals 1 U.S. credit therefore, 6 ECTS credits is equivalent to 3 U.S. credits). Summer courses at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) meet for a minimum of 45 U.S. contact hours and are awarded at 3 U.S. credits.

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