Exploring common and rare disease genetics with GWAS and NGS

Date 25 - 28 April 2016
Speaker(s) Brian Stevenson, Zoltan Kutalik, Sylvain Pradervand
Cancellation deadline 15 Apr 2016
City Lausanne


This course is co-organised by the CUSO/StarOmics doctoral program. Priority is given to its members, but is open to everyone.


Participants will learn about the genome-wide analysis of variation including GWAS, next generation sequencing (NGS) and how to identify and interpret variants in exomes. The course will also introduce techniques to extend GWAS using NGS data.

Furthermore, we strongly encourage you to attend the Symposium on Genomics that will take place just after the end of the course (28 April 2016) in Lausanne.

Learning objectives

After four days of lectures and practical exercises, participants should:

  • have a clear understanding of genome variation
  • be able to perform GWAS and exome analyses
  • be able to apply these techniques in translational research.


Knowledge / competencies: Participants should have a good understanding of command-line UNIX (UNIX Fundamentals self-learning module) in order to perform the practical exercises.
Technical: A WiFi-equipped laptop with 3-4GB of RAM, 60GB free hard-disk space and virtualbox installed. You will be given virtual machine images with all softwares and packages needed for this course.


Application status: OPEN, please register here

Deadline for application and cancellation is set to the 15th of April 2016Cancellation after this date will not be reimbursed. Please note that participation to SIB courses is subject to our general conditions.


University of Lausanne / Genopode building, classroom 2020 (Metro M1 line, Sorge station)

Additional information

For administrative questions, please contact staromics@cuso.ch
For technical and scientific questions, please contact training@sib.swiss