Summer School Medical Genetics 2016 - From Next-Generation Sequencing to Translational Medicine in Neurological Disease Research

Date: 25-27 July 2016

Venue: Tübingen, Germany

Next-generation sequencing technology is profoundly changing the way of medical genetics
research. Mining the generated rich and complex data to benefit patient health requires
cross-disciplinary research efforts at the nexus of medicine, biology, and informatics.

With this Summer School, we focus precisely this multi-disciplinary interface, point out synergistic
potential, and cover the entire process from clinical phenotyping, to NGS data analysis, to clinical and
genetic follow-ups, to functional validations in model systems, and to finally guide development of therapies and (personalized) clinical applications. A particular focus will be on neurological disorders such as
Parkinson’s disease, dystonias, ataxias, and related brain disorders.

The course is tailored towards PhD students and PostDocs working in the fields of biology, neuroscience, biochemistry, experimental medicine, and bioinformatics as well as clinicians, particularly medical doctors at the beginning of their specialization.


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