Advanced Linkage Course
Monday through Friday October 23 -27, 2000
An advanced linkage course will be held at the Department of Scienze
Sanitarie Applicate e Psicocomportamentali of Pavia University, Italy from
Monday through Friday, October 23 - 27, 2000.
ě Basic overview of genetic epidemiology and evolutionary genetics
ě Linkage analysis of marker versus marker, and deterministic
genotype-phenotype relationships with ILINK
ě Linkage disequilibrium between markers, and case-control studies with ILINK
ě Joint linkage and linkage disequilibrium analysis between markers, and
between markers and traits with model-based or pseudomarker model-free
methods with ILINK
ě Use of shell scripts and utility programs to simplify the practical
application of these methods (ANALYZE, PSEUDOMARKER, DOWNFREQ, etc.)
The instructors for the course is: Joseph D. Terwilliger , Dept of
Psychiatry and Columbia Genome Center, Columbia University, New York; Dept
of NeuroScience, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York.
The course will take place in the teaching room of Dipartimento di Scienze
Sanitarie Applicate e Psicocomportamentali dell'UniversitÓ di Pavia, which
is equipped with desktop PCs. The number of participants is limited to 28.
It will include theory as well as practical exercises.
The exercises will be carried out using a variety of computer programs.
The fee for the 5-day-course is 1,200,000 Italian Lira for students and
researchers at an academic institution, and 1,600,000 Italian Lira for
individuals from private companies.
This fee covers tuition and course related expenses (handouts, diskettes,
etc.) but not room, board or meals.
Some places for accommodation by a University College will be available.
Send no money now. Applicants accepted for the course will receive payment
Applicants who are not experienced with the LINKAGE programs should obtain
a copy of "Handbook for Human Genetic Linkage," (Terwilliger and Ott, Johns
Hopkins Univ. Press) and review the sections on file format and basic
linkage analysis before the course.
Application deadline: June 30, 2000. Participants are generally accepted on
a "first come, first served" basis, so applications should be sent in as
soon as possible.
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Send the registration form to the Organizing Secretariat by June, 30, 2000:
Tel. +39 382- 507638 - Fax +39 382 507570-
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This course is sponsored by AMCD Association and of Dipartimento di Scienze
Sanitarie Applicate e Psicocomportamentali dell'UniversitÓ di Pavia,