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Identifying Genes for Mendelian Traits using Next Generation Sequence Data

October 31-November 4, 2016
Max Delbrück Center (MDC) for Molecular Medicine
Berlin, Germany

The second annual Identifying Genes for Mendelian Traits using Next Generation Sequence Data Course will be held at the MDC in Berlin from October 31-November 4, 2016. The goal of the course is to teach the course participants both theory and application of methods to identify genes for Mendelian diseases/traits using filtering methods, homozygosity mapping and linkage analysis.

Emphasis in this course is on strategies for gene mapping and variant/gene identification for Mendelian Traits. It will include theory as well as practical exercises. The exercises will be carried out using a variety of computer programs (e.g. Gemini, GeneHunter, GERP, Homozygosity Mapper, Integrative Genome Viewer, MERLIN, PhlyoP, Polyphen, SEQLinkage, Variant Mendelian Tools,) and with pencil and paper. TOPICS include: study design; linkage analysis and homozygosity mapping using genotype array and next generation sequence data (exome and whole genome), haplotype reconstruction, evaluating pedigree informativeness and power to detect linkage, vcf file annotation; generation of NGS data; identification of causal variants using filter approaches, variant annotation, evaluation of deleterious effects of variants and their functionality. The organizers and instructors for the course are Suzanne Leal (Baylor College of Medicine) and Michael Nothnagel (University of Cologne).

The cost of the 5 day course is 975 EUR for researchers from an academic institution, and 1,950 EUR for individuals from private (for profit) companies. This fee covers tuition, Monday evening wine and cheese party and course related expenses (handouts, etc.) but not room, board or meals. Inexpensive housing is available for course participants at the MDC and nearby hotels. The maximum number of participants is 40.

For additional information on the course please contact Suzanne Leal:

  • email: sleal@bcm.edu
  • Tel: +1 (713) 798-4011
  • Fax: +1 (713) 798-4012


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Location:

MDC - communication center (Building C83 on the Campus Map)
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The building is red and stands across the street from the campus bus stop and the blue bear.

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Course Instructors

The organizers and instructors for the course are Suzanne Leal (Baylor College of Medicine) and Michael Nothnagel (University of Cologne).

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Course Participants

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Downloads for Course

Commands for Computer Exercises

Exercise Output

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Data Sets

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Bioinformatic Tools

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