Statistical Genomics I



Course Statistical Genomics I
Instructor Dr. Darina Czamara
Date 10.10.2023 - 13.10.2023
Time 9:00 - 15:30
Duration 28 hours (à 45 min.)
Type In-person
Location Room 019 (Museum), Kraepelinstr. 2 (possible venue change to Lecture Hall on 13th)


Course description:

This workshop will offer a series of lectures on the theoretical background of statistical genomics – with a focus on genome-wide-association studies (GWAS). Students will also present and discuss recent GWAS papers. This will be accompanied by practical hands-on exercises using the PLINK software. Herefore, please bring your laptop and install PLINK ( before the course. More information on the exercises will be shared shortly before the course. 


  • History of GWAS
  • Genetic variation
  • QC of GWAS
  • Imputation
  • Statistical association analysis in GWAS
  • Post-GWAS analyses
  • Short overview on other common omics approaches

Learning outcomes:

This course provides an overview of basic statistical concepts of GWAS. After this course, you should be able to critically evaluate published GWAS papers and have a main idea of which steps are important to conduct a GWAS yourself.

About the trainer:

Dr. Darina Czamara is a biostatistician who obtained her doctoral title at the LMU, Munich. Since 2014 she is leading the team “Translational Genomics” at the Max-Planck-Institute of Psychiatry and has been involved in a variety of omics studies and publications.


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