Statistical Genomics II



Course Statistical Genomics II
Instructor Dr. Darina Czamara
Date 4.12.2023 - 6.12.2023
Time 9:00 - 15:30
Duration 21 hours (à 45 min.)
Type In-person
Location TBA
ECTS 1.5


Course description:

This workshop will offer a series of lectures on the theoretical background of statistical genomics – with a focus on polygenic risk scores (PRS) and related constructs. Students will also present and discuss recent PRS papers. 


  • PRS – a historical perspective
  • Early approaches of PRS
  • Recent PRS approaches
  • The concept of risk scores in other omics datasets

Learning outcomes:

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