Summer School in Genetic Epidemiology, Davos 2024

Starts:  Jun 13, 2024 13:30 (DE)
Ends:  Jun 15, 2024 12:45 (DE)
Associated with  Public Community

Summer School in Genetic Epidemiology, Davos 2024

Join us from June 13 to June 15, 2024, at the picturesque Medicine Campus Davos for an intensive course in Genetic Epidemiology. Enhance your knowledge of molecular genetics, genotyping technologies, study designs, statistical methods, and much more.

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Thanks to the increasing throughput of sequencing technologies, it is now possible to genotype thousands of people as part of a genetic association study. The design of such studies and the analysis of the resulting data require advanced knowledge of biology, statistics, and computer science. This course provides a foundation in genetic epidemiology to equip participants to work with large human genetic datasets.


  • Biologists, bioinformaticians, statisticians, computer scientists about to start a genetic association study, e.g., a whole-genome association study (GWAS).
  • Scientists interested in learning more about genetic epidemiology

Learning Objectives

  • Basics of molecular genetics
  • Study design for association analysis: case-control, cohort, and quantitative traits
  • Population stratification and cryptic relatedness
  • Genetic markers and their characteristics
  • Genotyping technologies like TaqMan, microarrays, and sequencing
  • Quality control in genotyping
  • Association analyses, estimate genetic effects
  • Multiple testing
  • Rare variant analysis
  • Biological interpretation of genetic variants
  • Optional: Haplotype-based analyses
  • Optional: Sample sizes for association studies
  • Optional: Mendelian randomization studies


Knowledge/competencies Participants should have a level of knowledge in biology, statistics, and computer science equivalent to that of a high-school certificate. Ongoing or finished studies in university-level biology, statistics, or computer science would be beneficial but are optional.



  • Students: 50 CHF
  • Academic and non-profit: 150 CHF
  • Industry: 300 CHF

The course fee covers the lessons, coffee breaks, and two lunches.

Send an email to before May 10, 2024 (application deadline), with the following information:

  • Full name
  • Status: student (1st bachelor, 1st master, with proof), non-profit academic, industry
  • Affiliation: university, institute, or company name
  • A short paragraph about your work, how this course will benefit you

Then, please wait for our confirmation and further instructions. The number of participants is limited to 30.

Venue and time

The course will be held at the scenic Medicine Campus Davos.

Start: June 13, 2024, at 13:30.

End: June 15, 2024 at 12:45.


We have pre-reserved 15 double rooms and 6 single rooms at Hotel Ochsen ( at a special discounted rate. These rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis and can be secured by completing payment by May 20, 2024. Please note that after this deadline, participants will be responsible for making their own accommodation arrangements. For details on the rates and payment methods, or if you have any queries, please contact


Medicine Campus Davos
Medicine Campus Davos