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NOVA PhD Course "Genetic Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases in Livestock" - Open for Applications

The course will take place on 7-11 June 2016 in Uppland (near Uppsala), Sweden. Application deadline: 15 May 2016.

Janne Karin Brodin
The course is of 3 ECTS and is organised by Prof. Dirk-Jan de Koning, SLU.

Course information website
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Course Description
The course focuses on the collection, curation, phenotypic analysis, modelling and genetic analysis of field data on infectious diseases in livestock. Field data on infectious diseases in livestock is very noisy and incomplete by its very nature and the course will clearly outline all the challenges related to handling these data and how to make meaningful inferences.

Programme Outline
The course will consist of a series of lectures (approximately 5 hours spread over the day), exercises and discussions. Participants will work in groups and data labs during the day to get hands on experience of the topics covered. Students will present results of the group work. R will be used for exercises.

Main Teachers

  • Professor Ulf Emanuelson, SLU
  • Professor Tom Britton, Stockholm University
  • Osvaldo Anacleto, The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh
  • Smaragda Tsairidou, The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh

Please find more information on the course and how to apply on the course information website:

Published 22. March 2016 - 15:33 - Updated 22. March 2016 - 15:35