Winter School Course "Exploring a Personal Genome"

Fr om January 29 (9:00 AM) until February 6 (2:00 PM) 2018 Novosibirsk State University and the Institute of Cytology and Genetics SB RAS will conduct a Winter School course “Exploring a Personal Genome".

During the first part of the school (Monday-Friday, February 2) teachers from Novosibirsk State University and the GIGA Institute (University of Liege, Belgium) will give an intensive set of lectures on human genomics. For the second part of the course (February 3-5) teams made up of participants will work on projects. The teams will present the results of their work on the last day of the school, February 6.

For their projects, participants in the School will be provided with the genomic data of a particular person. Using this data, students will be asked to answer a number of questions, such as - what can you say about the ethnic origin of this person? can you tell wh ere he / she was born? what

proportion of his / her genome came from Neanderthals? what is his / her gender? eye color and height? And how much is he / she predisposed to certain hereditary diseases (both monogenic and polygenic)?

Participation in the School requires a good knowledge of English, a knowledge of human genomics on the level of the course "From Disease to Genes and Back" (, programming and data analysis skills (R or Python language), and knowledge of the basics of bioinformatics. NGS data processing skills are welcome.


· Professor Michel Georges (University of Liege, Belgium)

· Karol Charlie, Ph.D. (University of Liege, Belgium)

· Yury Aulchenko, Doctor of Biological Sciences. (Novosibirsk State University)

Application instructions and the most current information about the school:

The Winter School is organized by the Theoretical and Applied Functional Genomics Laboratory (SAE "Synthetic Biology" NSU Natural Sciences Department) in cooperation with the GIGA Institute

Winter School Course applications due date is December 27