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Home | Events | Summer School | Introduction to Genome-Wide Data Analysis

Introduction to Genome-Wide Data Analysis

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak this summer course is postponed to summer 2021. Participants for the 2020 course will receive a full refund of their payment to Tinbergen Institute. We will inform all applicants accordingly via email asap.

Summer 2021 in Amsterdam, Zuidas

This interdisciplinary summer course will attempt to “bridge” specific knowledge gaps that participants from different backgrounds may have. Specifically, social scientists will get a short, formal introduction to genetics, while students from medicine or genetics will benefit from the formal treatment of statistical methods and the discussion of how investigating the genetics of social scientific outcomes may lead to medically relevant insights.


The summer course welcomes (research) master students, PhD students, post-docs, and professionals from various disciplines (e.g. behavioral genetics, economics, medicine, sociology, political sciences, and psychology) who are interested in learning state-of-the-art methods for genome-wide data analysis.

Program information

For information about the programme, please find this year’s syllabus here.

Admission requirements

A formal background in statistics or econometrics is required from students (at the level of a first-year course, in a graduate school or PhD program, in economics, psychology, or epidemiology), but no formal training in genetics will be assumed. The course is taught in English and will be accessible to students from both in- and outside the Netherlands.

Academic director Prof. Philipp Koellinger
Degree program Certificate
Credits Participants who joined at least 80% of all sessions will receive a certificate of participation stating that the summer school is equivalent to a work load of 3 ECTS. Note that it is the student’s own responsibility to get these credits registered at their university.
Mode Short-term
Language English
Venue Tinbergen Institute Amsterdam, Gustav Mahlerplein 117, 1082 MS Amsterdam
Capacity 30 participants
Application deadline  
Apply here  


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