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Monday, May 6 • 09:00 - Tuesday, May 7 •17:00
Genetic, social and environmental factors influencing complexs and epidemiology of complex traits in African and European populations – understanding the burden of disease in Sweden and South Africa

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The focus of this workshop will be to share skills and knowledge relevant for molecular and traditional epidemiological research. For the purpose of understanding the burden of disease in Sweden and South Africa. The workshop will focus on how we can identify genetic, social and environmental factors contributing to disease using epidemiological approaches, e.g. genome-wide association analysis, trans-ethnic meta-analysis, Mendelian Randomisation, registry-based analyses and prioritization of gene transcripts for translational research.

Suggested time/duration:
• Arrive evening of the 5th of May
• 9am-5pm on the 6th of May
• 9am-5pm of the 7th of May
• Travel on the morning of the 8th of May.

Venue: Sydney Brenner Institute for Molecular Bioscience, 9 Jubilee Road, Parktown, Johannesburg
Contact details: Michele Ramsay, michele.ramsay@wits.ac, +27 (0) 11 717 6635 / +27 (0) 73 647 2726 

Monday May 6, 2019 09:00 - Tuesday May 7, 2019 17:00 SAST