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Leena Peltonen School of Human Genomics

Leena Peltonen School of Human Genomics, named in 2011 after the Finnish geneticist Leena Peltonen (1952–2010), provides a unique opportunity to learn and be inspired by those that have shaped our understanding of human genomics in the past decade. Tutors are among the scientific leaders who are advancing the field of human genomics and former students are now at the forefront of much of this research.

This is a uniquely fascinating time in human genetics and genomics, as the field moves beyond the cataloging of associated variation towards fundamental biological inference and translational implementation. The program will cover a range of topics including our current understanding of the genomics of rare and complex human diseases. There will be sessions addressing gene regulation and functional analysis. The latest advances in sequencing technology and the future of whole-genome analysis, clinical sequencing, bioinformatics, and personalized medicine will also be discussed.

The schedule is highly interactive with presentations by the tutors and students on cutting-edge topics in human genomics. The summer school is more akin to a ‘science summer camp’ for graduate students with discussions and debates on the future of human genomics. A unique feature is the one-to-one mentoring on all aspects of genomics, including advice on publishing and pursuing an academic research or a private sector career.

The summer school is suitable for scientists and clinicians undertaking graduate studies focused on human genetics and genomics. Applications from those who have completed a Ph.D. in another area and have moved into genomics for their postdoctoral studies will also be considered. To optimize discussions and interactions, numbers are limited to 20 students.

13th Leena Peltonen School of Human Genomics will take place on August 16-20, 2020.

More information will follow. Feel free to contact us for any queries about the LPSHG.

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