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Title Summer School in Big Data in Healthcare
Course number 3171
Programme Cellbiologi och genetik
Language English
Credits 1.5
Date 2019-07-08 -- 2019-07-12
Responsible KI department Institutionen för cell- och molekylärbiologi
Specific entry requirements
Purpose of the course To increase the understanding of Big Data in Life sciences, the impact of Big Data in research, the specific opportunities and the tools and technologies applied as well as challenges including ethical aspects.
Intended learning outcomes Upon completion of the course, the doctoral students can describe important concepts in Big Data in genomics, relate them to the application of Big Data in Life Sciences, and critically evaluate important methods and technologies employed in Big Data.
Contents of the course Central concepts of Big Data in genomics.
Technological advances that transform the way that genetic data is generated, analysed and presented.
How advances in Big Data lead to effective approaches to identify clinically actionable genetic variants for individualized diagnosis and treatment.
Important methods and technologies used in Big Data.
Challenges remaining.
Teaching and learning activities The teaching and learning activities consist of seminars, laboratory visits, student projects and networking opportunities.
Compulsory elements The seminars and discussions and the research development workshop are compulsory. Compensation is according to the instructions of the course director.
Examination The learning outcomes will be examined individually with active participation in the discussions and the research development workshop.
Literature and other teaching material Recent articles in the field.
Number of students 5 - 5
Selection of students Selection will be based on 1) the relevance of the course syllabus for the applicant's doctoral project (according to written motivation), 2) date for registration as a doctoral student (priority given to earlier registration date)
More information This summer school course is jointly organized by King's College London, Peking University Health Science Center, Keio University and Karolinska Institutet. It is part of a rotating program where the participating universities take turn to host the summer school. In 2019, the summer school course takes place at King's College London. The course days are July 8-12. Participants should plan for arrival on July 7 and departure for July 13. The summer school organizes the accommodation for the course days, in shared rooms. The five doctoral students admitted from Karolinska will receive travel grants from KI (5000 Swedish crowns including INDI) that must be used to cover travel expenses for this summer school according to the KI travel regulations. All travel such as flights, visas and vaccinations must be organized by the participants.
Additional course leader
Latest course evaluation Not available
Course responsible Matti Nikkola
Institutionen för cell- och molekylärbiologi

Matti.Nikkola@ki.se
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