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Summer School Director: 
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Summer School Administrator:
Kevin Cifuentes
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SUMMER SCHOOL - Module 1
 

 


Module 1/ Molecular Epidemiology, from Outbreaks to the Global Spread of Pathogens

Dates: June 25th- June 29th 2018

Organizer: Fernando González-Candelas

The course is addressed to graduate students, professionals and practitioners of biology, biomedical research and the health sciences. Some background in molecular evolution and phylogenetics, population genetics and molecular biology will be advantageous, but it is not required.

This course will provide an introduction to the concepts and methods of molecular population genetics and evolution applied to specific problems in the short, medium and long-term evolution of infectious microorganisms. Molecular epidemiology is an emerging discipline in the interface between molecular biology, population and evolutionary genetics, and traditional epidemiology, interested in providing a perspective on population and epidemic processes from the perspective of the infectious organism. From the origin of new pathogens to the sources of outbreaks or more detailed surveillance, there is an increasing number of uses for molecular epidemiology approaches which practicing epidemiologists should become familiar with. This course provides an excellent opportunity for breaking the initial barriers.

The course will consist of theoretical lectures, practical sessions with computers and seminars, with an emphasis on fundamental concepts and applications. Attendants are welcome to bring their own data.

PREREGISTRATION

Module costs: 350 euros

Pre-registration (not open) until 15th of April 2018

Registration deadline 31st of May 2018

 

Instructors:

MAB-María Alma Bracho Lapiedra PHD 

FISABIO-Public Health Scientist, Genomics and Health Area

alma.bracho@uv.es

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FISABIO-Public Health Scientist, Genomics and Health Area

inaki.comas@uv.es

 

 

 

 

FGC-Fernando González-Candelas, PhD

FISABIO-Public Health Senior Scientist, Genomics and Health Area and Professor of Genetics, University of Valencia

fernando.gonzalez@uv.es

     

FXL-F. Xavier López Labrador, PHD

FISABIO-Public Health Senior Scientist, Genomics and Health Area

f.xavier.lopez@uv.es

 

 

 

 

 

 

AC-Álvaro Chiner Oms, MSc Bioinformatics 

Univ. Valencia-FISABIO Public Health Graduate student. Genomics and Health Area

(alvaro.chiner@uv.es)

 

 

 

 

 

 

BB-Beatriz Beamud Aranguren, MSc Bioinformatics 

Univ. Valencia-FISABIO Public Health Graduate student.

 

     

 

NGG-Neris García González, MSc Bioinformatics 

Univ. Valencia-FISABIO Public Health Graduate student. Genomics and Health Area

(neris@uv.es)

 

 

 


Module program Summer School 2018:

Monday June 25th: Introduction and Methodologies

09:00 – 11:00 Welcome and introduction to molecular epidemiology FGC.

Break

11:30 - 13:30 Laboratory methods in molecular epidemiology. AC/NGG/MAB

Lunch

15:00 - 17:30 Practical session: Introduction to Sequence Analysis. MAB/IC/AC


Tuesday June 26th: Theoretical Foundations

09:00 - 11:00 Methods for estimating population genetic diversity. FGC

Break

11:30 - 13:30 Phylogenetic inference from molecular data. MAB.

Lunch

15:00 - 17:30 Practical session: Molecular phylogenetic analysis. MAB.

Wednesday June 27th: Analysis of Genetic Diversity

09:00 - 11:00 Molecular Epidemiology and Population Genetics of Viruses and Bacteria. FXL/FGC.

Break

11:30 - 13:30 NGS introduction and methods. NGG/BB.

Lunch

15:00 - 17:30 Practical session: NGS I: Pipelines to evaluate quality, assembling and mapping. IC/AC.


Thursday June 28th: Advanced Topics in Molecular Epidemiology

09:00 - 11:00 Molecular Epidemiology and Host Susceptibility. FXL.

Break

11:30 - 13:30 NGS case studies in Molecular Epidemiology. FGC/IC.

Lunch

15:00 - 17:30 Practical session: NGS II: Comparative analyses of NGS runs. Outbreaks and transmission cases. AC/IC.
 

Friday June 29th: Seminars

09:00 - 11:00 Molecular Epidemiology Seminars – I. FXL.

Break

11:30 - 13:30 Molecular Epidemiology Seminars – II. FGC.

Lunch

 

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