Symposium Univ Bordeaux

Neurepiomics / from September 28th 2015 to October 2nd, 2015

Welcome to NEUREPIOMICS, a summer school on “Epidemiology of vascular and brain aging in cohorts with large scale imaging and omics data”. This summer school aims at providing extensive training in cutting edge research methods of neuroepidemiology. A large part of the course is dedicated to cutting-edge brain imaging and novel “omics” tools and their application in epidemiology of vascular and brain aging. This course will be taught by highly renowned international experts from across the world. It is intended to be strongly interactive with practical demonstrations.

This summer school is mainly designed for post-doctoral fellows and more senior researchers who have an interest in moving into this field, as well as PhD students specializing in this domain.

The number of participants is limited to 40. For capacity reasons, the organizational committee will possibly close registration early if the maximum number of participants is reached.

What you will learn at this summer school?

  • Up-to-date overview of modern epidemiology of the most common neurological diseases
  • In depth description of innovative high-dimensional MRI markers of brain aging in large population-based cohort studies
  • Cutting-edge brain imaging and novel “omics” tools, and their application in epidemiology of vascular and brain aging
  • Large-scale genomic approaches (GWAS, Exome and Whole genome sequencing approaches), as well as epigenomics and metabolomics approaches for neurological diseases
  • Systems biology and translational approaches will be discussed
  • Challenges and opportunities of planning new studies in the “omics” era, including translational, lifecourse, and e-cohort approaches.
  • “Hands on” for analyzing and visualizing omics data and cutting edge brain imaging
  • One to one interaction with international experts
  • An editor’s guide for submitting papers on neuroepidemiology with large-scale imaging and omics data for peer reviewed journals

The present summer school is being launched and organized by Prof. Stéphanie Debette and Prof. Christophe Tzourio from the University of Bordeaux. This first edition was also designed in close partnership with Prof. Sudha Seshadri from Boston University and we will consider rotating hosting institutions in the future.

We look forward to welcoming you in Bordeaux!

Best wishes,

Stéphanie Debette, on behalf of the organizing committee

Neuroepidemiology genetic epidemiology GWAS next generation sequencing Vascular and brain aging brain MRI-markers omics Systems biology Big data