The 4th edition of NEUREPIOMICS, a summer school on “Epidemiology of vascular and brain aging in cohorts with large scale imaging and omics data” (2018 Sept. 17th-20th)

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.

  • 04/10/2018

This summer school is a unique opportunity to learn the latest developments on the following topics:

  • 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
  • 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, including in relation with cutting-edge 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
  • Ethical considerations

Speakers : Stéphanie Debette, Elisabeth Tournier-Lasserve, Donna Chen, Bradford (Brad) B Worrall, Geert Jan Biessels, Ivo Gut, Sudha Seshadri, Daniel Chasman, Myriam Fornage, Masafumi Ihara, Bernard Mazoyer, Joshua C Bis, Martin Dichgans, Yi-Cheng Zhu, Rufus Akinyemi, Christophe Tzourio, Lenore J Launer, Rodolphe Thiebaut.

Registration fees:

  • PhD or MD candidate: 400€  
  • Postdoc: 500€
  • Academia: 650€
  • Private: 850€

A 100€ discount will be offered for applicants from the host institution and members of the CHARGE or ISGC consortia.

Two scholarships will be awarded (waving registration fees), the selection will be made based on a combination of track record, quality of science, and motivation, and applications from low/middle income countries and minorities will be particularly encouraged. Please note that only registrations by August 31st can be eligible for this waver.