International course on Molecular Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases

Molecular epidemiology has the power to open up the ‘black box’

The next renewed two-week course will be held in 2016.

In 2015 we have a half-day course on molecular epidemiology during the European Congress of Epidemiology. Several keynote sessions and parallel sessions will be on molecular epidemiology. Please check this link for further information

What can molecular epidemiology bring us?

Epidemiology has been proven valuable to identify associations between exposure and disease, in particular because it enables us to study long-term effects of ‘normal’ variation in exposure in populations. However, traditional epidemiology does so without obtaining information of the biological processes that underlie these associations. Molecular epidemiology has the power to open up this ‘black box’. Molecular epidemiology will not only enhance the measurement of exposure, effect, and susceptibility, it will also give insight in complex biological mechanisms, and generate novel hypotheses about disease mechanisms. Molecular epidemiology will thereby increase opportunities for better targeted public health interventions.

Find out more in a challenging course

The Maastricht Molecular Epidemiology Expertise group (M2E2) offers you a challenging five days course to grasp the essentials of molecular epidemiology: combining information from molecular biomarkers that are more and more often obtained with omics technologies with lifestyle and environmental factors, to understand disease occurrence and prognosis in population-based studies. The challenges faced in this multi-disciplinary endeavour are manifold. This course brings together the different fields of expertise involved in molecular epidemiological research in a comprehensive and integrated manner. Participants will be confronted with issues ranging from study design to statistical analysis, and interpretation of findings in the context of public health. Focus lies especially on methodological issues, with a variety of disease settings used as illustration.

Our approach to teaching as presented at the special conference hosted by the Molecular Epidemiology Group (MEG) of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) entitled “Post-GWAS Horizons in Molecular Epidemiology: Digging Deeper into the Environment” in November 2012.

For whom?

The audience targeted is PhD students or postdoctoral fellows from epidemiology, biology, medicine, and statistics, as well as at those working in public health, who want to become acquainted with this expanding research area.

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