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The 7th Karolinska Institutet – RIKEN Joint International Doctoral Course “Bioinformatics analysis of gene regulation in omics data and its applications to medical problems”

February 23th - March 1st, 2017

[DATE and TIME]
February 23th – March 1st, 2017, ca. 9:00 – 18:00 (JST)

[PLACE]
RIKEN Yokohama Campus, Meeting room W118-W120
*There are no course activities planned for the weekend Feb 25-26.

[Summary ]
The 7th joint international doctoral course on the subject “Bioinformatics analysis of gene regulation in omics data and its applications to medical problems”, between the RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies, Division of Genomic Technologies and Karolinska Institutet, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology (Sweden) will be held from February 23rd to March 1st, 2017 at RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies, Division of Genomic Technologies, Yokohama, Japan.

Its main purpose is to give doctoral students the possibility to learn about molecular biology from cutting-edge researchers from leading international research institutes. Doctoral students in medical, biological, or biology-related areas currently studying in graduate schools either in Sweden or Japan can participate. Students from Japanese universities can apply for participation now. The course will be held in an international environment with English as a course language. Applicants are screened and accepted based on suitability and motivation. Participants who successfully pass the course examination will receive a certificate of completion.

No tuition is required.
The registration has been closed. For details and inquiries, please contact ki_riken_course.gsc■riken.jp(■→@)
Register here.

[Participation ]
No tuition. The participants pay for travel, daily expenses and accommodation if needed.

[Course content]
Principles of gene regulation in non-disease cases and dysregulation in diseases at individual locus level as well as on genome-wide level.
Principles of sequencing based genomics technologies and corresponding bioinformatics data analysis. Concrete bioinformatics data analysis by the students of selected published projects.
After the completed course, the participants will be able to understand the principles and perform basic bioinformatics analysis of genomics sequencing data. The participants will be able to plan experimental designs and to critically evaluate the appropriateness of the different sequencing based omics methods and technologies for genome-wide gene regulation studies.
More information can be found on the course website from Karolinska Institutet here.

[Lecturers]
Lecturer’s list is regularly updated.

Dr. Piero Carninci
RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies, Division of Genomic Technologies
LinkedIn:http://www.linkedin.com/in/carninci

Dr. Carsten Daub
RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies
Karolinska Institutet

Dr. Owen Rackham
Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore

Gioele La Manno
Karolinska Institutet

Dr. Charles Plessy
RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies

Dr. Kousuke Hashimoto
RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies

[Program]
Thursday, Feb 23, 2017
09:00 – 09:30 Registration
09:30 – 10:45 Introduction and practical aspects
10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:30 Lecture
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:15 Hands on practical
15:15 – 15:30 Break
15:30 – 17:30 Hands on practical

Friday, Feb 24, 2017
09:30 – 11:00 Lecture
11:00 – 11:15 Break
11:15 – 12:30 Journal club – presentation of papers to work on
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 14:45 Lab tour RIKEN CLST
14:45 – 15:00 Break
15:00 – 17:30 Hands on practical

Feb 25/26: no course activity

Monday, Feb 27, 2017
09:30 – 10:50 Lecture
10:50 – 11:10 Break
11:10 – 12:30 Lecture
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:15 Hands on practical
15:15 – 15:30 Break
15:30 – 17:30 Hands on practical

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017
09:30 – 11:00 Lecture
11:00 – 11:15 Break
11:15 – 12:30 Journal club – presentation of papers to work on
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:15 Hands on practical
15:15 – 15:30 Break
15:30 – 17:30 Hands on practical

Wednesday, Mar 01, 2017
09:30 – 10:45 Group discussion with mentometer
10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:30 Preparation for examination
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 Course examination
15:00 – 15:15 Break
15:15 – 17:30 Course examination
17:30 – 20:30 Certification & Research Exchange

[Course examination]
The students will be examined for knowledge and skills, individually 
based on the active participation in discussions and group seminar presentations.

The students are examined with both group and individual presentations
in English. The students will work in small groups of 2- 3 students. 
Each group will receive a scientific question related to the course topic
on the first day of the course. Students are welcome to propose 
such a question for their own group. The content has to be related to
the course topic. The scientific question will be answered and 
discussed by the students on the last day of the course during
the course evaluation. Each group will be asked to make an oral presentation
of the results and each student will present part of the results.
The course lecturers will evaluate the performance of each of the students
individually. Based on each student’s performance during the examination,
it will be determined if the student pass the examination or not.

Students who successfully pass the examination will receive 
certificate of completion. Special requirements for certificates
from the students’ university can be considered.
Please contact the course administration 
before the course if any such requirements exist.
[Course directors]
Dr. Carsten O. Daub, Karolinska Institute,
RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies
Dr. Piero Carninci,
RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies
[Guidelines for applicants]
Eligible applicants
Doctoral students (medical sciences, biology or related fields) currently
enrolled in universities in Japan. Doctoral students enrolled at 
Universities outside Japan but working in Japanese research institutes
can apply and are asked to clarify the details of their multiple affiliations
in the application (what is the main location of their work?
What is the nature of the association with the Japanese institute?
etc.). The screening process for students from Swedish universities
is already completed.

Number of participants and screening procedures
The maximum number of participants from Japanese universities will be
up to 20. Participants will be selected after screening of
the application materials by course directors and researchers involved in
the course organization and teaching. The most important evaluation criterion
is the statement of the motivation of attendance. Please explain 
why you are interested in participating, how the course relates to 
your current research and how your work will benefit from the course.
[Application procedures]
Apply for the course using this web form. Application deadline is 2017-02-05 (Sun).

Application document
Filled in the Web application form
- Research topic summary (200 words, use the web form)
- Statement of motivation (use the web form)
- Letter of support from your supervisor
  (format is free, attach to the web application form)

Please understand that we expect the accepted applicants to attend to the course.
Only in exceptional cases we can accept for a confirmed student to cancel attendance.
Therefore we will ask the applicants to provide a letter of support 
signed by their supervisor.

For further questions regarding application procedures, please contact to
ki_riken_course.gsc■riken.jp (■→@)or fax to 045 503 9216.
Notification emails to all the applicants will be sent on 2017-02-13 (Mon).
[Accommodation]
Accommodation is basically arranged by the participants.
[Contact]
Bioinformatics 2017 Course Secretariat 
RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies,
Division of Genomic Technologies RIKEN Yokohama Institute
1-7-22, Suehiro-cho, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama, 230-0045  JAPAN
Tel:   +81-(0)45-503-9222       Fax: +81-(0)45-503-9216
General  inquiries:  ki_riken_course.gsc■riken.jp(■→@)
(Please indicate in the Email subject line
that your query is about Bioinformatics 2017)
[Registration]
The registration has been closed.
For details and inquiries, please contact ki_riken_course.gsc■riken.jp(■→@)

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