PharmaTox researchers at EEPE summer course in Florence!

PharmaTox-affiliated postdoc Nhung Trinh and PhD student Emilie Willoch Olstad attended the one-week summer course “Genetic and Epigenetic Epidemiology” in Florence, Italy, organised by the European Educational Programme in Epidemiology (EEPE). The course covered both fundamental knowledge and emerging methodologies within the field, presented by lecturers at the forefront of genetic and epigenetic epidemiological research.

During their stay, Nhung and Emilie attended lectures covering a wide range of topics, including basic genetic and epigenetic theory, genome- and epigenome-wide association studies (GWASs and EWASs, respectively), polygenic risk scores, interpretation of GWAS and EWAS results, and different Mendelian randomisation approaches. Each lecture was followed by hands-on exercises, putting the theory into practice. The lecturers were engaged and encouraged an interactive learning environment, which promoted many stimulating discussions. Nhung and Emilie found the five-day course very interesting and inspiring, and they highly recommend the course to anyone interested in learning more about how to combine the fields of genetics and epigenetics with epidemiology! Read about this and other EEPE courses here.

There was also time to explore Florence outside course hours. Photos: Nhung Trinh.


Published July 14, 2022 10:46 AM - Last modified July 14, 2022 10:46 AM