Infrastructure Grant & Course Announcement

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Pomicter, Carolyn (NHGRI)

Jul 16, 1999, 3:00:00 AM7/16/99
Today's posting contains:
1. Notice of solicitation: Sloan infrastructure grant for bioinformatics
master's program
2. Advanced Linkage Course offering
3. Results of last week's poll about additional postings

1. Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
New Grants for Developing Professional Master's Degree Program in
Bioinformatics/Computational Molecular Biology
Application Deadline: October 18, 1999

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation believes that there is a substantial and growing
demand for persons with "professional master's degrees" education in the
biological sciences and computation. Such professional degrees are now rare in
most scientific fields, but might be seen analogous to professional degrees
have long been highly prized in professions such as engineering, business and
law. To respond to this need, the Foundation is prepared to provide
infrastructure support to universities to develop a master's level program at
the interface of the biological sciences and computation.

For full text of this program announcement (not yet available on www) please
contact :

Dr. Michael S. Teitelbaum
Professional Master's Degree Program
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
630 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2550
New York, NY 10111-0242

Phone: (212)649-1649
Fax: (212)246-7585

2. Advanced Linkage Course
The Rockefeller University, New York
November 29-December 3, 1999
Application deadline: September 1, 1999

Emphasis in this course is on the analysis of complex disease traits. It will
include theory as well as practical exercises. The exercises will be carried
using a variety of computer programs. TOPICS include: parametric analysis of
quantitative and qualitative traits; penetrance models; sib pair analysis
(quantitative and qualitative traits); non-parametric method of analyzing
extended family pedigree data; association studies (haplotype relative risk,
transmission disequilibrium test, case-control); models of genetic
heterogeneity; using simulation studies to evaluate power and significance
levels; generating genetic maps; electronic resources for gene mapping; and
sequence comparison algorithms.

For additional information and application forms please visit

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