Limited to 60 participants, neurepiomics offers interactive extensive training with practical demonstrations in advanced research methods of neuroepidemiology featuring experts from around the world.

This course is designed for post-doctoral fellows and senior researchers who have an interest in moving into this field and Ph.D. students specializing in this domain.

Supported by a grant from Genentech.

Learning outcomes include:

  • The latest in 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
  • Advanced brain imaging and novel “omics” tools and their applications in epidemiology of vascular and brain aging
  • Large-scale genomic approaches (GWAS, Exome and Whole genome sequencing approaches) and 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, life course and e-cohort approaches
  • Hands-on analyzing and visualizing omics data and advanced brain imaging
  • One-on-one collaboration with experts from around the world
  • An editor’s guide for submitting papers on neuroepidemiology with large-scale imaging and omics data for peer reviewed journals

Plenary Speaker

Stéphanie Debette, M.D. Ph.D.
University of Bordeaux

Stéphanie Debette, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor of epidemiology and neurology at Bordeaux University and INSERM U1219 (where she directs a team of vascular and neurological diseases: integrative and genetic epidemiology: http://www.bordeaux-population-health.center/en/teams/vascular-and-neurological-diseases-integrative-and-genetic-epidemiology-vintage/), and adjunct associate professor in the department of neurology, Boston University, USA. S. Debette is a practicing neurologist since 2006 and holds a master degree in statistical genetics and a PhD in Epidemiology (2008). She obtained a Fulbright fellowship, a Chair of Excellence (French National Research Agency), and is member of a Leducq Transatlantic Network of Excellence on cerebral small vessel disease. Recently she received a European Research Council starting grant to study genetic determinants of early structural brain alterations in young students. She is actively involved in the Cohorts of Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology (CHARGE) consortium, current vice-chair of the International Stroke Genetics Consortium (ISGC) steering committee, and coordinates the CADISP (Cervical Artery Dissection and Ischemic Stroke in young Patients) consortium.