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NHLBI Sponsored Course:
Genetic Approaches to Complex Heart, Lung, and Blood Diseases

November 8 - 12, 2003
The Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine

(Applications will be reviewed on a competitive selection basis and will continue until July 1, 2003, or until the course is full.)

Hypertension, coronary heart disease, asthma, thrombosis, and other heart, lung, and blood diseases are polygenic with strong environmental components. An understanding of the genetic contribution to the complex etiology of these diseases can now be approached with the newest genetic and molecular tools. This intensive, 9-day course is designed for the young investigator just beginning her/his career or the more established investigator wishing to move in a new direction.

Topics will include phenotype determination, genetic epidemiology, genome screening, linkage analysis, quantitative trait analysis, high resolution mapping, positional cloning, gene discovery and identification, clinical applications, and legal, social, and ethical issues.

The course, to be held at the Jackson Laboratory and limited to 35 participants, will utilize formal lectures, discussion groups, demonstrations, and tutorials. The course does have a fee, which includes lodging and meals, and a limited number of full and half-scholarships are available and will be awarded on the basis of need and to ensure adequate representation of minority and women participants.

Applicants should possess a doctoral degree or its equivalent and be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents. Applications will be reviewed competitively.

For application materials or further information, contact the Jackson Laboratory Courses and Conferences Department by telephone at (207) 288-6419 or go to the Jackson Laboratory Web page for this course.

Karen Grant
The Jackson Laboratory
Courses and Conferences
600 Main Street
Bar Harbor, Maine 04609-1500
Phone: 207 288-6263
Fax: 207 288-6080

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