Advanced Mendelian Randomization

Mendelian randomization is an approach to causal inference that uses genetic variants as instrumental variables to estimate causal effects of a risk factor on disease or health outcomes. Methods within the field and understanding of the strengths and limitations of Mendelian randomization are developing rapidly and academics working in the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit and the University of Bristol, including the tutors on this course, are at the forefront of this development.

Dates 11 - 12 January 2024
Fee £0 (pilot course)
Format Online
Audience Internal University of Bristol only, pilot course (prerequisites apply)

This internal course is open to UoB staff and students only.  If you are unsure whether you are eligible to attend please contact us.

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The aim of this course is to provide participants with an advanced understanding of the methods available for Mendelian Randomization including estimation, limitations and interpretation of results.

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The tutors were all excellent, they're clearly incredibly knowledgeable in this subject and very generous with their time and expertise. I really appreciated the structure of the course, including frequent short breaks and having relevant practical sessions immediately following lectures discussing the same content enabling you to practice the content you've learned. I also appreciate the amount of references and discussion of current literature, which helps give context of how MR is being performed and used by the scientific community as a whole and provides a space to further explore concepts that have been discussed.

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