KCNI Summer School – July 5th to 14th, 2021

The Krembil Centre for Neuroinformatics is excited to offer a two-week summer course on the integration of multi-scale neuroscience data – encompassing genetics, brain structure and function, and cognition – designed to introduce participants to the concepts and methods behind psychiatric neuroinformatics. Daily sessions will include both didactic teaching and hands-on tutorial components aimed at engaging critical thinking and developing practical skills in key selected areas. Through a series of experiments using real-world data types, participants will uncover the links between modalities of human genomics, neuronal electrophysiology, structural and functional neuroimaging, and observed behaviour that KCNI scientists are integrating to study mental illness.

This unique course will prepare participants to handle and analyze multiple data types in hopes that their own research may benefit from collaborative, multi-modal approaches. Critically, participants will also learn about best practices for data management and quality control in the context of integrative analysis as well as ethical considerations. Students will explore the ethical dimensions of data collection, curation and model building and their impact on fairness and health equity using concrete tools and best practices

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Monday, July 5th to Wednesday, July 14th

This course is open to graduate students, post-graduate research and clinical fellows, as well as early-career scientists.

To ensure that all attendees can fully follow and benefit from the practical assignments, some minimal and demonstrable experience in R and Python is a minimum requirement.

All participants will take part in each full day of training. While the course is designed with a unified dataset and shared series of tutorials, students will have the opportunity for project-specific discussionscollaboration, and guidance outside of structured time. Lectures will be led by members and affiliates of the KCNI team, including faculty at the University of Toronto’s Department of Psychiatry.

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If you have any questions or concerns please e-mail kcni.school@camh.ca