March 19, 2004

Registration underway for first molecular epidemiology course

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Predicted structural model for the sodium channel C-terminal region, highlighting the EF-hand loop in yellow, with a blue calcium ion bound. The red amino acid (bottom center) is one that is mutated in long QT syndrome, which predisposes patients to life-threatening arrhythmias.

Vanderbilt will offer its inaugural Molecular Epidemiology Course June 7-10 at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

The interdisciplinary course, co-sponsored by the International Agency for Cancer Research, will bring together epidemiologists and laboratory scientists involved in molecular studies of the cause and prevention of cancer and other chronic diseases.

The course is intended for faculty, post docs, graduate students and other professional staff who wish to learn more about developments in genetics, proteomics, and other biologic markers and their application in epidemiologic studies of disease risk.

Enrollment will be open to qualified candidates from the United States and abroad, but capped to enable ample discussion.

For further information and to register, visit http://www. html.