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EDA Research Seminars –new event

The purpose of the seminars is to inspire to early career researchers to engage in dyslexia and dyscalculia research. The aims are to provide: basic and advanced knowledge in key aspects of research design in learning disorders, skills in conducting research in different field in learning sciences, and the ability to carry out personal research projects under a national and international perspective. This two-day seminar is organized for the first time in 2018 during the Autumn Seminars.

Each seminar participant is asked to apply for participation by sending an application including a personal statement and a brief statement describing their research interests. Upon acceptance, we will let you know if you have been selected for participation

The seminar will be held during the Autumn Seminars 2018 at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Munich, Nußbaumstr. 5a.

We are very pleased to announce that the seminar will have threee distinguished keynote speakers: Prof. Dr. Inga Koerte, Prof. Dr. Charles Hulme and Prof. Dr. Bertram Müller-Myhsok. The topics of the 2018 seminars are neuroimaging, randomized-control study designs and genetics.

There is no registration fee for this seminar.  However, attendance is limited so early applications are encouraged. 

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FRIDAY OCT 19, 15:30-17:30

Professor Inga KoerteProf. Inga Koerte

Neuroimaging of Dyslexia – Methods and Markers

Neuroimaging technology has made rapid advances that have changed the way medical imaging is used in both research and in clinical settings. This workshop addresses several advances and challenges in neuroimaging from the development of new imaging techniques and sequences that may enhance the use of imaging in both research and clinical practice, to the challenges of imaging in large-scale multisite projects, to the potential clinical applications of imaging in specific learning disorders such as dyslexia. More specifically, Prof. Koerte will provide an overview of "state-of-the-science" in structural and functional imaging techniques in dyslexia. She will review recent efforts to standardize imaging analytic techniques across cohorts with a specific focus on structural and diffusion imaging data. Finally, Prof. Koerte will review the potential clinical application of neuroimaging in dyslexia and outline novel analytic strategies of potential utility in individualized, precision-medicine on the horizon.


Saturday OCT 20: 10:30-12:30

Professor Bertram Müller-MyhsokProf. Bertram Müller-Myhsok

An introduction to statistical genetics methods - recent approaches and methodological developments

Statistical genetics methods have changed considerably within the last decade. The focus has very much shifted to genome-wide association studies and their derivatives such as pathway enrichment analyses, polygenic (risk) score and LD score modelling as well as functional enrichments based on expression and methylation QTL data.

In this workshop I will aim to provide an introduction into these methodologies, aiming to also give an outlook to things to come in this area, many of which are methods blending machine learning and statistical genetics.  


Saturday OCT 20: 15:00-17:00

Professor Charles Hulme

Prof. Charles Hulme

Designing, conducting and analysing an RCT in Education or Psychology

In this workshop I will give an overview of issues in the design, implementation, analysis and reporting of RCTs in psychology and education. I will focus on examples from studies of reading and language development. I will not include any “hands on” data analysis, but I will discuss key statistical/methodological issues.


More about our speakers

Prof. Dr. med. Inga Katharina Koerte 

Professor of Neurobiological Research
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics, and Psychotherapy, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München 
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Lecturer in Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Department of Psychiatry
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Prof. Koerte is holding a dual affiliation as Professor of Biological Research in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU), Munich, Germany and as Lecturer in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (HMS), Boston, USA. She is the director of cBRAIN (Child Brain Research And Imaging in Neuroscience) at LMU (http://pediatric-neuroimaging.de/). She is also a research associate at the Department of Psychiatry at Brigham and Women’s Hospital as well as at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA. 

The overarching goal of Prof. Koerte’s research is to investigate the brain’s structure and function using and array of highly sensitive and complementary imaging techniques. Together with her team she is striving to develop diagnostic markers that can be used for the purpose of diagnosis, prognosis, and therapy monitoring in psychiatric and neurological disorders. Her research focuses on the most vulnerable patient cohorts – children, adolescents, and women. Her team’s efforts towards a better understanding of the consequences of neurotrauma have not only resulted in high impact publications (e.g., JAMA) and attention from the public media, but, most importantly, have paved the way for a directive by U.S. Soccer to stop heading the ball for all players age 10 and under. Besides her own research projects, she is the coordinator of a Europe-wide project on repetitive head impacts in youth athletes and one of two leaders of an international, multi-center initiative on large-scale analyses of neuroimaging data in sports-related brain injury (ENIGMA). Prof. Koerte’s research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, the European ERA-NET Neuron, and BMBF. 

Prof. Bertram Müller-Myhsok

Prof. Bertram Müller-Myhsok is an independent group leader for statistical genetics at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, holds an adjunct professorship for human genetics at the Technical University of Munich and also a part time Chair of Statistical Genetics at the University of Liverpool, UK.

A fully trained human geneticist, he has been working in the field of quantitative analysis for 30 years and has strong expertise in statistical genetics, machine learning, and in development and distribution of efficient software for -omics analysis. Among others, he and his group developed the software packages GLIDE, EPIBLASTER, EPIGPUHSIC, and SimPhe to support epistasis analyses.

Bertram Müller-Myhsok  was co-PI of the EU funded ITN Machine Learning for Personalized Medicine and has co-organized the 2016 and 2017 workshops on Deep Learning for Precision Medicine at ECML-PKDDC and the Big Data Workshops 2016/2017/2018 at the European Society of Human Genetics meeting. BMM authored 303 publications, 38 as primary author.  

Prof. Charles Hulme

Professor of Psychology and Education | University of Oxford
William Golding Senior Research Fellow | Brasenose College
Department of Education, University of Oxford,

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Charles Hulme is Professor of Psychology and Education at the University of Oxford and is a William Golding Senior Research Fellow at Brasenose College, Oxford.  Charles has broad research interests in reading, language and memory processes and their development and is an expert on randomized controlled trials in Education.  Publications include a number of assessment materials including the York Assessment of Reading for Comprehension (2009), the   Phonological Abilities Test (1997), Sound Linkage (2014) and The Test of Basic Arithmetic and Numeracy Skills (2015) as well as several books dealing with various aspects of reading development.  He is a former Editor-in-Chief of the journal ‘Scientific Studies of Reading’ (2007-2009) and is currently a Senior Editor of the Association of Psychological Science’s flagship journal, Psychological Science.  In 2009 he published “Developmental disorders of language, learning and cognition” (Wiley-Blackwell; co-authored with Maggie Snowling).  He holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Oslo (2014) and is a member of Academia Europea and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.  He received the Feitelson Research Award from the International Reading Association (1998) and the Marion Welchman International Award for Contributions to the study of Dyslexia from the British Dyslexia Association (2016).  He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2017.


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