Bozeman, MT (March 27, 2008) –Golden Helix, Inc., the global leader in genetic association software, today announced that it will award a scholarship to one course participant to the upcoming FBAT-PBAT Short Course to be held June 2-3, 2008 at the Harvard School of Public Health. The scholarship is intended to help cover the travel expenses and course registration fee for a participant who would not otherwise attend due to financial limitations.
In addition to a financial scholarship, the scholarship recipient and two runner-up candidates will receive free one-year subscriptions to the Golden Helix SNP and Variation Suite or Golden Helix PBAT software.
“There are a many talented, hard-working researchers around the world who, due to purely financial reasons, are not able to take advantage of the educational opportunities afforded their peers,” said Josh Forsythe, Director of Marketing for Golden Helix. “This scholarship gives us the opportunity to not only support the PBAT community, but also to provide a worthy scientist the means to benefit from a valuable course.”
About the FBAT-PBAT Short Course
The FBAT-PBAT Short Course is typically offered twice a year and has previously been held at the Harvard School of Public Health, the University of Colorado, and the University of Ghent. The course focuses on family-based designs for genetic association studies; these designs use information on affected individuals and their relatives, most commonly parents and/or siblings. The organizers for this year’s course will be Dr. Nan Laird and Dr. Christoph Lange of the Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health. For more information, visit http://www.biostat.harvard.edu/~pbat/index.htm.
About Golden Helix
Founded in 1998, Golden Helix has become the global leader in SNP analysis and genetic association software. The company's products are used by hundreds of researchers at the world's top pharmaceutical, biotech and non-profit research organizations, and have been cited in over 100 peer reviewed publications that detail ground-breaking research uncovering the genetic and environmental basis of disease. Golden Helix is committed to Accelerating the Quest for Significance. For more information, please visit www.goldenhelix.com.
Director of Marketing
Golden Helix, Inc.