2015 Statistical Genetics Short Course - featuring Mendel software

The Fourteenth Annual Statistical Genetics Short Course will be held at Biomedicum Helsinki, Finland

Monday, 17 August - Friday, 21 August

For more information email statgene@mednet.ucla.edu

The 2015 course is organized and sponsored in part by University of Helsinki Doctoral Programme in Biomedicine (DPBM).
Local organisers: Tero Hiekkalinna (email: tero.hiekkalinna (at) thl.fi) and Markus Perola (email: markus.perola (at) thl.fi)

This five full-day intensive course will cover state-of-the-art statistical methods for detection of genetic loci for complex traits. Each day will include hands-on computer exercises using statistical genetics computer programs, especially the Mendel software package, using its graphical front-end. There will be a five-day companion course on Network Analysis held at UCLA, June 29-July 3 2015.

Biomedicum Helsinki
Biomedicum Helsinki

The Statistical Genetics Short Course will cover the general theory behind the methods, as well as emphasizing the practical aspects needed to give the best chances of success. The course is designed to assist people who will be performing statistical analyses to discover the genetic basis of complex traits. The methods covered are appropriate to both human and non-human populations.

Topics will include:

2014 Course at UCLA

When: Monday, 17 August - Friday, 21 August 2015

The Course is designed to assist people who are actively studying the genetics of complex traits. No prior experience with these methods is necessary. The Course will cover both theoretical and practical gene mapping issues and will stress the interpretation of results. The methods covered are appropriate to both human and non-human populations. Participants will be required to bring a laptop computer to run the analysis exercises.

Course instructors will include senior faculty from the Statistical Genetics Groups at UCLA, University of North Carolina, and Biomedicum Helsinki.

Biomedicum Helsinki
  1. Steve Horvath
  2. Kenneth Lange
  3. Jeanette Papp
  4. Janet Sinsheimer
  5. Eric Sobel
  6. Hua Zhou

Biomedicum Helsinki, Finland

Course Registration:
The course is free of charge for the doctoral students for DPBM (Doctoral Program in Biomedicine), ILS (Integrative Life Science Doctoral Program) and DocPOP (Doctoral Program in Population Health) programs.
For other participants, the course fee is €250.
Registration closes on 31 May, 2015.

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For information, email statgene@mednet.ucla.edu