2014 Statistical Genetics Short Course - featuring Mendel software

Registration for the 2014 Statistical Genetics Short Course is now closed. The course will be held again in Summer 2015. Please check this space again next year for information about courses in 2015.

There will be an all-day Network Analysis Colloquium October 7, 2014.

The Thirteenth Annual Statistical Genetics Short Course will be held at the University of California, Los Angeles

Monday, 7 July - Friday, 11 July

For more information email statgene@mednet.ucla.edu

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.

We 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:


Monday, 7 July - Friday, 11 July 2014

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.

UCLA, 2009

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

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

University of California, Los Angeles

Melbourne, 2013
Melbourne, 2013

Course Registration:
Supplemental NIH funding (GM103774) has allowed us to lower the registration fee this year.

Registration includes lunch and snacks every day, one group dinner, and one course outing. Transportation and lodging are not included in the price of registration.

For students and postdocs from non-profit institutions: $500
For staff and faculty from non-profit institutions: $700
For individuals from for-profit institutions: $900

Diversity Fellowships: click here for information about applying for a diversity fellowship.

Course Lodging:
Lodging is available for the week of the course in UCLA conference facilities for $762. Price includes a single occupancy room for six nights (from Sunday night July 6 through Friday night July 11) plus breakfast and dinner daily (beginning with dinner on the day of arrival and ending with breakfast on day of departure).

To Apply to the Statistical Genetics Short Course:
Send the following items (in a text, Word, or PDF document) to statgene@mednet.ucla.edu

  1. Your resume or cv (with current position and contact information).
  2. A short description of the statistical genetics projects you are or will be working on, the amount and type of data involved, and any analysis methods you are particularly interested in.
  3. If you are a student, a letter of recommendation from your main faculty advisor.

Enrollment is strictly limited to 35 participants. Applications will be reviewed by an admissions committee, and well-qualified applicants will be admitted on a first come, first served basis.

Deadline to apply is May 31.