For more than two decades, the Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics (SISG) has introduced geneticists to modern methods of statistical analysis and statisticians to the challenges posted by modern genetic data.
Dates: July 10-28, 2017
SISG participants may design a program relevant to their interests by choosing from among the 20 modules being offered (most participants take two or three). Each module is two-and-a-half days and prerequisites are minimal. Individuals attending the institute receive certificates of course completion in recognition of their participation.
SISG is supported by the NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) under award number 5R25GM059733.
New for 2017
New modules, such as Cancer Genetic Counseling;& Interpretation have been added for 2017 while popular courses, such as Quantitative Genetics remain part of the program as well. Other new modules include:
- Advanced R Statgen Software Package Development
- Advanced Population Genetics
- Association Mapping Case Study
SISG Modules at the University of Lausanne
Several of this year's SISG modules will offered at the Swiss Institute in Statistical Genetics, hosted by the University of Lausanne in September 2017:
- Bayesian Statistics for Genetics, Ken Rice and JonathanWakefield, September 4-6
- Population Genetic Data Analysis, Jerome Goudet and Bruce Weir, September 6-8
- Quantitative Genetics, Guileherme Rosa and Bruce Walsh, September 11-13
- Mixed Models in Quantitative Genetics, Guileherme Rosa and Bruce Walsh, September 13-15