22nd Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics

Module 2: Introduction to Genetics and Genomics

Week 1, Session 1, Monday 8:30 AM - Wednesday 12:00 PM: Mon Jul 10 to Wed Jul 12

This module covers the theory and practice of modern genetics. It is designed to provide biologists with the foundations upon which statistical genetics is built, and/or an introduction to the concepts of classical and contemporary genetics for statisticians and informaticians.

The module starts with the key concepts of quantitative and Mendelian genetics and then illustrates how these have been reconciled with molecular biology. Three half-days are then spent on the basics of genome-wide association mapping as well as exome and whole genome sequencing; on evolutionary and population genetics particularly as they pertain to human biology; and on gene expression profiling and integrative genomics leading to systems biology, also touching on personalized medicine.