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CEHG Co-Hosts UCLA Mendel Statistical Genetics Course, August 2016

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Aug 9 2016

Joint UCLA & Stanford Statistical Genetics Course and Programming Workshop

Monday, August 22 - Friday, August 26 at Stanford Alumni Center on Stanford campus. 

Hosted by the Stanford Center for Computational, Evolutionary, and Human Genomics (CEHG)

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Participants may attend either the short course, or the programming workshop, or both.

The application period has been extended.
There are a limited number of slots available. Qualified applicants will be accepted on a first come, first served basis until all slots are filled.

Hands-on Statistical Genetics Course

Monday, August 22 - Wednesday, August 24
The statistical genetics course will cover state-of-the-art statistical methods for detection of genetic loci influencing complex traits. Each day will include discussions of analysis theory and hands-on computer exercises, focusing on the Mendel statistical genetics package. We will stress interpretation of results and emphasize the practical aspects needed to give the best chances of success. The course is designed for people who are actively studying the genetics of complex traits. No prior experience with these methods is necessary.

Programming Workshop

Thursday, August 25 - Friday, August 26
This workshop will introduce OpenMendel, the new open source Julia language version of the Mendel statistical genetics package. The workshop will cover methods for extending and customizing the Julia code. The workshop is designed for bioinformaticians and statisticians who are actively studying the genetics of complex traits. Participants should have prior programming experience.