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Introduction to Statistical Genomics

This workshop aims to provide an overview of statistical genomics. In particular, we will review basic biological terms and concepts, describe common types of data and questions researchers are confronted with, and the statistical methods used to address these types of questions. More specifically we will introduce:

  • The concepts, terms and data structures which are involved in this type of research such as quantitative or binary traits (phenotype), genetic marker (genotype), SNP, microarray, RNA- seq
  • Basic population genetics with statistic measurements and tests of genotype data, including Hardy-Weinberg-Equilibrium (HWE) Test, linkage disequilibrium (LD), etc.
  • Genome-wide prediction models
  • Genome-wide Association Studies (GWAS)
  • Software commonly used in these genetic studies

Fee: None to members of the Cornell community, but registration is required. Since space is limited, early registration is encouraged.

For times and locations of upcoming workshops, please see the Workshop Schedule.