Workshop on statistical genetics

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Description: A unified treatment for the analysis of discrete genetic data, starting with estimates and sample variances of allele frequencies to illustrate genetic vs statistical sampling and Bayesian approaches. A detailed look at Hardy-Weinberg and linkage disequilibrium, including the use of exact tests with mid-p-values and a new look at X-chromosome Hardy-Weinberg testing. A new characterization of population structure with F-statistics, based on allelic matching within and between populations with individual relationship estimation as a special case. Analyses illustrated with applications to forensic science and association mapping, with particular reference to rare variants.

Main lecturer: BRUCE WEIR - Professor of Biostatistics, and Director of the Institute of Public Health Genetics at the University of Washington. Bruce Weir is the author of the textbook "Genetic Data Analysis" (3rd edition in preparation) and he has directed the Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics since 1996


Contact Person: Advanced Technologies and Training programme @ CCMAR 2016 (


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Venue: Centro de Ciências do Mar - CCMAR
Faro, Portugal

Universidade do Algarve, Campus de Gambelas, 8005-139 Faro, Portugal




Registration does not include travel and lodging. Faro has an international airport located 4 km from the Gambelas Campus of the University of Algarve where the course will take place.  

Recommended accomodation: Hotel Aeromar at Faro beach has temporarily reserved (until 31st May) and discounted 8 double rooms, priced 62.5€ and 80€, double and single occupancy, respectively (mention CCMAR reservation when booking). Additional accommodation at the beach and in Faro centre. A minibus service will run between the beach, town centre, and campus.

At least 2 scholarships to cover registration fees will be awarded to PhD students; applicants should indicate if they would like to be considered and must send proof of student status.

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Academic level: PhD, Lifelong Learning
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