Workshop on statistical genetics at CCMARExternal

Activity Overview

Type: Workshop
Start Date: September 8, 2016
End Date: September 9, 2016
Venue: Centre of Marine Sciences (Centro de Ciências do Mar, CCMAR), Portugal
Website: Workshop website
E-mail: ccmaratt [at]

Abstract submission deadline: March 31, 2016
Early registration deadline: March 31, 2016
Application/registration deadline: March 31, 2016
Registration website:

The Workshop in Statistical Genetics will be held from 8 to 9 September 2016 at CCMAR in Faro (Portugal). The workshop will deal with 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.

Intended audience: PhD students, post-doctoral and advanced researchers (but no formal restriction).

Applications in the form of a CV and motivational letter should be sent to ccmarattatccmar [dot] ualg [dot] pt