The Institute assembles a world-class training initiative in statistical genetics in the Middle East. The program brings together a select group of statistical geneticists, all leaders in the development of methodology in the field with several years of experience in teaching these topics and providing hands-on experience to trainees. The Institute is an extension of the annual Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics (SISG) organized at the University of Washington. For more details on SISG, visit http://www.biostat.washington.edu/suminst/sisg

The program consists of a series of two-and-a-half day workshops designed to introduce students and researchers to modern methods of statistical analysis. The modular nature of the Institute enables participants to select from the following program modules:

Introduction to R
Population Genetic Data Analysis
Gene Expression Profiling
Metagenomics
Association Mapping: GWAS and Sequencing Data
Pathway and Network Analysis for Omics Data

  • Modules and Instructors
  • The WISG consists of a series of two-and-a-half day workshops designed to introduce students and researchers to modern methods of statistical analysis and to the challenges posed by modern genetic data. Statistical and genetic prerequisites are minimal, and the modular nature of the WISG enables participants to design a program best suited to their backgrounds and interests. Participants are encouraged to take two modules, one in each half of the week.

Convened by
Youssef Idagdhour, Assistant Professor of Biology, NYU Abu Dhabi

Organized by
Greg Gibson, Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
Bruce Weir, Professor and Chair of Biostatistics, Director, Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics, University of Washington

Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics

The Winter Institute is an extension of the annual Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics (SISG) organized at the University of Washington has been offered annually in the US since 1996, and outside the US since 2001.


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