STAT/BIOSTAT 550: Spring 2014
Statistical Genetics I; Discrete Mendelian traits

Instructor: Elizabeth Thompson
Time: MWF 8.30-9.20
Place: THO 211

SOME OF THE INFORMATION ON THIS (AND LINKED) PAGE(S) MAY NOT BE UPDATED FOR 2014

Single nucleotide polymorphisms are discrete Mendelian traits!


Here will be a draft schedule: only partially updated for this year.
The draft schedule is usually the first place I update and check links.

PLEASE LET ME KNOW ABOUT ANY NON-WORKING LINKS THAT YOU BELIEVE SHOULD BE WORKING.

Course information

Grading:

Course will be graded 30% homework, 30% computing labs, 10% for participation in class summaries and discussions of homeworks/labs, and 30% final project (info to be posted).
There is no final exam, apart from the project.
Homeworks and/or labs will be discussed in class (most) Fridays. Also, I will drop your lowest-scoring homework in computing your overall homework score. (But all labs count.)

Office hours

For brief questions, please see me after class. If you need a longer time, please feel free to email for an appointment. Also, feel free to email me questions about course, lab, or homework material -- if the question is relevant to many in the class, I may respond to the class email, including your query. If I do that, I may edit your query.
I am often available 4.00-5.30 Thursdays, B313-C PDLFD -- apologies to BIOST students.

Books

Here is the official UW list for books for this course. None of the books are necessary: some may be helpful.

Email

is good, but is NOT an "instant-messaging" system. Note my preferred email is eathomp@uw.edu.

Computing

We will use the Statistics computer statgen.stat.washington.edu machine for this class. It will also be possible to download and install your own copies of software if you prefer. HERE is some information for 2014

There is also quite a bit of Statistical Genetic software information. . You will need your UWNet ID to access this page. The software referred to is installed in the Biostatistics Computers, and this was extensively updated by Kirk Li in 2012.

Course materials

Homeworks and Labs

Projects

Preliminary information re the final project is posted (May 6, 2014).
The list of papers is posted, but currently these are the 2013 papers -- updates will follow!! .
Note the full paper citations are in the last 3 pages of this document.

June 2 update: All students have selected papers and the list is now final except there is one change to be updated. Projects are due, Tuesday June 10, 11:59 p.m., as a PDF file by email.


UW - Statistics: Friday, 09-Jan-15 Contact: Elizabeth Thompson <eathomp@u.washington.edu>