Biostat 580B - Statistical Genetics Seminar

Instructor: Ellen Wijsman
Instructor: Katie Kerr
Instructor: Elizabeth Thompson
Instructor: Stephanie Monks

1 credit

Winter Quarter 2004
Seminar: Tuesday 3:45-4:45, in F643 HSB

This is a participatory seminar! Students, postdocs, faculty all present their own work and/or papers from the literature.

Remember the important questions:

Why? What? Why? How? Why? What next? and WHY?

(Why is this question important? What did they do? Why did they choose this approach? How did they do it? Why did they choose these methods? What should come next? Why is this the next logical step?)

Reminder: Everyone should read the papers for weeks in which we read a journal article. If the paper is available electronically, we will provide the reference, and you may download your own copy from the healthlinks web site, or through the UW e-journals page.
If the paper is not available electronically, the discussion leaders should make 2 copies, and should put one copy in each of the stat mailbox and the biostat 580B homework folder, preferably a week ahead of time. The stat mailbox is in the mail room in statistics; the biostat 580B homework folder is in the top left drawer underneath the biostat mailboxes in a folder to the far left as you face the mailboxes. Others should then make their copies from one of these two copies.

Discussion leaders are only expected to spend 20-30 minutes (jointly) presenting the assigned paper(s). If you don't understand everything, focus on what you can, and try to think about what is important about the papers, and what open questions you are left with. KEEP THE NUMBER OF PREPARED TRANSPARENCIES TO A SMALL NUMBER (AROUND 6), TO ENCOURAGE DISCUSSION.


Statistical Genetics Computing in Biostat

Statistical Genetics at UW has software installed for the use of UW StatGen students and others. This software is installed and maintained at our Statgen Biostatistics computing page. To use the software, a biostat computing account is needed: Biostat 580B seminar participants may obtain an account through this class. (Since this is an ongoing class, with ongoing participation by StatGen people (we hope!), we believe this will lead to less admin headaches for all.)
Please note: Your Biostat computing account given in connection with the Statistical Genetics seminar is for learning and exploring the software, not for doing your research computing. Your research computing should be done on computing resources allocated for that purpose.

For lists of previously suggested topics, click here .



Jan 13: Lixuan Qin

Jan 20: Paul Scheet

(Jan 21: COMBI seminar (1.30 p.m.) Elizabeth Thompson )

Jan 27: Elisabeth Rosenthal, Terri Kim

Feb 3: Garrett Hellenthal, Ying Huang
Garrett and Ying will focus on the McVean theory paper. The other paper is the data paper that motivated this line of research, but we will probably not get into the data paper this week.

Feb 10: Rob Igo, with Mike Badzioch (et al?)

Feb 17: Caroline Cutting, Ting-Yuan Liu

Feb 24: Arindam RoyChoudhury, Joe Rothstein

Mar 2: Audrey Fu, Saonli Basu

Mar 9: Professor Bruce Weir, NCSU

Mar 12 and Mar 17:

For a link to other seminars of related interest, click here.

For a link to previous schedules of the statistical genetics seminar, click here. Last updated: Tuesday, 09-Mar-2004 20:58:13 PST

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