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Title

Bayesian Statistics for Genetics - Swiss Institute in Statistical Genetics - Module 1

Dates

4-6 September 2017

Organizer(s)

A joint course with the Doctoral Program in Organismal Biology
Prof. Jérôme Goudet, University of Lausanne (CH) & Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics
Prof. Bruce Weir, University of Washington (US)

Speakers

Prof. Jonathan Wakefield, University of Washington (US)

Prof. Ken Rice, University of Washington (US)

Description

The use of Bayesian methods in genetics has a long history. In this introductory module we will begin by discussing introductory probability. We will then describe Bayesian approaches to binomial proportions, multinomial proportions, two-sample comparisons (binomial, Poisson, normal), the linear model, and Monte Carlo methods of summarization. Advanced topics will be touched on, including hierarchical models, generalized linear models, and missing data. Illustrative applications will include: Hardy-Weinberg testing and estimation, detection of allele-specific expression, QTL mapping, testing in genome-wide association studies, mixture models, multiple testing in high throughput genomics.


Background Reading: P.D. Hoff (2009). A First Course in Bayesian Statistical Methods. Springer-Verlag.

Location

University of Lausanne

Map

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Credits

1.5

Evaluation

Full attendance and active participation

Information

!PREREQUISITE!
Have attended the course "An Introduction to R" or a similar course.

 

When?
4-6 September 2017
September 4th: 09h00-12h00 and 13h30-17h30

September 5th: 09h00-12h00 and 13h30-17h30

September 6th: 09h00-12h00

 

Where?
University of Lausanne

Biophore building, Amphitheater

 

Information:
- Please bring your laptop to the course!

- Please download the open source software R (https://www.r-project.org/) and INLA, a non-standard package (http://www.r-inla.org/download)

 

Questions?
Caroline Betto-Colliard
@: ecologie-evolution@cuso.ch
Phone: +41 (0)21 692 42 44

Expenses
Registration Fees: 

Free for participants belonging to a CUSO University (UniBE, UniFR, UniGE, UniL & UniNE) and PhD students of the DP-biol.

250CHF for Academic participants

500CHF for Non-Academic participants

The registration fees do not comprise accomodation and food.

 

 

Reimbursement:

PhD students of the DPEE are eligible for reimbursement of incurred travel expenses by train (half-fare card, and 2nd class) and meals (up to 25 CHF). Please send the original tickets (no copies, except for the general abonnement) with the reimbursement form to:

 Caroline Betto-Colliard

 Doctoral Program in Ecology and Evolution

 DEE- Biophore Building

 University of Lausanne

 CH-1015 Lausanne

 

Regarding reimbursement of accomodation, please contact Caroline Betto-Colliard (ecologie-evolution(at)cuso.ch) BEFORE the beginning of the course (only for PhD students of the DPEE ).

 

For all other PhD students, please check reimbursement conditions on the website of your doctoral program.

Registration

CUSO PhD students: through your MyCUSO account. 

 

External participants (non-CUSO PhD students, post-docs, etc...): use the icon "registration" at top of page and the last gray box "non-CUSO student" ("personne hors myCUSO").

Places

40

Deadline for registration 13.08.2017
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