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Population Genetic Data Analysis - Swiss Institute in Statistical Genetics - Module 2


6-8 September 2017


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


Prof. Jérôme Goudet, University of Lausanne (CH)
Prof. Bruce Weir, University of Washington (US)


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.


Concepts illustrated with R exercises.


Background reading:

Holsinger, K. and B.S. Weir. 2009. Genetics in geographically structured populations:defining, estimating, and interpreting Fst. Nature Reviews Genetics 10:639--650.

Weir, B.S. and C.C. Laurie. 2011. Statistical genetics in the genome era. Genetics Research 92:461--470.


University of Lausanne






Full attendance and active participation


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


6-8 September 2017
September 6th: 13h30-17h30

September 7th: 09h00-12h00 and 13h30-17h30

September 8th: 09h00-12h00 and 13h30-17h30


University of Lausanne

Biophore building, Amphitheater


- Please bring your laptop to the course!


Caroline Betto-Colliard
Phone: +41 (0)21 692 42 44

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.




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) 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.


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").



Deadline for registration 13.08.2017
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