This is the program for the 2010 Joint Statistical Meetings in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Activity Details

CE_21C Tue, 8/3/2010, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM CC-12 (East)
Statistical Methods for Genomewide Association Studies — Continuing Education Course
Instructor(s): Jennifer Clarke, University of Miami, Adrian Dobra, University of Washington
We will provide a thorough introduction to the statistical analysis of genomewide association studies (GWAS). We will survey the types of biological information involved in GWAS, as well as their motivation, goals and experimental design. We will present the data quality checks that need to be performed before moving on to the pre-processing and data summarization steps of the statistical analysis. We will explain the role of stochastic search methods in the context of GWAS. We will introduce the main classes of statistical models that are used in GWAS. Statistical methods for validation and prediction will also be covered. We will end with methods for identification and visualization of genetic networks. Real-world examples will be used throughout. We will also present computer code and software packages implementing the methods described.

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