For more than two decades, the Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics (SISG) has introduced geneticists to modern methods of statistical analysis and statisticians to the challenges posed by modern genetic data. Bruce Weir serves as the Director of SISG. The goal of SISG is to strengthen the statistical and genetic proficiency and career preparation of scholars from all backgrounds, especially those from groups historically underrepresented in STEM such as racial and ethnic minority groups, low income, first generation college students, veterans, people with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ groups.
Funding support for scholarships
Sessions will be held online July 11-29, 2022
- Format: All courses will be held online
- Module length: Each module runs two and a half days
- Rates: Early Bird rates through June 3
- Funding available: Apply for a SISG scholarship
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Rates for 2022
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SISG op-ed talks
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- Publishing Your Research aired Monday, July 26, 2021 and featured Lauren McIntyre, Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology University of Florida, and Michael Whitlock, Professor of Zoology, University of British Columbia
- Training and Research at the National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH aired Tuesday, July 27, 2021 and featured Carolyn Hutter, Division Director, Division of Genome Sciences, NIH National Human Genome Research Institute and Luis Cubano, Lead Extramural Training Program Director, Division of Genome Sciences, NIH National Human Genome Research Institute
- Culturally Informed Study Design for Indigenous DNA Databases aired Tuesday, July 27, 2021 and featured Phillip Wilcox, Department of Statistics, University of Otago, New Zealand and Silent Genomes Project
- Eugenics in Population Genetics aired July 28, 2021 and featured Rori Rohlfs, Assistant Professor of Biology, San Francisco State University. Recording not available
- Training and Research Support aired July 29, 2021 and featured Edgardo Falcón-Morales, Division of Training, Workforce Development and Diversity, National Institute for General Medical Sciences, NIH and Christopher Balakrishnam, Program Director, Division of Environmental Biology, National Science Foundation
- Statistical Genetics in the Private Sector: Fueling a genetics-driven R&D aired July 30, 2021 and featured Rajashree Mishra, Scientific Investigator, Statistical Genetics, Karl Guo, Scientific Lead, Human Genetics, GlaxoSmithKline, Russell Wolfinger, Director of Scientific Discovery and Genomics, SAS Institute, Inc.