27th Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics (SISG)

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.

July 6-29, 2022

All courses will be held online

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  • Design a program relevant to your interest by choosing from module offerings.
  • Most participants take 2 or 3 modules. Each module is two-and-a-half days.
  • Participants receive a certificate of completion for each module.

2021 SISG Op-Ed Talks

Monday, July 26: Publishing Your Research - Recording
  • Lauren McIntyre, Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology University of Florida
  • Michael Whitlock, Professor of Zoology, University of British Columbia
Tuesday, July 27: Training and Research at the National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH - Recording
  • Carolyn Hutter, Division Director, Division of Genome Sciences, NIH National Human Genome Research Institute
  • Luis Cubano, Lead Extramural Training Program Director, Division of Genome Sciences, NIH National Human Genome Research Institute
Tuesday, July 27: Culturally Informed Study Design for Indigenous DNA Databases - Recording
  • Phillip Wilcox, Department of Statistics, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • TBA, Silent Genomes Project
Wednesday, July 28: Eugenics in Population Genetics - Recording not available
  • Rori Rohlfs, Assistant Professor of Biology, San Francisco State University
Thursday July 29:  Training and Research Support - Recording
  • Edgardo Falcón-Morales, Division of Training, Workforce Development and Diversity, National Institute for General Medical Sciences, NIH
  • Christopher Balakrishnam, Program Director, Division of Environmental Biology, National Science Foundation
Friday July 30: Statistical Genetics in the Private Sector: Fueling a genetics-driven R&D - Recording
  • Rajashree Mishra, Scientific Investigator, Statistical Genetics
  • Karl Guo, Scientific Lead, Human Genetics, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Russell Wolfinger, Director of Scientific Discovery and Genomics, SAS Institute, Inc.

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, and differently abled and 2SLGBTQ groups.


2021 Registration Rates

Group Early-Bird Fee per Module (Through June 18) Regular Fee per Module (After June 18) Payment with UW Budget Number
Academic, Government, Non-Profit
13% discount
Corporate, For-Profit Organizations


Participant Comments

  • "I made connections with people who are also interested in cutting-edge genetic approaches and who could be important resources and collaborators in the future."
  • "I valued the overview of different aspects of this field. It gave me a lot of ideas for what I could do in my own research."
  • "I am new to genetics, so this was an excellent blast of information for me to enhance my exposure. The instructors were informative, professional, approachable, and friendly!"