26th 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 posted by modern genetic data. Bruce Weir serves as the Director of SISG.

2021 Dates

Online July 7-23, 2021

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  • Scholarship applications are being accepted on a rolling basis while funds remain.
  • General registration is open. Early registration rates end June 18.
  • 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.

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!"