Courses Taught by Goncalo Abecasis

BIOSTAT666 Statistical Models and Numerical Methods in Human Genetics

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Abecasis, Goncalo
  • Prerequisites: Biostat 602 or Perm. Instr.
  • Description: Introduction to current statistical methods used in human genetics. Topics will include sampling designs in human genetics, gene frequency estimation, the coalescent method for simulation of DNA sequences, linkage analysis, tests of association, detection of errors in genetic data, and the multi-factorial model. The course will include a simple overview of genetic data and terminology and will proceed with a review of numerical techniques frequently employed in human genetics.
  • Syllabus for BIOSTAT666

BIOSTAT866 Advanced Topics in Genetic Modeling

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Abecasis, Goncalo
  • Not offered 2017-2018
  • Prerequisites: Biostat 601, Biostat 602, Biostat 666 or Perm. Instr.
  • Description: Advanced topics in quantitative genetics with emphasis on models for gene mapping, pedigree analysis, reconstruction of evolutionary trees, and molecular genetics experiments, computational mathematics, and statistical techniques such as Chen-Stein Poisson approximations, hidden Markov chains, and the EM algorithm introduced as needed.