22nd Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics (SISG)

Thank you to the more than 900 people from 28 countries and 44 U.S. states and territories who made the 2017 Summer Institutes a great success!

Dates for next year: July 9-27, 2018. Module schedule and descriptions will be available in January 2018. Scholarship applications will be accepted beginning mid-January and registration will open early February.

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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.


Dates: July 10-28, 2017

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SISG participants may design a program relevant to their interests by choosing from among the 20 modules being offered (most participants take two or three).  Each module is two-and-a-half days (all day Monday/Tuesday and Wednesday morning OR Wednesday afternoon and all day Thursday/Friday). Individuals attending the institute receive certificates of course completion in recognition of their participation. 

SISG is supported by the NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) under award number 5R25GM059733.

New for 2017

New modules, such as Cancer Genetic Counseling;& Interpretation have been added for 2017 while popular courses, such as Quantitative Genetics remain part of the program as well. Other new modules include:

SISG Modules at the University of Lausanne

Several of this year's SISG modules will offered at the Swiss Institute in Statistical Genetics, hosted by the University of Lausanne in September 2017: