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Population genetics and genome analysis

Short description of the working group

This working group aims at advancing the development and application of biostatistical approaches to analyse (epi-) genetic data. To bring together researchers from different disciplines working with this kind of data, we organise the biennial workshop "Biometrical Aspects of Genome Analysis" in cooperation with the working group Human Genetics from the GMDS and the working group Genetic Epidemiology from the DGEpi. The aim of this workshop is two-fold. On the one hand, educational talks and tutorials are given to present state-of-the-art statistical methods/approaches and to demonstrate their practical application. On the other hand, participants can present their own research and discuss open questions related to their work.

Workshop 2021

The 2-day workshop will take place on 4th and 5th October 2021 via Zoom. Networking will be possible in a virtual way. Again, contributions dealing with ongoing work or on open research questions are welcome. The invited talk given by Denise Kühnert (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History; Jena; Germany) will be about phylogenetics. Furthermore, there will be a hands-on tutorial on deep-Learning (Stefan Konigorski & Machine Learning Group; Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering; Potsdam; Germany). Further information is available on
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Prof. Dr. Silke Szymczak
Institut für Medizinische Biometrie und Statistik
Universität zu Lübeck
Ratzeburger Allee 160
23562 Lübeck
Tel: +49 (0)451 500 50600

Deputy speaker:

Dr. Miriam Kesselmeier
Institut für Medizinische Statistik, Informatik und Datenwissenschaften (IMSID)
Universitätsklinikum Jena
Salvador-Allende-Platz 27
07747 Jena
Tel: +49 (0)3641 9396627
E-Mail: miriam.kesselmeier(at)

Upcoming events

Annual Meeting of the International Genetic Epidemiology Society (IGES)
Date: 15-18 October 2021
Location: Montreal, Canada
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European Mathematical Genetics Meeting (EMGM)
Date: April 2022
Location: Cambridge, UK
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