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Dr. Sharon Browning, International Speaker Seminar Series

October 5, 2012

CIHR STAGE International Speaker Seminar Series proudly presents

Dr. Sharon Browning
Research Associate Professor at the Department of Biostatistics
University of Washington

Talk title: Identity by descent in “unrelated” individuals

Profile
Sharon Browning is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Washington in Seattle. She earned her PhD in Statistics from the University of Washington under the supervision of Elizabeth Thompson. She has previously held positions at North Carolina State University, GlaxoSmithKline and the University of Auckland in New Zealand.

Dr. Browning’s research involves development of statistical methods for analyzing large-scale genetic data, with a particular focus on models for haplotype frequencies. With Dr. Brian Browning she developed the methodology implemented in the BEAGLE software package. This methodology includes haplotype phase inference, genotype imputation, inference of identity by descent segments, and haplotypic association testing. Dr. Browning was also co-developer (with Dr. Bo Madsen) of the weighted-sum method for rare variant association testing.
 

Details

Date:
October 5, 2012
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Venue

The Hospital for Sick Children, CDIU Multimedia Theatre Room 4132, 4th Floor, Burton Wing
555 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Organizer

Program Coordinator CIHR STAGE
Phone:
416-946-7244
Email:
esther.berzunza@utoronto.ca
Website:
www.stage.utoronto.ca