GWAS Workshop (2016 Wuhan, China)

China has risen to the second largest country contributing to high-quality science, surpassed only by the United States (Nature Index 2015). For genomic research, BGI (Beijing Genomic Institute) has become the largest factory of sequencing in the world. There is a critical need to interpret the sequencing data into knowledge for battling human diseases and improving Agricultural production.

With support from the Foreign Affair Office at Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU), a workshop will be instructed by Dr. Zhiwu Zhang, one of the world leaders in developing methods and computing tools for Genome-Wide Association Study (GWAS), which is the most efficient approach to map genes controlling human diseases and agriculturally important traits.

This 6-day workshop (July 4-9, 2016) will partially cover the course of “Statistical Genomics (CROPS 545)” offered by Dr. Zhiwu Zhang at Washington State University. The workshop is designed for talent graduate students with background in at least one of the three areas: genetics, statistics, and computer programming. Intensive work is expected for students with background in only one of the areas. Certificate will be given to all participants, either onsite or online with score of 60 out of 100 and above. Please read the syllabus for details.