Understanding the nature and causes of linkage disequilibrium in the human genome is important for mapping complex disease loci through association studies. The sequencing of the human genome revealed a remarkable haplotype structure and led to the HapMap project whose goal is to understand the patterns of DNA sequence variation. In a parallel development, recent studies have shown that much recombination occurs in hot spots. This workshop will concentrate on mathematical, statistical, and computational approaches to estimating recombination rates and determining the causes of haplotype structure.
|Monday, June 13|
|9:00-9:15am||Welcome and Introduction: Avner Friedman, Rick Durrett, and Paul Fuerst|
|Tuesday, June 14|
|4:00-4:30pm||Questions and Discussion|
|Wednesday, June 15|
|6:00-9:00pm||Banquet at the Holiday Inn|
|Thursday, June 16|