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SuSTaIn EdgeCutter One Day Workshop on

Hidden Complexities in Complex Traits and Genome-wide Association

Royal Statistical Society, London, UK
19th October 2015


Genetics promises to help us understand the underlying evolutionary structure of complex traits and so give insight into the heritable component of many important diseases.

However, scientific advances have remained incremental which suggests that current methodology is limited. Improved statistical methods and modelling will be key to making the most of existing data and preparing for the next generation of data.

This workshop aims to bring together experts on the methodology underpinning the analysis of complex traits and their relationship to genetics and biological function. The focus will be at the cutting edge of the statistical analysis of complex traits data, its associated practical interpretation and the benefits to society at large.

This workshop is organised by Dan Lawson, Mark Beaumont and Nic Timpson.

Invited speakers


Here is the PROGRAMME for the day.


Participants are encouraged to bring posters and should indicate on the registration form that they will be bringing a poster. Partipants that do not indicate in advance that they will be bringing a poster will only be permitted to display it if there is space.


The registration fee for the workshop is £25.

The registration fee includes access to the workshop, refreshments including a buffet lunch.

The workshop is subsidized by the SuSTaIn initiative.

If you would like to attend the workshop please register using this form

The closing date for registration is 1st October 2015.

Financial Assistance

Limited financial assistance will be available to graduate students and early career researchers. This will be available on a first-come first-served basis and can cover travel and subsistence (but not registration). Please email the organizers to check availability.


The workshop will be held at the headquarters of the Royal Statistical Society in London.

The location of the Royal Statistical Society and instructions on how to get there can be found here.


Enquiries may be made by sending an email to hidden-complexities2015@bristol.ac.uk