Colorado State University

Statistics Department Hosts the 14th Graybill Conference on Statistical Genomics and Genetics

The Colorado State University Department of Statistics is hosting the 14th Graybill Conference this week on campus.

The conference brings in speakers and attendees from across the country to hear presentations, participate in poster sessions, and share ideas in exciting areas of current research. This year, more than 100 researchers and more than 70 students from around the world participated in the meeting. 

The theme for this year’s conference is statistical genomics and genetics, which includes disease gene mapping, epigenetics, meta-analysis, microbiome analysis, single cell sequencing, and many other important developing areas. Keynote speakers include Henry Pickering Walcott Professor of Biostatistics and Chair of the Department of Biostatistics Xihong Lin, of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Professor of Statistics and Vice Provost for Faculty at Carnegie Mellon University Kathryn Roeder. These exceptional researchers in the field will present along with more than a dozen illustrious invited speakers.

More than 30 posters were presented at the meeting. And prizes for best posters went to presenters from Stanford University, the University of Oslo, Colorado State University, and more.

The 14th conference is hosted by the Department of Statistics in the College of Natural Sciences and organized by a committee with representatives from Iowa State University, University of Chicago, University of Colorado, and University of Pennsylvania, with CSU Assistant Professor Wen Zhou leading the efforts from the department.

Information about next year’s conference, along with registration and submission details, will be available in the winter.