Delaware Chapter, ASA

Dinner Meeting: April 2009

Note: Our meetings are located at the Blue and Gold Club Tavern on the University of Delaware campus.

Be sure to arrive at the Blue & Gold Club Tavern by 6:20p Thursday, to facilitate taking food orders.

Speaker: Xiao-Yi Li
DuPont Crop Genetics
Title: Understanding genetic interactions: Epistasis


Ms. Li will present an overview of epistasis as an important interacting component of the genetic architecture of complex traits. Several statistical models have been developed in uncovering genotype-phenotype associations. She will review a few of these models, provide an example in a practical application and conclude with some limitations and difficulties present in modeling variation in genetic background that causes variation in allelic effects.


Ms. Li is a biostatistician in DuPont Crop Genetics. She received her Masters of Science degree in biostatistics at the University of Michigan where she studied association mapping in type II diabetes. At DuPont, she is involved in various statistical analyses such as association mapping and phenotypic screens.
Date: Thursday, April 16, 2009

Social hour -- 6:00 pm
Dinner -- 6:30 pm
Speaker -- 7:15 pm

Blue and Gold Club Tavern
University of Delaware   Directions/Map

Entree: Order from the Blue and Gold Club Tavern menu
Cost: $10 + cost of your meal


Reservations to: 

Irina Baldytcheva by Wednesday, April 15, 2009.
Phone: 302-885-9136
Email: Irina Baldytcheva.

Please note: Be sure to RSVP by this date.

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