Information for prospective and current students
The Statistical Genetics Working Group is based in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at SFU. The Group welcomes all students with interests in statistics and/or statistical computing who share a curiousity about genetics and biology. Students in the group enroll in the Department's graduate programme. More information on StatGen and graduate studies in Statistics at SFU is available through the following links.
- What is StatGen?
See articles in Quanta Magazine: "A Statistical Search for Genomic Truths", Science: "Careers in Statistics Evolve and Expand", or Nature: "Biostatistics: Revealing Analysis", describing what statistical geneticists do, and other related general information.
- What information is available on graduate study in Statistics at SFU?
See the Department's brochure, which includes information on degree programs offered, how to apply, tuition and financial support, etc. The SFU Dean of Graduate Studies Office has also prepared a helpful site detailing scholarship and award opportunities available to grad students.
- What is expected of graduate students in the programme?
We have drafted a short summary of our expectations.
The Department has also prepared a list of useful preparatory material for Masters students entering our program; Statistics graduate students should focus on the Stat Theory and Linear Models components of this list.
- What research resources are available?
There are many writing resources available on the web, such as tutorials on how to write an outline, understanding plagiarism, writing for graduate students and how to write more effectively. Our group also maintains a page with some local research and programming resources that we use a lot. Finally, the SFU Student Learning Commons can provide personalized help with writing, learning, and study strategies.