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September 19, 2014

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Fields Institute to host First Canadian Genetic Epidemiology & Statistical Genetics Workshop

TORONTO, March 29, 2006. The First Canadian Genetic Epidemiology and Statistical Genetics Workshop meeting will take place on March 30-31, 2006 at the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Science.

Human genetics is advancing quickly into new research areas, including population genetics and genetic epidemiology. This has lead to a high demand worldwide for expertise in genetic epidemiology and statistical genetics. The Canadian population-based genetic research community explores many opportunities to combine new technologies with unique Canadian resources including founder populations, large families and Canada’s universal health care system to build new population samples for genetic research. The first Canadian meeting of researchers from this community is being hosted by the Fields Institute in Toronto, on March 30-31, 2006.

Several Genome Canada and CIHR-funded researchers are participating in the two-day Canadian genetic epidemiology and statistical genetics workshop and will be available to discuss population genetics as it relates to their areas of study.

The First Canadian Genetic Epidemiology and Statistical Genetics Workshop is sponsored by the CIHR Institute of Genetics and Institute of Population and Public Health, Genome Canada, MITACS (Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems), National Program on Complex Data Structures (NPCDS), the Fields Institute, IBM and Affymetrix Inc.

The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Science, located in Toronto, is recognized as one of the world's leading independent mathematical research institutions. With a wide array of pure, applied, industrial, financial and educational programs, The Fields Institute attracts over 1,000 visitors annually from every corner of the globe, to collaborate on leading-edge research programs in the mathematical sciences. It promotes mathematical activity in Canada and helps to expand the application of mathematics in modern society.

The Fields Institute receives major funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. The Institute's seven principal sponsoring universities are Carleton, McMaster, and York University, and the Universities of Ottawa, Toronto, Waterloo, and Western Ontario. Supported as well by five affiliate universities and several corporate sponsors, the Fields Institute is located on the campus of the University of Toronto. See www.fields.utoronto.ca for further details.

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