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Biostatistics Seminar Series: 02/22 Monday 2pm, “A tutorial for a multivariate linear mixed model based QTL(Quantitative Trait Loci) analysis tool : FlxQTL”, Dr. Hyeonju Kim of UTHSC.


Dear Colleagues,

The Division of Biostatistics at the Department of Preventive Medicine invites you to attend the following seminar.

Time: 02/22 Monday 2pm

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Speaker: Dr. Hyeonju Kim (UTHSC)

Title:A tutorial for a multivariate linear mixed model based QTL(Quantitative Trait Loci)  analysis tool : FlxQTL”

Abstract: FlxQTL is a Julia software package, developed for genetic mapping of multivariate traits faster with greater flexibility compared to existing linear mixed model based algorithms.  It offers comprehensive functionalities for QTL analysis: genetic kinship computation, genome scan, pair scan, permutation test, and visualization, etc.  In this talk, a step by step demo from the package installation to visualization will be presented using Arabidopsis thaliana data (Recombinant Inbred Lines). 


Bio: Hyeonju Kim was awarded a PhD in Statistics at the University of Arizona and  is currently a postdoctoral fellow working with the mentor, Dr. Saunak Sen in the division of

Biostatistics in the Preventive Medicine department at the UTHSC.  Her areas of expertise are high-dimensional analysis for large-scale data using optimization techniques, stochastic processes and extreme value theory.

We look forward to seeing you all among us. 

Chi-Yang Chiu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics

Department of Preventive Medicine, UTHSC