Genome-wide Imputation for Several Epigenetic Studies - HGEN 396 Undergraduate Research Project Application Form

Supervisor's Name: Celia Greenwood

Supervisor's Email: celia.greenwood [at]

Supervisor's Phone: 514-340-8222x8397

Supervisor's Website:

Supervisor's department: Epidemiology and Biostatics (Associate Member Human Genetics)

Course number: HGEN 396 (Human Genetics)

Term: Fall 2015-2016

Project start date: September 4, 2015

Project end date: December 7, 2015

Project title: Genome-wide Imputation for Several Epigenetic Studies

Project description (50-100 words suggested): The student will use imputation software to take SNP data from genotyping arrays and estimate genotypes at millions of other sites, through referencing against the 1000 Genomes and UK10K databases.   If time permits, this will be performed for 2-3 existing SNP data sets.

Prerequisite: 1 term completed at McGill + CGPA of 3.0 or higher; or permission of instructor.

Grading scheme (The final report must be worth at least 50% of final grade): laboratory  performance (40%), a final written report (50%), and an oral presentation (10%)

Project status: This project is taken.

How students can apply / Next steps: For HGEN: After all of the parts of this application forms are completed and the hard copy is signed by the professor and the student, bring the application form and a copy of your unofficial transcript to the Department of Human Genetics (to the attention of Dr. Patricia N. Tonin, Stewart Biology Building N5.13) during office hours.

Ethics, safety, and training: Supervisors are responsible for the ethics and safety compliance of undergraduate students. This project involves NEITHER animal subjects, nor human subjects, nor biohazardous substances, nor radioactive materials, nor handling chemicals, nor using lasers.