A two day Winter School on Genetic Analysis of Complex Traits was organised by the Department of Anthropology, Dibrugarh University in collaboration with Human Genetics Unit of Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata on 21st and 22nd December in the Department. A large number of teachers and research scholars from various reputed academic institutions viz. Gauhati University, Assam University, IIT Guwahati, Indian Council of Medical Research, NE Regional Centre, Abhayapuri College, D.H.S.K. College, N.L.B. City Colllege, Margherita College, Silapathar Science College, Gogamukh College participated in the Winter School.
The program was inaugurated by Professor A.K. Buragohain, Vice Chancellor, Dibrugarh University on 21st December at the Conference Hall of the Department of Anthropology. Professor Sarthak Sengupta extended a warm welcome to the participants and the dignitaries. Professor Saurabh Ghosh, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata explained the relevance of the Winter School. Professor Samir Bhattacharjee, FINSA, FNAS, FIAS, Emiretus Professor, Vishwa Bharati University, West Bengal graced the occasion as Guest of Honour. Professor N.K. Gogoi, Head of the Department presided over the inaugural session. Ms. Arindita Goswami, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, anchored the session and also proposed the Vote of Thanks.
The focus of the workshop was to update the basic knowledge of Statistics, Human Genetics and Epidemiology, Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium and Allele Frequency Estimation, Illustration using Oral Cancer Data, Hands on Computer Exercise on Association Analysis using SPSS.
Well known faculty from Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata- Professor Saurabh Ghosh, Professor Bidyut Roy, Dr. Raghunath Chatterjee and Dr. Abhik Ghosh acted as Resource Persons.Renown Human Genetics and Genetic Epidemiologists Professor Partha Majumdar, FINSA, FIAS, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata presented his Valedictory Speech on the topic "Concepts and Cautions in the Quest for Indentifying Genomic Associations with Disese".
The Winter School successfully concluded on 22nd December where participants were awarded certificates.
Ms. Geetanjali Devi, Assistant Professor of the host Department ended up the session with a formal Vote of Thanks.