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Research interests

I currently work on developing software currently called "SparsePainter" for efficient chromosome painting.

My research mainly focuses on applying statistical methods to population genetics.

I have developed two R packages which are available from GitHub:

LDAandLDAS: Linkage Disequilibrium of Ancestry (LDA) and LDA Score (LDAS)

HTRX: Haplotype Trend Regression with eXtra Flexibility

Talks:

Using ancient DNA to understand Multiple Sclerosis, Statistics discussion group, MRC IEU, University of Bristol, April 2022.

Using ancient DNA to understand Multiple Sclerosis, Research Students' Conference in Population Genetics, University of Warwick, June 2022.

HTRX: Haplotype Trend Regression with eXtra flexibility for learning SNPs and non-contiguous haplotypes associated with a phenotype. IEU monthly meeting, University of Bristol, November 2022.

Papers:

Barrie, W., Yang, Y., Irving-Pease, E.K. et al. Elevated genetic risk for multiple sclerosis emerged in steppe pastoralist populations. Nature 625, 321–328 (2024).

Yang Y, Lawson DJ. HTRX: an R package for learning non-contiguous haplotypes associated with a phenotype. Bioinformatics Advances 3.1 (2023): vbad038.

 

Education/Academic qualification

MSc Statistics (Medical Statistics), University College London

21 Sept 202020 Sept 2021

Award Date: 20 Sept 2021

BSc Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Beijing University of Chemical Technology

25 Aug 201615 Jun 2020

Award Date: 15 Jun 2020

Keywords

  • Population genetics
  • Biostatistics
  • Association Study
  • Statistics
  • Machine Learning
  • R packages

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