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Tue 2 Sep 2014
12:30 - 17:00

Venue: Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site

Provided by: Graduate School of Life Sciences


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Bioinformatics: Introductory Statistics and Experimental Design for Genomics
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Tue 2 Sep 2014

Description

”To consult the statistician after an experiment is finished is often merely to ask him to conduct a post mortem examination. He can perhaps say what the experiment died of.” - R.A. Fisher

Modern genomics technologies are able to deliver an unprecedented amount of data rapidly. However, without due care and attention early in the experimental process, such data are meaningless if they cannot adequately answer the intended research question. This course is aimed at those planning high-throughput genomics experiments and highlights the kinds of questions they should be asking themselves. We we also review key statistical concepts that underpin the design process and are referred to throughout further Bioinformatics training courses.

Timetable

  • 12:30 - 13:30 - Introductory Statistics (Lecture) - Mark Dunning
  • 13:30 - 14:15 - Exploratory data analysis (Discussion) - Mark Dunning
  • 14:30 - 15:30 - Experimental Design (Lecture) - Roslin Russell
  • 15:30 - 17:00 - Experimental Design (Discussion) Roslin Russell, Mark Dunning

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Sessions

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainers
1 Tue 2 Sep 2014   12:30 - 17:00 12:30 - 17:00 Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site map Roslin Russell,  Mark Dunning
Aims
  • Review basic concepts in statistics and hypothesis testing
  • Highlight the key experimental design issues that researchers should address whilst planning their experiment
  • To enable researchers to interpret statistics and graphs that are commonly-used in Genomics publications
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