Course Announcement / Reminder (ABSTAT18)

ABSTAT18
Advanced Biostatistics for Bioinformatics Tool Users using R

with Lisete Sousa and Carina Silva

Keyterms: Simulation, Bayesian Inference, Hidden Markov Chains and Multivariate Data Analysis

The GTPB is proud to announce that the above referenced hands-on training course is open for applications

Important dates:
Deadline for applications: March 23rd 2018
Course date: April 3rd – April 6th 2018

Admission:
Candidates with adequate profile will be accepted in the next 72 hours after the application until we reach 20 participants.

This course is targeted for Biostatistical techniques often employed in analytical tools for high throughput data and multivariate data. Participants can expect to attend a thorough set of lectures that will reveal the conceptual frameworks that are needed to understand the methods. Extensive hands-on practice will be the main vehicle for providing the skills and user independence. To keep things in context, the course is exclusively based on biological examples.
We will be using custom-built R scripts and packages that are available from the CRAN and/or Bioconductor repositories.
Care has been taken not to use any proprietary data or software, so that the hands-on experience can carry on after the course, providing maximum user independence.

Methodology:
This intensive course will introduce a relatively high number of concepts and methods. To keep it highly practical, we will spend most of the time in hands-on sessions.
– We will focus on each method using examples taken from biological data.
– We will then dissect the method, identifying the concepts and exploring their interrelationships.
– The applicability and limitations of each method will be emphasized.
– The use of the method will be illustrated using appropriate Bioinformatics tools and biological data resources.