Announcement: Plant Microarray Data Analysis: Short Course - Jun

Richard Sarver RSarver at
Tue Apr 12 11:03:16 EST 2005

Plant Microarray Data Analysis: Short Course, June 13-14, 2005 in Madison,

The University of Alabama at Birmingham's Section on Statistical Genetics is
pleased to announce a short course on analysis and interpretation of
microarray data for plant biologists.

The course will be held June 13-14, 2005 preceding the 16th International
Conference on Arabidopsis Research in Madison Wisconsin at the Wisconsin

Topics to be included are:
*  Survey of various Arabidopsis and other plant microarrays *  Designing
the Experiment, including loops, replication and sample size *  Image
processing, analysis, QC and normalization - One and two channel arrays *
Cluster and Discriminate Analysis *  Inferential Statistical procedures- one
and two channel arrays *  False discovery rate (FDR) estimation and Multiple
testing *  Bioinformatic tools, web sites, and software *  Annotation, Gene
Ontology (GO) terms and Class level analysis *  Using expression arrays for
genotyping *  Co-expression analysis, promoter analysis *  Expression QTL
analysis *  Bayesian Methods *  Data Analysis Walk-through

Confirmed speakers include:

David B. Allison - University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Naomi Altman-
Penn State, Justin Borveitz - U. Chicago, Xiangqin Cui - UAB, David
Finkelstein - St. Jude's Hospital, Margarita Garcia-Hernandez- TAIR, Rudy
Guerra - Rice University, Ann Loraine- UAB, Stephanie Monks - Oklahoma
State, Grier Page - UAB, Paul Pavlidis- Columbia U., Brian Yandell- U.

Tuition is $100 and includes the cost of the text book (provided) as
instruction. This cost does not include the cost of food, travel or lodging.

Some funds are available for travel scholarships. Preference for
scholarships will be given to students and post-doctoral fellows.

Registration will be limited to 50, so please apply prior to May 10.
Accepted applicants will be notified by May 13.  To apply, click through to or, fill out the registration form, and
send it to rsarver at

Direct questions to:

Grier Page (205) 934-4930 - gpage at
Ann Loraine (205) 996-4255 - aloraine at
Xiangqin Cui (205) 996-4154 - xcui at


Richard F. Sarver
Department of Biostatistics
Section on Statistical Genetics
205.975.9169 T
205.975.2540 F
rsarver at <>

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