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[Arrays] COURSE: Computational and Statistical Aspects of Microarray Analysis (IV)

stefano iacus stefano.iacus at unimi.it
Mon Jan 30 05:12:10 EST 2006

Computational and Statistical Aspects of Microarray Analysis (IV)
June 18-23 2006, Bressanone-Brixen, Italy

This 5 days lecture series provides an introduction to genomic data  
and their interpretation.
The main focus will be on microarray experiments, covering  
statistical topics such as preprocessing, normalization, quality  
assessment, gene identification, machine learning and inference for  
graphs and networks.
Applications of these methods to proteomics and other high throughput  
technologies will also be covered.
Computer laboratory material will be available for self-study.

Participants should have some minimal background on biological,  
statistical and computational aspects of microarrays, or other high- 
throughput data.

Participants interested in hands-on, interactive activities should  
consider signing up for the lecture and laboratory series (space is  
very limited). These require a basic knowledge of the R or S  
language. An introductory R course will be given.

The maximum number of participants is 60. Participants will receive a  
copy of the book "Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Solutions  
Using R and Bioconductor", Gentleman et al., 2005.
There are 40 additional places for auditors (lectures only).

Lecturers of the course:
* Robert Gentleman, Head of Program in Computational Biology,  
Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research  
Center, Seattle (WA), USA.

* Wolfgang Huber, European Bioinformatics Institute, European  
Molecular Biology Laboratory, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus,  
Cambridge, England (UK).

* Zhijin (Jean) Wu, Center for Statistical Sciences, Brown University  

The course is organized jointly by Universities of Milan and Padua,  
Italy in collaboration with the Biocondutor project and the R  
Foundation for Statistical Computing.

For further  information, registration and topics please refer to the  
course web page "http://www.economia.unimi.it/marray" or contact  
stefano.iacus at unimi.it

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