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[Computational-biology] Population Analysis Introductory Workshop, Seattle, WA

Paolo Vicini via comp-bio%40net.bio.net (by vicini from u.washington.edu)
Fri Feb 29 19:18:40 EST 2008

The Resource Facility for Population Kinetics (RFPK) is pleased to offer an
Introductory Workshop on Population Analysis using the System for Population
Kinetics in Seattle, WA, USA, on March 24-25, 2008.

The two-day workshop will feature: Model development, testing and
identifiability; hands-on introduction to differential equation and
numerical modeling; individual and population models, population
distributions; approaches to population analysis based on likelihood
approximations. The understanding, practical usage and implementation of
modeling concepts described in the workshop will be reinforced through
hands-on use of published data sets.

The System for Population Kinetics (SPK) will be used for workshop training.
The SPK is a web-based service for modeling and simulation being developed
by the RFPK at the University of Washington. SPK facilitates nonlinear least
squares and mixed effects modeling via a web browser and Java interface and
uses a NONMEM-compatible language for model specification. The service is
freely available and individual accounts will be provided to workshop
participants (pursuant to the SPK Terms of Service). The SPK is accessible
through the RFPK website located at http://www.rfpk.washington.edu.

Cost of attendance for the workshop is USD 400 (USD 200 for students and
postdoctoral fellows), and includes workbooks, coffee breaks and lunch both
days. Space is limited. Software and computer access during the workshops
will be provided. Registration and more information can be found at:

For more information about the RFPK, see http://www.rfpk.washington.edu.

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