Symposium on Biostatistics and Statistical Genetics,
Castletroy Park Hotel, University of Limerick, Sept. 18th 2009
At this one day symposium, a number of internationally respected researchers will give keynote talks on the cutting edge of biostatistics and statistical genetics.
The symposium is organised by the BIO-SI project which is based in the Centre of Biostatistics at the University of Limerick and the Statistics Group at the National University of Ireland, Galway. The project is supported by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI). The symposium itself is supported by SFI and the Irish Statistical Association (ISA).
The symposium will be held in the Castletroy Park Hotel, which is opposite the main entrance to the university.
The cost for participation will be €40 for academics and €10 for research students. This fee includes lunch and refreshments.
There will be a symposium reception and dinner in the evening (dinner costs €40).
Although you will be able to pay on the day, in order to register please e-mail [log in to unmask] stating your name, department, institution dietary requirements and whether you wish to attend the evening dinner by Friday, Sept. 11th.
Further information on the symposium and venue can be obtained at www.ul.ie/statgen
The symposium timetable is
10:00-10:30 Registration and Coffee
10:30-10:40 Opening Address
10:40-11:30 Wally Gilks (University of Leeds) - A statistical base-caller for Illumina next-generation sequencing.
11:30-12:20 Simon Tavaré (University of Cambridge) - Evolutionary approaches for studying cancer stem cells.
14:00-14:50 Jianxin Pan (University of Manchester) - Joint modelling of mean-covariance structures for longitudinal data: an overview.
14:50-15:40 Jinde Wang (Nanjing University) - Inequality constrained statistical models.
16:00-16:50 Dankmar Böhning (University of Reading) - Population Size Estimation, Non-Parametric Mixtures, Empirical Bayesian Smoothing.
16:50-17:40 Bent Jørgensen (University of Southern Denmark) - Dispersion Models for Extremes.