I am pleased to announce that the following seminars will take place at
the University of Limerick next Wednesday afternoon (March 14th). All
welcome. Instructions for accessing the link are given below
Wednesday, March 14th, 2-4pm, GLG043
2pm Tony Fitzgerald, University College, Cork
The Incidence and Repetition of Hospital-Treated Deliberate Self Harm:
from the World's First National Registry (2003-2009)
Ireland developed the world's first national deliberate self-harm (DSH)
registry to establish
the incidence of hospital-treated DSH at national level and the spectrum
and pattern of presentations
with DSH and repetition. The Registry recorded 75,119 DSH presentations
involving 48,206 individuals.
The association between age, gender, method of self harm, and the number
of previous self harm episode
and the risk of future DSH was examined using a conditional risk set
3pm Geoff Nicholls, University of Oxford
Phylogenetic inference for stochastic Dollo models
We describe a new class of stochastic models suitable for
binary data trait data. These models play a similar role to the GTR
base-subsitution models used in statistical inference for genealogy
from amino acid base sequence data.
Binary trait data are binary sequence data. Each taxon is described by
listing, for each of a number of traits, whether the taxon possess or
the given trait. Gene content data can be of this type. In the
applications of interest,
a trait is a unique innovation, passed down the lineages of a genealogy.
The trait may
be displayed by several taxa. A trait may be lost, and once lost in an
cannot be regained in descendents. The models are homoplasy-free and
thought of as a stochastic realisation of the Dollo principal. We give
fitting algorithms for stochastic Dollo models.
Binary trait data are common in phylogenetic studies of cultural traits.
We illustrate the ideas we describe on lexical trait data gathered on a
Indo-European languages. We report estimates of the phylogenetic
of the Indo-European languages. Known elements of the phylogeny can be
for checking. In prediction-validation tests, just three of thirty true
features were incorrectly rejected.
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