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    Advanced statistics: Statistical modeling

    Lausanne, 6-10 Februray 2012

    Course description:


    The course will be centered on "statistical modeling" applied to biological problems, and we plan to discuss the following topics: advanced linear models, mixed models, generalized linear models, classification, and a short introduction to some Bayesian statistics. The emphasis will be put on concrete applications in biology.

    It is assumed that participants will have a level equivalent to the course Introduction to statistics for biologists that was organized in January 2011 in Geneva, and this course will build up on the content of the introductory course. In particular, prior knowledge of the "R" language and environment for statistical computing and graphics is required.

    The course will take place in room 2020 (reading room) of the Genopode building (see map) on the campus of the University of Lausanne; signs will be available to direct you to the room. A course dinner will take place during the week for all participants and teachers.

    Priority is given to the participants in the StarOmics doctoral programs, which co-organizes this course.

    The registration fee for Swiss academics is 100 CHF
    , and covers printed course notes, coffee breaks and the course dinner. Participants from the industry or from abroad should contact the organizers. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide any travel support to participants.


    For any questions, please contact Frédéric Schütz.

    Registration :

    Registration is closed.

    ECTS accreditation:

    2 credits

    Important: successful participating graduate students will have to inquire if these credits are accepted by their respective graduate schools.