SICSA Summer School - Statistical Inference in Computational Biology

14 June, 10 09:00 AM - 18 June, 10 05:00 PM

e-Science Institute, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh

Organiser: Guido Sanguinetti and Simon Rogers
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Any slides or other material generated as a result of this event can be found at: www.nesc.ac.uk/action/esi/contribution.cfm?Title=1062

Invited Speakers:

Terry Speed, University of California at Berkeley, USA,
Magnus Rattray, University of Manchester, UK
Chris Holmes, University of Oxford, UK
Michael Stumpf, Imperial College London, UK
Dirk Husmeier, Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland, UK
Manfred Opper, T.U. Berlin, Germany

The school will consist of 6 4 hour modules, each delivered by an expert of international standing over 5 days. The first two sessions will serve as an introduction to multi-variate and Bayesian statistics respectively with a leaning towards the tools required in Computational Biology. The remaining sessions will cover four of the main inference tasks in Computational Biology - network reconstruction, inference within models of biological processes, inference in phylogenetics and phenotype-genotype associations to explain genetic diseases.

Target Audience

The primary target audience of the school are PhD students from non life-sciences background who are now working within Systems Biology, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. Another important target audience are PhD students and postdocs working in quantitative biology, who may want to learn more about statistical modelling approaches.


This event is provisionally scheduled to start at 09:00 Monday 14 June 2010 and close at 17:00 on Friday 18 June 2010.

A programme is available at: http://www.nesc.ac.uk/esi/events/1062/Programme.pdf

A dinner is being held in Heights Restaurant on the 17 June at 19:30


Assistance with accommodation is offered once you have registered.


Registration for this event is now closed. To enquire about an application or to cancel a previous application please contact NeSC Administration.

Important Dates

23 Feb - Registration Opens
07 Jun - Registration Deadline
07 Jun - Date we will respond to your application by (Please note this is the latest date we will respond to your application. It is normal policy for us to respond within 5 working days where possible.)
14 Jun - Event Starts at 09:00hrs


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Enquiries should be made directly to our Conference Administrator.



This event is hosted by e-Science Institute in association with the following organisations:
  University of Glasgow (www.gla.ac.uk)     SICSA Logo     PASCAL  University of Edinburgh  
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