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Basic Research Skills Seminar (13 Feb 2017)

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Basic Research Skills Seminar

Centre for Genomic Sciences

We are pleased to announce this new series of seminars aimed at equipping researchers who are doing genetics-related research with appropriate skills in statistics, computing, and bioinformatics.

Basic Statistics/Probability Theory
for Geneticists

Dr Timothy Mak

13 Feb 2017 (Mon) 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Seminar Room 2, G/F
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Building for Interdisciplinary Research
 5 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

 
Abstract:

Probability and statistics are ubiquitous in medical and life sciences research. In this seminar, I will introduce some basic concepts and notations in probability and statistics, with a view to helping researchers understand the statistical contents of papers better. Basic concepts such as a random variables, probability density functions, distributions, expectation, and variance are introduced. Some ideas particularly relevant to genetics such as mixture distributions are also discussed. I will also discuss the differences between frequentist and Bayesian inference and the statistical thinking behind statistical testing and estimation.
 

Other seminars in the series:

Applications of Regression and Correlation in Genetics by Dr Timothy Mak
20 Feb 2017 (Mon) 3:00-4:00pm

Analysis of Rare Variants Association by Mr Robert Porsch
7 Mar 2017 (Tue) 2:30-3:30pm

 

ALL ARE WELCOME

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