NEW Seminar Series : 'Statistics Meets the Public's Health'
We are delighted to announce a brand new seminar series called 'Statistics Meets the Public's Health' featuring talks by Professor Sylvia Richardson, Professor Sheila M. Bird and Professor Lorenz Wernisch from BSU, taking place at Emmanuel College. This is a series of non-technical talks aiming to illustrate how statistics helps to find answers to a range of public health related questions.
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In a Perspective published in Science today (Friday 23rd October 2015), entitled “Systems biology (un)certainties”, Dr. Paul Kirk from MRC Biostatistics Unit, Dr. Ann Babtie, and Prof. Michael Stumpf, both from Imperial College, highlight the opportunities provided by mathematical models in the biomedical sciences, but stress the importance of assessing uncertainty and avoiding over-interpretation. Mathematical […]
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- Developing and Inspiring our Future Biostatisticians
This summer the MRC Biostatistics Unit (BSU) participated in the Nuffield Research Placement Scheme, where […]
- On Reach, Engagement and Dissemination – Shouldn’t People Read the Paper?
By Susan E Connolly, PhD student at MRC Biostatistics Unit, for CMAJ Blogs It was […]
- Sheila Bird presented with RSS Howard Medal
On the 8th September, Professor Sheila Bird, Programme Leader at MRC Biostatistics Unit (BSU), was […]
- Will a realistic complex system be stable?
Dr Paul Kirk from the MRC Biostatistics Unit (BSU) and colleagues from Imperial College London […]
- Do single-arm trials have a role in drug development plans incorporating randomised trials?
Grayling, MJ., Mander, AP.
Pharm Stat [Epub ahead of print]. (26th November 2015)
- Assessment of cognitive safety in clinical development.
Roiser, JP., Nathan, PJ., Mander, AP., Adusei, G., Zavitz, KH., Blackwell, AD.
Drug Discov. Today [Epub ahead of print]. (20th November 2015)
- Gaining power and precision by using model-based weights in the analysis of late stage cancer trials with substantial treatment switching.
Bowden, J., Seaman, S., Huang, X., White, IR.
Stat Med [Epub ahead of print]. (17th November 2015)
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