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August 2022

BSU Seminar: “Genome-wide genetic models for association, heritability analyses and prediction”

August 22 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
School of Clinical Medicine, Hills Road
Cambridge, CB2 0SP United Kingdom
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Speaker: David Balding, Honorary Professor of Statistical Genetics at UCL Genetics Institute and University of Melbourne Abstract: Although simultaneous analysis of genome-wide SNPs has been popular for over a decade, the problems posed by more SNPs than study participants (more parameters than data points), and correlations among the SNPs, have not been adequately overcome so that almost all published genome-wide analyses are suboptimal. ¬†While there has been much attention paid to the shape of prior distributions for SNP effect sizes,…

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September 2022

19th Armitage Workshop and Lecture

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
CRUK Cambridge Institute, Li Ka Shing Centre, Robinson Way
Cambridge, CB2 0RE United Kingdom
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We are delighted to be organising our 19th Armitage Workshop & Lecture on the theme 'Meeting the challenges of COVID-19 through statistics'. Our Armitage Lecturer will be Professor Nicholas Jewell from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, speaking on: "Biostatistics in Infectious Disease Research: Test-negative designs from Influenza, Dengue and Ebola to COVID-19 " Test-negative designs are a relatively recent addition to observational study toolboxes, originally employed for assessment of seasonal influenza vaccination programs. I will review the…

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