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    Advanced statistics 2010: Statistical modeling

    Lausanne, 18-22 October 2010

    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 2010 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 the Genopode building (see map) on the campus of the University of Lausanne. A course dinner will take place on Wednesday evening in the restaurant "Les Brasseurs" for all participants and teachers.

    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 :

    The course is currently full and registration is closed. Since participants have not yet confirmed their presence by paying of the fee, some seats may become available again later. Please contact Frédéric Schütz if you want to be put on the waiting list. If there if enough interest, the course may be repeated in 2011.

    ECTS accreditation: 2 credits

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