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May 9, 2018 | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Category: Seminar
Location: CS Mott Center for Human Growth and Development #103
Cost: Free
Calendars: Research Events
Audience: Current Graduate Students, Faculty, Invite Only, Staff


Many life scientists feel the need to either spend time and efffort to personally understand and use various analysis methods, or to hire somebody with strong computational skills in their groups. However, today there are many ready-to-use sophisticated methods and approaches that are designed to be used by life scientists without requiring them to understand the nuts and bolts. Much like everybody can drive a car that includes sophisticated software, advanced electronics and complex mechanical devices without understanding their functioning, researchers should also be able to use sophisticated analysis tools without the need for understanding advanced statistics or computer science. This talk will briefly discuss and demonstrate a few of the methods and tools currently available to life scientists using omics data. Some of the problems addressed include: i) the identification of the pathways that are significantly impacted in a given condition; ii) the identification of mechanisms of action of drug or diseases; iii) finding active miRNAs (without performing a miRNA assay); iv) complex meta-analyses, and v) identifying biomarkers. Several real data sets will be analyzed in real-time. Members of the audience are encouraged to bring their own laptops, submit their data, and explore the results with the speaker.

For more information about this event, please contact Dawn Cochrane at 313-577-0502 or