Short Courses and Tutorials


Short Course For Analyzing Quantitative 'Omic Data

The PQG will host another monthly short course series for the 2013-2014 school year. Please see the full list of dates and speakers below, as they continue to be updated.

The PQG offers the short course series on statistical and computational methods for analyzing genomic and 'omic data, genomic databases and resources, and data processing and analysis software, throughout the school year.

Organizer: Han Chen

Please direct any logistical questions to Shaina Andelman


Upcoming Short Course



Tuesday, November 18, 2014
12:30-2:00 PM
Building 2, Room 426 - Biostatistics Conference Room
a pizza lunch will be provided

Allan Just
Research Fellow
Department of Environmental Health


Pre-processing and analyzing DNA methylation microarrays

DNA methylation, an epigenetic modification which may modulate gene expression, can be impacted by the environment and also may be associated with subsequent health risks. The Illumina 450K methylation microarray, covering over 480,000 methylation sites, is a popular platform for measuring these marks for epidemiologic studies. This short course will present challenges and opportunities using this platform with a focus on the role of technical variability and pre-processing for epigenome-wide association studies (EWAS). Examples will include a large dataset from the Normative Aging Study and the use of free software tools (R and Bioconductor packages) as well as online data repositories.

 

2014-2015 Short Courses


  • Tuesday, September 23, 2014
    12:30-2:00 PM
    Building 2, Room 426 - Biostatistics Conference Room
    Chunyu Liu, Ph.D., NHLBI’s Framingham Heart Study

  • Tuesday, November 18, 2014
    12:30-2:00 PM
    Building 2, Room 426 - Biostatistics Conference Room
    Allan Just, Harvard School of Public Health


  • Tuesday, December 16, 2014
    12:30-2:00 PM
    Building 2, Room 426 - Biostatistics Conference Room
    Honghuang Lin, Boston University School of Medicine

  • Tuesday, February 17, 2015
    12:30-2:00 PM
    Building 2, Room 426 - Biostatistics Conference Room
    Andrea Baccarelli, Harvard School of Public Health

  • Tuesday, March 10, 2015
    12:30-2:00 PM
    Building 2, Room 426 - Biostatistics Conference Room
    Edoardo Airoldi, Harvard University

  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015
    12:30-2:00 PM
    Building 2, Room 426 - Biostatistics Conference Room
    Huanyu Zhou, Pfizer

 



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