Host: Institute of Cancer Sciences and Institute of Population Health
Professor Carlo Berzuini, Centre for Biostatistics, Institute of Population Health
“Some remarks on the joint analysis of longitudinal biomarker and event outcome data, with applications in predictive medicine and early disease detection”
The topic of this presentation is attracting considerable interest in the statistical community, both for the methodological challenges it brings up, and for its importance in such applicative contexts as biobank studies, protein biomarker discovery and real time patient monitoring. The presentation will review the state of the art in the area and a number of open issues which remain unresolved.
Dr Cong Zhou, Institute of Cancer Sciences, “Challenges in modelling biomarker dynamics: a case study”
Having gained a doctorate degree in computational biology, Cong Zhou is now working as a lecturer in biomarker statistics in the Institute of Cancer Sciences. His research focuses on developing and applying novel statistical methods to help identify biomarkers that can be used in cancer diagnosis and treatment. He is interested in modelling the dynamics of biological molecules during treatment to investigate their roles in disease progression. He is also interested in combining high throughput sequencing data from different levels, eg genome and proteome, to identify novel candidates for biomarkers.
About the research series:
The monthly Faculty Research Series events are open to all staff and students from across the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences and the University, offering an opportunity to celebrate research achievement and stimulate scientific interaction. Each month one host School or Institute from the Faculty will pair with a different School or Institute to highlight and showcase similar topics from different perspectives. The 2014 series is led by Professor David Eisner and administered from the Faculty Research Office.
Held on Wednesday lunchtimes, each meeting lasts an hour, including two 20-25 minute presentations – one from a junior and one from a more senior member of Faculty staff. Each presentation will be followed by a short discussion. A buffet lunch will be available from 12.30. Presentations begin at 1pm.
Please note that registration is essential if you wish to attend the buffet lunch, please register via Eventbrite