Centre for Statistical Data Analysis

Centre for Statistical Data Analysis

Together with the Centre for Biomolecular Network Analysis and the Centre for Bio-Modelling, the Centre for Statistical Data Analysis (CSDA) is part of the centres at EMBL with a strong computational component. More information on EMBL Centres can be found here on the Bio-IT Portal and on the EMBL homepage.

CSDA helps EMBL scientists across all EMBL sites to use adequate statistical methods for their specific technological or biological applications (e.g. testing, regression, clustering, classification, error rate estimation, sampling, visualization).

Who we are

Sarah Kaspar

Sarah Kaspar

  • In 2019, I completed my PhD in Biology at Heidelberg University, where I developed mathematical models for gene expression in bacteria.
  • My position at EMBL is shared between the Huber group and Bio-IT.
  • As the head of Centre for Statistical Data Analysis, I support EMBL’s scientific community in statistical data analysis by providing consulting and courses.
  • Note: I'm currently on maternity leave until August 2022.
  • Email: sarah.kaspar@embl.de
  • EMBL chat: @kaspar

Sacha Horn

Sarah Kaspar

  • I completed my PhD in Public Health and Epidemiology in November 2021 at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität where I studied the immune response of individuals during filarial lymphedema.
  • I’m running the Centre for Statistical Data Analysis from March until August 2022 during Sarah’s maternity leave.
  • Email: sacha.horn@embl.de
  • EMBL chat: @sahorn

The CSDA offers:

  • Consulting: See here for more details.
  • Collaborations: For more complex problems, the CSDA can also engage in collaborations. Priority is given to collaborations within EMBL. Typically, these start from consulting requests.
  • Training: The course Biostatistical Basics is held at least once per year. See here for further materials and resources.

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