Statistical methods in in bioinformatics

Bernd Klaus   2017-12-19   Comments Off on Statistical methods in in bioinformatics

Date/Time
Date(s) - 2017-12-19 - 2017-12-21
09:00 CET - 16:00 CET

Location
EMBL Heidelberg, Room 202

Categories


Statistical methods in in bioinformatics
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December 19th – 21th, 2017, Room 202, EMBL Heidelberg

Instructor: Bernd Klaus, bernd.klaus@embl.de, b-klaus.de.

This advanced course provides a basic overview of statistical methods that are
commonly used in the analysis of high throughput data sets. All methods
will be introduced using RNA-Seq (single cell and bulk) datasets.
A working knowledge of R is required for this course and can be obtained
via self learning using this material here:

http://b-klaus.de/teaching.html#introduction_to_r_using_the_tidyverse

The course should also be very suitable for people with some experience in another
scripting language like Python or Matlab. While the course focuses on R,
many of the techniques covered are also implementable in other scripting languages
like Python using e.g. the PANDAS, sklearn etc. modules.

The course will be a mix of lectures and hands-on training. Practicals will
consist of computer exercises that will enable the participants to apply statistical
methods to the analysis of data under the guidance of the lecturer and
possibly teaching assistants.

The course open to all at EMBL (including outstations) and free of charge.

Please register below.

Timetable
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Tuesday, December 19th, 2017
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Data handling and tidy data

9:00 – 12:00
ca. 10:30 Coffee break

* Basics of arithmetics and data handling in R
* Data frames and tidy data

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch break

13:00 – 16:00
ca. 14:30 coffee break

* Data handling with dplyr verbs
* The “group-apply-combine” strategy for data analysis
* Putting together tables with related information

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017
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Visual exploration for bioinformatics

9:00 – 12:00
ca. 10:30 Coffee break

* Review of ggplot2 for elegant graphics
* Regression and local regression (LOESS)
* Normalization and variance stabilization of ([sc]-RNA-Seq) count data

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch break

13:00-16:00
ca. 14:30 coffee break

* Heatmaps and clustering
* Dimensionality reduction: PCA, MDS and t–SNE

Thursday, December 21th, 2017
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Factor models and machine learning

9:00 – 12:00
ca. 10:30 Coffee break
* Factor analysis methods, dealing with batch effects
* Statistical testing / enrichment analysis

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch break

13:00-16:00
ca. 14:30 coffee break

* Some machine learning methods

Bookings

This event is fully booked.