IS.15: Biometrics Research by Women from Around the Globe

10 August 2020 | 13:00 UTC/GMT

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Speaker Abstracts

The work of R.A. Fisher brought statistics to the forefront of population genetics and agricultural experiments. With the completion of the Human Genome Project more than a decade ago, large-scale approaches to biological research are advancing rapidly to understand complex human diseases and agricultural traits. In particular, the development of microarray and Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies have revolutionized research in genomics and bioinformatics. High throughput platforms in genome sequencing, gene expression, methylation, and protein-DNA interactions, just to name a few, have led to massive amounts of data. Such unprecedented big data have created a great deal of challenges, such as missing data, complex dependency, and cell impurity, but in the meantime, offer exciting opportunities to innovate, both in new statistical methodologies and in novel applications. Further, systems biology dictates inter-cooperation among many different aspects of the system at different levels, leading to difficult yet interesting issues on data integration.

Session Chair:

Nusrat Jahan, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, James Madison University

Session Speakers:
Mijeong Kim, Ewha Woman University
Characterization of histone modification patterns and prediction of novel promoters using functional principal component analysis

Betty Mawire, Agricultural Research Institute

Shili LIn, Ohio State University
Detecting Differentially Methylated Regions </b><b>Using Bayesian Credible Bands