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The Department of Biostatistics presents a regular speaker series each semester, generally on Thursday afternoon each week. Diverse experts lecture on their work in biostatistics.

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Biostatistics Seminar Series

Zhixiang Lin, Stanford University

Tuesday 1/23 3:00PM - 4:00PM
A522 Public Health

Biostatistics guest speaker, Zhixiang Lin, Stanford University, will present, "Statistical methods for high-throughput genomic data." 

In the first part of the talk, a dimension reduction method will be introduced where we extend Principal Component Analysis to propose AC-PCA for simultaneous dimension reduction and Adjustment for Confounding variation. We show that AC-PCA can adjust for variations across individual donors present in a human brain dataset. For gene selection purposes, we extend AC-PCA with sparsity constraints, and propose and implement an efficient algorithm. The second part of the talk will be focused on clustering methods in single cell genomics. In single cell genomics, it is technically challenging to obtain chromatin accessibility and gene expression data for the same cell. We have developed a computational approach to this problem, where a model-based clustering method is proposed to match cell sub-populations in these two data types. We also demonstrate that using one data type can guide clustering of the other data type. Our proposed Bayesian model accounts for the stochasticity due to biological and technical effects. Last, methodologies motivated by spatial temporal modeling of gene expression dynamics during human brain development will be briefly discussed.

 

Last Updated On Friday, January 12, 2018 by Kapko, Bernadette E
Created On Friday, January 12, 2018

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For information on seminars and events in the department, contact:

Bernadette Kapko
bkapko@pitt.edu
412-624-3022

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