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Theme Day: Experiments in Genomics and Proteomics

Tuesday 12 August 2008

Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, UK

Organisers: Professor R Bailey (Queen Mary, London), Dr B Bogacka (Queen Mary, London), Dr H Grossmann (Queen Mary, London) and Dr D Woods (Southampton).

in association with the Newton Institute programme Design of Experiments (21 July to 15 August 2008)

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The cells in living organisms accomplish their functions by producing specific proteins. In order to identify the genes regulating this process high-troughput technologies have been developed over the past decade. In particular, microarray experiments for simultaneously studying the differential expression of thousands of genes are routinely used by now. Similarly, proteomics experiments analyse profiles from gas spectrometry to understand how genes are translated into proteins. In parallel with the advent of the new technologies the question of design has attracted considerable attention. The corresponding design problems are varied and often require the development of new theory or interpreting existing results in an entirely new way.

Speakers will include:

Sir David Cox (Oxford), Keith Baggerly (Texas M.D Anderson Cancer Center), Kathleen Kerr (Washington), Rahul Mukerjee (Indian Institute of Management) and Terry Speed (Berkley).


There will be three scientific sessions and ample opportunity for informal interaction.

11:00 11:30 Registration and Coffee
11:30 12:30 Session I
12:30 13:30 Lunch
14:00 15:30 Session II
15:30 16:00 Tea
16:00 17:30 Session III

Accommodation and Costs:

There is a daily registration fee of £30 (reduced to £20 for students) which includes admission to all seminars, lunch and refreshments but does not include dinner or accommodation.

The daily accommodation fee is £55, this fee includes a registration fee, bed and breakfast accommodation for one night together with lunch and refreshments (Monday to Friday only).

Accommodation is available from Sunday 10 August to breakfast on Saturday 16 August 2008

Accommodation and meals (breakfast and lunch) are provided at Wolfson Court, next to the Newton Institute where single study bedrooms with shared bathrooms are available. Please note dinner is not included in this fee. Delegates are expected to arrange their own evening meal.

Some support may be available for PhD students and early career researchers (within 5 years of PhD) under the Institute's Junior Membership scheme.

Sponsored by:

JMP from SAS GlaxoSmithKline
GenStat The Royal Statistical Society

Fisher Memorial Trust

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