CONTACT: GARY GALLUZZO
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0009; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Sept. 26, 2001
Genomics lecture on Sept. 27 focuses on statistical modeling
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- "Statistical Modeling of Large Microarray Data"
is the title of a genomics lecture to be given from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday,
Sept. 27 in Room 1505 of the Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences.
The talk will be presented by Dr. Lue Ping Zhao, Ph.D., affiliate professor
of biostatistics and epidemiology in the University of Washington School of
Public Health Sciences, who is visiting the University of Iowa College of
Engineering's Coordinated Laboratory for Computational Genomics.
Dr. Zhao is a biostatistician, whose recent work has addressed the complex
issues involved in assessing gene expression profiles from micro-array technologies.
While these technologies have great potential for illuminating biological
pathways, the ability to discern fine differences in levels of gene expression
is greatly challenged by the low fidelity of these technologies. Dr. Zhao's
work addresses the fundamental issues involved in being able to discern differentially
expressed gene levels.
Dr Zhao is also head of the Genetic Epidemiology and Microarray Affinity
Group at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. His lecture is sponsored
by the UI Cystic Fibrosis Genome Analysis Program and the Bioinformatics and
Computational Biology Seminar Series.
The lecture is free and open to the public. Individuals with disabilities
are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are
a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate
in this program, please contact the Engineering's Coordinated Laboratory for
Computational Genomics in advance at 384-0804.