Intro to Statistics and Experimental Design

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Intro to Statistics and Experimental Design

By UCSF Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute & Gladstone Institutes

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Date and time

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 · 2 - 5pm PDT


UCSF Mission Bay Campus Bakar Auditorium (HD-160) 1450 3rd Street San Francisco, CA 94158


Why do we perform experiments? What conclusions would we like to be able to draw from these experiments? Who are we trying to convince? How does the “magic” of statistics help us reach conclusions? This talk, by Reuben Thomas of the Bioinformatics Core, is open to anyone interested in designing experiments to test hypotheses (e.g., the effect of a drug treatment, gene mutation or disease on gene expression, percent reprogrammed cells, survival time or mitochondrial velocity). No background in statistics is required.

No laptop required.

== Presenter ==

Reuben Thomas, Staff Research Scientist, Gladstone Institutes

About the organizer

The emerging field of precision medicine demands a new approach to research that harnesses the power of data science. This requires biomedical researchers and practicing clinicians with skills in quantitative and computer sciences as well as modern computing and data infrastructure to support relevant research activities and implement findings in clinical practice. The UCSF Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute is working to build a foundation of faculty and knowledge assets in computational health sciences and bring together a community of thinkers interested in this emerging field. Our initiatives are focused on enhancing education and infrastructure as well as building community with the goal of advancing computational health sciences in research, practice, and education—in support of precision medicine for all.


Based in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood, the Gladstone Institutes is an independent state-of-the-art biomedical research institution that empowers its world-class scientists to find new pathways to cures.

At Gladstone, over 350 scientists and trainees use visionary science and technology in cardiovascular biology, immunology, neuroscience, and stem cell biology to overcome unsolved diseases. They are supported by cutting edge core facilities and essential administrative partners.

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