Navigation Links
Statistician wins $150K scholarship to interpret biomedical data

Statistician Mr Davis McCarthy has won a $150,000 scholarship from the General Sir John Monash Foundation to undertake a PhD at the University of California, Berkeley.

Mr McCarthy, who works in the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute's Bioinformatics division, said he was looking forward to starting his PhD in September 2011.

"The work I propose for my PhD will help biologists to develop treatments for diseases such as cancer, malaria, and diabetes," Mr McCarthy said. "Statisticians may operate behind the scenes in improving human health, but our contributions can be wide-ranging and profound."

Recent advances in biology have been driven by the development of ultra high-throughput DNA sequencing technologies that allow biologists to investigate the differences in thousands of different genes at once. The outcome of this is the generation of an overwhelming amount of data.

"Making sense of this deluge of data presents a real challenge," Mr McCarthy said. "Statisticians aim to help biologists obtain as much useful information from their data as possible by providing robust statistical analysis techniques implemented in easy-to-use, well-documented, public software."

Mr McCarthy said there are many possible applications. "We can, for example, investigate which genes are 'differentially expressed' between tumour cells and healthy cells as a step towards understanding the mechanisms by which cancer evades the body's defence system," he said.

Mr McCarthy plans to undertake his PhD in the Department of Statistics at UC Berkeley, home to several leading researchers in this field who actively collaborate with the institute's bioinformaticians.

Mr McCarthy began working in the field of biomedical statistics in 2006, while an Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) student in the Bioinformatics division. UROP is a scheme designed to give undergraduate students an early opportunity to experience rea

Contact: Penny Fannin
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. ASA, CSSA and SSSA present scholarships and fellowships
2. 3 UAB students awarded prestigious Goldwater scholarships
3. WPI professor receives Fulbright Scholarship to work on tissue engineering in Ireland
4. Uniform method to interpret autism spectrum disorders is defined at Ben-Gurion University
5. Bulls-eye electrode helps interpret thoughts, deliver stimulus to aid paralyzed, epileptic patients
6. Learning how the pieces responsible for interpreting the human genome work
7. UVic biomedical engineer outsmarts HIV
8. UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics professor to be inducted to AIMBE College of Fellows
9. Biomedical and health professionals converge in D.C. to absorb new findings in science of informatics
10. Fish gelatin: Ultra-high-tech biomedical uses ahead?
11. Plagiarism sleuths tackle full-text biomedical articles
Post Your Comments:
Related Image:
Statistician wins $150K scholarship to interpret biomedical data
(Date:9/28/2015)... Calif. , Sept. 28, 2015 Synaptics ... human interface solutions, today announced that Lenovo has selected ... fingerprint sensor, FS4202, for its latest smartphone, the Vibe ... password-free access to unlock the device and provide swift ... The feature-rich Natural ID FS4202 sensor solution ...
(Date:9/10/2015)... , Sept. 10, 2015 Report Details ... Study Reveals Selling Opportunities and Revenue Prospects to ... future of biologics, especially new drug classes? Get ... stay ahead with exclusive market data and industry ... trends, developments, results, opportunities and sales predictions. ...
(Date:9/8/2015)... AUSTIN, Texas , Sept. 8, 2015   ... results of the new survey, Smart Marketing for ... survey of 580 engineering professionals reveals insightful findings about ... as the types of content engineers most value and ... Marketers targeting technical audiences grapple with ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
... representing solar industry stakeholders has developed standard contracts that ... to access low-cost financing for residential and commercial solar ... (SAPC) working group, assembled by the Energy Department,s National ... developers, law firms, financiers and analysts with expertise in ...
... Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) today announced the launch of ... -- a new, free service, called bioRxiv (pronounced "bio-Archive"). ... share the results of their work before peer review and ... its contents costs nothing. Each paper is given a ...
... DETROIT Collaborating with researchers from the Northwestern University ... at Wayne State University,s School of Medicine led by ... in the inflammatory stress mechanism and specific inhibitor for ... by Zhang, associate professor of immunology and microbiology and ...
Cached Biology News:
(Date:10/8/2015)... 2015 .   ... Goldman Small Cap Research, a stock market ... microcap sectors, announced today that it has published ... Inc. (OTCQB - PMCB), a publicly traded, clinical ... treatments for cancer and diabetes. To view the ...
(Date:10/8/2015)...  The ALS Association, in partnership with Prize4Life, is ... revolutionize communication technology solutions for people living with ALS. ... (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that ... spinal cord. Eventually, people with ALS lose the ability ... to total paralysis and death within two to five ...
(Date:10/8/2015)... ... , ... Talon Innovations, a provider of Precision Machined Products and ... is one of three finalists for the Minnesota Business magazine’s Manufacturing Award in the ... Innovations was recognized as a nominee for this competitive award. , The “Best ...
(Date:10/7/2015)... , Oct. 7, 2015 Boston ... the start of the Boston Scientific Connected Patient ... advancements in the use of remote patient monitoring to ... designers and entrepreneurs can submit their ideas and collaborate ... ( ). Cambridge, MA ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
... PARK, N.C., Nov. 16, 2010 Scientists from ... data demonstrating that the company,s lipid-conjugated drugs, CMX001 ... Organic Anion Transporters (hOATs) and thus have significantly ...  These data, presented at the International Pharmaceutical Federation ...
... has announced the winners of its 2010 Photo Prize ... and Mario Pereda from Spain were awarded first, second ... respectively. The winning photos were selected from 3800 entries, ... interpretation of Syngenta,s purpose: Bringing plant potential to life. ...
... announces that a new market research report ... Global Specialty Enzymes Industry ... worldwide markets for Specialty Enzymes in US$ Million ... Enzymes, Polymerases, Nucleases, and Other Specialty Enzymes. The ...
Cached Biology Technology:
... human XAB2 (amino terminus) XAB2 (XPA-binding ... interaction with XPA. Immunoprecipitation experiments have also ... with the transcription-coupled repair-specific proteins CSA and ... II. Microinjection experiments with XAB2 antibodies resulted ...
... maintenance, calibration, and validation (MCV) ... 96-well plate used for hands-free ... procedures using the Bio-Plex suspension ... is for use with Bio-Plex ...
Biology Products: