Navigation Links
Statistician wins $150K scholarship to interpret biomedical data
Date:12/12/2010

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
fannin@wehi.edu.au
61-393-452-345
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
Source:Eurekalert  

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:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Statistician wins $150K scholarship to interpret biomedical data
(Date:7/2/2015)... , June 25, 2015 ... announced the addition of the "Natural Language ... Technologies (Recognition, IVR, OCR, Pattern & Image Recognition) ... their offering. The key vendors occupying ... HP, IBM Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, NetBase Solutions, SAS ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... 25, 2015 Research and ... "Next Generation Biometrics Market by Application, Technology, Function ... to their offering. The next generation biometrics ... at a CAGR of 17.9% between 2015 and 2020 ... for the market. Safran SA ( ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... -- Fingerprint Cards has received an order for ... the distributor World Peace Industrial Group (WPI), part of WPG ... Asia . Deliveries are planned to take place during ... smartphone manufacturers in Asia . The order ... guidance of approximately 2,200 MSEK for 2015. Jörgen ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Natural Language Processing Market by Type (Rule-Based, Statistical, and Hybrid), Technologies (Recognition, IVR, OCR, Pattern & Image Recognition) - Worldwide Forecast to 2020 2Next Generation Biometrics Market 2015 - Global Forecast to 2020 with Safran, NEC, 3M Cogent, Fujitsu & Suprema Dominating the $24 Billion Market 2Next Generation Biometrics Market 2015 - Global Forecast to 2020 with Safran, NEC, 3M Cogent, Fujitsu & Suprema Dominating the $24 Billion Market 3FPC Receives Order for Touch Fingerprint Sensors of 268 MSEK 2
... , Simultaneous targeting of two different molecules in cancer ... and stop metastasis, scientists at the University of California, ... effectiveness of combination treatments that include drugs like Avastin. ... a type of cancer known as neuroendocrine pancreatic tumors, ...
... German . Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which have been ... CFCs, are also climatically very active and many are also ... international team of researchers recommends that the most potent of ... side effect of the Montreal Protocol for the global climate. ...
... affects the air, it also seeps under the asphalt and ... chemist at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), has ... impact of the metals emitted by cars. Likewise, he has ... and for this purpose has taken samples from roadsides in ...
Cached Biology News:Cancer therapy more potent when it hits 2 targets 2Cancer therapy more potent when it hits 2 targets 3Protecting the climate by reducing fluorinated greenhouse gas emissions 2Protecting the climate by reducing fluorinated greenhouse gas emissions 3Car tracks beyond the asphalt 2Car tracks beyond the asphalt 3
(Date:7/6/2015)... DUBLIN , June 29, 2015 ... ) has announced the addition of the ... offering. Biotechnology for the Non-Biotechnologist, ideal ... basic theory, principles, techniques and potential of biotechnology. ... to understand the basic theory, principles, techniques, and ...
(Date:7/6/2015)... 2015 Navitas, a leading Regulatory Service provider, today announced that ... in Bogota, Colombia . Navitas, expansion into ... by Colombia , the third largest economy in ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150703/228239LOGO ... clients to communicate with Navitas regulatory professionals in close to or the ...
(Date:7/5/2015)... , ... July 06, 2015 , ... For many years, ... user had a high-end machine such as a Varian Cary 4000-7000, a Perkin Elmer ... was this design that even NIST used them for their SRM-2031 series going back ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... WIEN , July 3, ... Tiedemiehet voivat hakea verkossa osoitteessa  ... for Open Innovation in Science" ... Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaftin (LBG) tekemän, ... tutkimuksen mukaan terveystieteiden kaksi suurinta ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Navitas Launches Latin American Regulatory Operations Hub in Bogota, Colombia 2Navitas Launches Latin American Regulatory Operations Hub in Bogota, Colombia 3FireflySci Simplifies the Calibration of UV Spectrophotometers with FUV Photometric Accuracy Standards 2FireflySci Simplifies the Calibration of UV Spectrophotometers with FUV Photometric Accuracy Standards 3Maailman ensimmäinen tiedemiesten koulutukseen suunniteltu avoimen innovaation ohjelma käynnistyy 2Maailman ensimmäinen tiedemiesten koulutukseen suunniteltu avoimen innovaation ohjelma käynnistyy 3
... a home-grown Milwaukee medical device company, finished a funding round ... advantage of Wisconsin's new tax credits for investors, which can ... ,Neurognostics oversubscribed on its $1 million angel finance round by ... a tech-based research and development company, the firm falls in ...
... novel project to match genetic information from Alzheimer's patients ... , ,The two-year project is the first to tap ... gathered for its Personalized Medicine Research Project, one of ... database of electronic medical records, the project aims to ...
... on Monday afternoon that it is suing Third ... issue. Third Wave sued Stratagene over the same technologies ... Third Wave's Invader products and Stratagene's FullVelocity. Both are ... FullVelocity allows researchers to make copies of a gene, ...
Cached Biology Technology:Milwaukee firm among first to use Act 255 tax credits in investor pitch 2Milwaukee firm among first to use Act 255 tax credits in investor pitch 3Milwaukee firm among first to use Act 255 tax credits in investor pitch 4Marshfield study mixes DNA into electronic medical record to screen for Alzheimer's 2Marshfield study mixes DNA into electronic medical record to screen for Alzheimer's 3
... Immunogen: Synthetic peptide derived from the ... mouse dog and orangutang occludin proteins. ... occludin protein. Reactivity: Human (positive ... with rat mouse dog and orangutang ...
...
... protein western blot (WtPAN) is ... specific protein expression in plant ... is included in each blot ... comparison between different western blots. ...
... Water is suitable for use ... by incubating with 0.1% diethylpyrocarbonate ... remove the DEPC.DNase/RNase-Free Distilled WaterDistilled ... in all molecular biology applications. ...
Biology Products: