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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.