Joint SSA Victorian Branch and Biostatistics & Bioinformatics Section Event: Biostatistics Bonanza!

On Thursday August 23, three international rising stars in biostatistical research – Valentijn de Jong (Netherlands), Jennifer Thompson (UK) and Simon White (UK) – visited us in Melbourne to showcase their work at the monthly Victorian Branch meeting. Held at the University of Melbourne, this was a joint event with the SSA Biostatistics and Bioinformatics […]

Name change for the SSA Biostatistics Section

The SSA Biostatistics Section aims to be actively involved in both biostatistics and bioinformatics  engaging in the promotion and conception of events such as seminars, workshops, and available job opportunities that span across both fields. To reflect this practice, we have recently been endorsed a name change from the SSA Biostatistics Section to the SSA Biostatistics […]

Weighted gene co-expression network meta-analysis

For the SA Branch’s July meeting Max Moldovan from the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) spoke about the application of weighted gene co-expression network analysis (WGCNA), a common tool for the detection of co-expressed gene groups.  Max proposed meta-analysis of RNA-seq datasets within WGCNA as a way of overcoming problems associated with […]

Early stopping adaptive trial designs: Bayesian or frequentist?

The August talk of the South Australian branch was held in the Napier building at Adelaide University on Wednesday 22nd. The presenter was Dr Andrew Vincent, a biostatistician at the University of Adelaide. Andrew first introduced himself to a full and mixed audience comprised of statisticians, students and clinicians, with a brief overview of his […]

First impressions of ISCB-ASC2018

Our conference started officially today, but it was preceded by a number of workshops yesterday, as well as the “Early Career Researchers Networking Event”. ‘Looks like everyone is having a fabulous time so far! Networking Drinks at the Ludlow Bar                    

Global data crunch looms: not enough people to handle it

Big data is exploding so rapidly around the world, there are not enough skilled operators to handle and interpret it. The demand for expert data professionals is outstripping supply many times over, an international group of scholars and educators warned today. Details of a global project to beef up the teaching of data studies in […]

Talking about your research to a non-technical audience

Do you or your team need to talk about your research to a non-technical audience? Join Science in Public for a one-day communication and media training workshop that will help you to explain your research to the media, government, industry and other stakeholders. Register now for the next media training session in Canberra on Wednesday […]

Abel Prize 2019 – Call for nominations

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters is calling for nominations of candidates for the Abel Prize 2019. The Abel Prize amounts to NOK 6 million. The Abel Prize recognizes outstanding scientific work in the field of mathematics, including mathematical aspects of computer science, mathematical physics, probability, numerical analysis and scientific computing, statistics and applications […]

NSW Branch July meeting with Dr Martin Bliemel

The NSW Branch July meeting hosted a presentation from Dr Martin Bliemel, who is the Director of the Diploma in Innovation and a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation at UTS. Martin’s presentation focused on the question of what it is that makes a university an “entrepreneurial university”. Although there are some clear […]

Vic Branch event: Statistics and Sport

On July 10, about 150 statisticians / data scientists braved a typically cold Melbourne winter morning to hear Hassan Kamel of Crypton Capital and Darren O’Shaughnessy of the Hawthorn Football Club speak about the intersection of statistics (and data science more broadly) and sport. This event was held jointly with Data Science Melbourne, with the […]


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