2017 July : Biostatnet

Statistical Methods for Microbiome Studies
Statistical Methods for Microbiome Studies Vigo, 9th July 2017. Malu Calle Pre-conference Courses (ISCB 2017). Understanding human-microbiome relationship and how it can be modulated is a frontier for preventive medicine and for the medical management of chronic diseases and represents an opportunity for food and pharma industry. Although the human microbiome has long been known to influence human health and disease, high-throughput DNA sequencing technologies have revolutionized this field by allowing the study of the genomes of all microorganisms of a given environment. Metagenomics provides an efficient and cost-effective tool for investigating the members of a microbial community and how they change. It represents a breakthrough in the study of the link between human microbiome and our health. This course provides a self-contained introduction to microbiome data analysis. A brief introduction to concepts in microbial ecology and microbial DNA sequencing will be given but the main focus will be on illustrating the use of R packages, such as phyloseq, for managing and visualizing high-dimensional and structured data, normalization, filtering, and multivariate analysis of microbiome count data. More info of other pre-conference courses, here.  
38th Annual Conference of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics
The 38th Annual Conference of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics will be held in Vigo (Spain) on 9-13 July 2017. The International Society for Clinical Biostatistics (ISCB) was founded in 1978 to stimulate research into the principles and methodology used in the design and analysis of clinical research and to increase the relevance of statistical theory to the real world of clinical medicine. Like previous annual conferences of ISCB, the 2017 conference will provide a scientific forum for international exchange of theory, methods and applications of biostatistics in medical research and practice among clinicians, statisticians and members of other disciplines, such as epidemiologists, clinical chemist and clinical pharmacologists, working or interested in the field of clinical.More info http://www.iscb.info/