Statistics lecture by Snehelata Huzurbazar
- Thursday, October 1, 2015 from 4:10pm to 5:00pm
- Strand Union Building - view map
Snehelata Huzurbazar, from the Department of Statistics at the University of Wyoming, will present "Inferring the timing of gene duplications: Statistical issues, modeling, and data analysis."
Gene duplication is the key mechanism for evolutionary change. To infer the timing and nature of gene duplication, the 'data' used are the end result of various pipelines. In this talk, I will summarize how the 'data' are obtained, explore the shortcomings of analyses in the literature, and end with current work on overcoming these shortcomings. The interesting statistical problems are that the 'data' are maximum likelihood estimates, and that the biological process (saturation effects) presents complications in data modeling.
A secondary but important issue is the exploration of effects of decisions made at various stages of the pipeline on the final ‘data’.
This lecture is cosponsored by the Department of Mathematical Sciences and Mountain West CTR-IN.
The lecture will be preceded by light refreshments at 4 PM.
Free and open to the public.