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 Robert Balshaw

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Talk Title:
A Biostatistician’s Take on Biomarkers

Thursday, October 18th, 2012, 6:00 pm

Senior Scientist, Statistician, Communicable Disease Prevention and Control Services (CDPACS), BC Centre for Disease Control

Robert Balshaw

The traditional training of a biostatistician ill prepares one to encounter the enormous datasets and science-fiction technologies that arise during the search for biomarkers. In my talk I will describe a few of the interesting projects I have had the good luck work on over the last few years and how biomarkers have become recurring theme in my work. Along the way, I will discuss some of the ways that Bioinformatics and Biostatistics may cross-pollinate with one another in the search for and validation of new biomarkers.

Please note:
Trainees are invited to meet with the VanBUG speaker for open discussion of both science and career paths. This takes place 4:30-5:30pm in either the Boardroom or Lunchroom on the ground floor of the BCCRC

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