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Held On:

August 2 - 4, 2006
Location: Hyatt Harborside at Boston's Logan International Airport
1st Floor Aquitania Meeting Room
101 Harborside Drive
Boston, Massachusetts, 02128-2918
Tel: 617 568 1234
Fax: 617 567 8856

The location for the dinner on Aug 3 at 7 PM will be the Queen Mary Room.( Dinner Menu )

This meeting is held in conjunction with the joint annual meeting of the American Society of Plant Biologists and the Canadian Society of Plant Physiologists.

Lodging Options:   Hyatt Harborside
When making your reservation, please be sure to say that you are attending the "Plant Microarray Short Course" in order to receive the reduced room rate of 189.00 + tax.


The University of Alabama at Birmingham's Section on Statistical Genetics is pleased to offer a National Science Foundation-funded Short Course on Design and Analysis of Plant Microarray Experimentation. This meeting will be held immediately prior to the joint annual meeting of the American Society of Plant Biologists and the Canadian Society of Plant Physiologists in Boston MA on August 2 - 4.

This course is designed to help investigators studying the genetics of plant traits to better understand and use statistical genetics methods, and thereby further their ability to meet their scientific objectives. It is aimed at established investigators, post-doctoral fellows, and advanced graduate students. The course is two and one half days in length, and offers a vigorous interactive educational program designed to enhance researcher's ability to implement and, importantly, interpret the results of sophisticated microarray analysis in plant research.

Women, members of underrepresented minority groups and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Tuition is $100 and does not include the cost of food, travel or lodging. Limited funds are available on a competitive basis for travel scholarships with preference given to graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.

Registration will be limited to 45, so please apply prior to June 10. Accepted applicants will be notified by June 12.

Schedule of Events:

**NOTE: You will need RealPlayer to view videos.

August 2, 2006 8:00 - 8:15 am David B. Allison Welcome  
8:15 - 9:45 am Naomi S. Altman
Introduction to Statistics


9:45 - 10:30 am David Galbraith
Survey of Plant microarrays


10:30 - 10:45 am   Break  
10:45 - 12:15 pm Guilherme Rosa
Designing the Experiment, including loops, replication and sample size. Biological replication. What is a Hypothesis?


12:15 - 1:30 pm   Lunch  
1:30 - 2:15 pm Robert Tempelman
Image processing, analysis, QC and normalization - Two color


2:15 - 3:00 pm Ryung S. Kim Preprocessing of oligonucleotide microarray: normalization and expression index computation - Affymetrix


3:00 - 3:15 pm   Break  
3:15 - 4:00 pm Xiangqin Cui Inferential Statistical procedures- linear models


4:00 - 4:45 pm David B. Allison Issues in inferential statistical analysis of microarray data.


4:45 - 5:30 pm Gary Gadbury FDR and Multiple Testing


5:30 - 6:00 pm   Q & A  
August 3, 2006 8:00 - 8:15 am Grier P. Page Introduction  
8:15 - 9:15 am Daniel S. Nettleton Cluster analysis


9:15 - 10:15 am Stephanie A. Monks Classification and discriminant analysis


10:15 - 10:30 am   Break  
10:30 - 11:30 am Julie Dickerson Ontologies and annotation


11:30 - 12:30 pm Bruce Aronow How to interpret microarray data


12:30 - 1:45 pm   Lunch  
1:45 - 2:30 pm Grier P. Page Quality Control in Microarray Experiments


2:30 - 3:30 pm Sorin Draghici Enrichment Analysis

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3:30 - 3:45 pm   Break  
3:45 - 4:30 pm Robert W. Williams Integromics and EQTL analysis


4:30 - 5:15 pm Willem Albert Rensink Bioinformatics tools and web sites and software


5:15 - 5:30 pm   Questions and Wrap up  
7:00 pm - All Dinner with faculty and students
Queen Mary Room, Dinner Menu
August 4, 2006 8:00 - 8:15 am
8:15 - 9:00 am
9:00 - 9:30 am
9:30 - 9:45 am
9:45 - 10:00 am
10:00 - 10:45 am
10:45 - 11:30 am
11:30 - 12:00 pm
Aquitania Rm
Grier P. Page
Naomi Altman
Sorin Draghici
Grier P. Page

Willem Albert Rensink
Bruce Aronow
Page & Cui
Software Demo-Bioconductor
Software Demo-Onto-Tools
Software Demo-PowerAtlas
Software Demo-Commercial Tools
Software Demo-GeneSpring
Software Demo-HDBStat! & MAANOVA
8:00 - 12:00 pm
Michelangelo Rm
Faculty Meet the Professors  
12:00 - 1:00 pm   Lunch  
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Aquitania Rm
David Finkelstein
Data Analysis Walk-through


3:15 - 5:00 pm
Aquitania Rm
All Meet the Professors: analysis assistance  

External Faculty:

UAB Faculty:

Contact Information:

Logistics: Richard Sarver
Department of Biostatistics
Ryals Public Health Bldg 414
1665 University Blvd
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL 35294-0022
Phone: (205) 975-9169/9170
Scientific: Grier Page, Ph.D.
Department of Biostatistics
Ryals Public Health Bldg 317D
1665 University Blvd
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL 35294-0022
Phone: (205) 934-4930

Funded by: National Science Foundation



Section on Statistical Genetics, University of Alabama at Birmingham

NSF Disclaimer:
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. (NSF 0217651). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.