Biostatistics & Bioinformatics for Cancer Research 101 Course

Biostat 101 2022

Promoting Rigor and a Reproducible Statistical and Bioinformatics Approach for Your Research

Understanding biostatistics and computational biology is paramount for cancer research. BIOSTATISTICS AND BIOINFORMATICS FOR CANCER RESEARCH 101, B2CR 101, for cancer researchers at the University of Florida Health Cancer Center is a diverse program presented in a 12-lecture series. The lectures introduce the basic principles of statistics, bioinformatics, and computational biology including AI and are intended for those who are in the process of learning biostatistical and bioinformatics applications or for those who desire a refresher course. Types of data, descriptive statistics, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation/regression, survival analysis, sample size calculation/power analysis, and introduction to bioinformatics and AI will be taught in this course series. Some classes will introduce basic theory and application of computing as a tool. Over the course, reproducibility and replicability of scientific research will be emphasized considerably.

The goal of this class is to introduce the basic statistical and computational biology concepts and methods for cancer research and promote rigors and reproducible statistical approach for cancer research.

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Course Overview and Registration

Types of data, descriptive statistics, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation/regression, survival analysis, sample size calculation/power analysis, and introduction to Bioinformatics and AI will be taught in this course series. Some classes will introduce basic theory and application of computing as a tool. Over the course, reproducibility and replicability of scientific research will be emphasized considerably.

Course Instructor

The lectures will be presented by the faculty and staff of the Division of Quantitative Sciences.

Schedule

Every Wednesday from Sept. 7 – Nov. 30, 2022 | 2-3 p.m. (there will be no lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 23)

This lecture series is virtual via Zoom, except for the last lecture on Nov. 30, which will be in person in the Biomedical Information Teaching Space, Room C1-121 and will not be offered virtually.

These lectures will not be recorded.

Intended Audience

UF clinicians, fellows, cancer researchers and students looking for an introduction to or refresher on basic biostatistical principles.

This is offered at no cost. Register below.

  • Lecture Selection

    NOTE: You must attend at least 10 of the 12 lectures and complete the assignments for those lectures in order to receive a certificate of course completion. All of the lectures are from 2-3 P.M., and will be held over Zoom Video Conference.

Contact

Ken Thompson
Administrative Assistant