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Biostatistics for Plant Biologists


31 October - 1 November 2022


Michael Hothorn, Prof., University of Geneva
Debora Zoia, CUSO MPS Coordinator, University of Lausanne


Ludwig A. Hothorn, Prof., (retired), University of Hannover, (DE)


The 2 day course module will combine lectures and hands on practical sessions, covering the following topics.

1. Model-based and model-free analysis of dose(concentration)-response relationships
2. Pairwise and multiple inference between mutants, treatments, time etc. for non-gaussian variables, such as counts, proportions, heavily skewed, with values below detection limit, timo-to-event endpoints etc.
3. Regression models vs. calibration models
4.Inference for designs with small samples sizes
5.Pro- and Cons of transformations in biostatistics
6. Some principles in experimental design: i) pooling experiments to use a single wild type only, ii) CRD vs. RBS, iii) baseline covariates, iv) randomization vs. restricted randomization, v) increasing n_i with increasing s_i

IMPORTANT! : the participants must be familiar with R.


More infromation will follow


University of Geneva, Room TBA



Reimbursements for CUSO MPS Students:
- Train ticket, 2°class, half-fare from your institution to the place of the activity.
- NO reimbursement for your meal expenses.


NEW from 2021: Reimbursement of your travel tickets can be asked online through your MyCUSO.
See HERE for the procedure.

For any question concerning reimbursement please contact the CUSO MPS coordinator Debora Zoia.



Deadline for registration: TBA

*** for cancelation after the deadline of registration or in case of no-show: administraife fees of 50 CHF will be requested ***



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