Statistical and dynamical models in biology and medicine

October 27-28, 2011, University Göttingen

This workshop intends to bring together researchers from different research areas such as bioinformatics, biostatistics and systems biology, who are interested in modeling and analysis of biological systems or in the development of statistical methods with applications in biology and medicine. See also the flyer.

List of keynote speakers:

For the full program download the abstract book.

Preliminary Workshop program:
 Thursday, Oct. 27
12:30 Session I (Chair: Ingo Roeder) Estimation and modelling of genealogical data
12:30-13:25 Keynote: Arndt von Haeseler Genetic Ancestry of modern humans
13:25-13:45 Thomas Zerjatke Correlation structures in the development of related stem cells
13:45-14:05 Christiane Fuchs Estimation of single-cell heterogeneities from cell populations
14:05-14:25 Achim Tresch Statistical Methods for the Analysis of Stem Cell Genealogies
14:25-15:40 Poster session I + coffee  
15:40 Session II (Chair: Tim Beißbarth) Global tests
15:40-16:35 Keynote: Jelle Goeman Global tests, local tests and multiple testing
16:35-16:55 Klaus Jung A permutation-based global test procedures for high-dimensional data with missing values
16:55-17:15 Monika Jelizarow Summary Statistics for Testing against Global Marginal Inhomogeneity in Complex Categorical Data with Applications to ICF Core Sets
17:15-17:30 Coffee  
17:30-17:50 Bernd Klaus Multiple Testing using Higher Criticism
17:50-18:10 André König Temporal Activation Profiles of Gene Groups
18:10-18:30 Isabella Zwiener Sample Size Calculation for Survival Prediction with high dimensional Gene Expression Data
18:30-19:30 Poster session II + drinks  
20:00 Get together (Restaurant Rialto, map)  
 Friday, Oct 28
9:00 Session III (Chair: Julien Gagneur) Causal Inference
9:00-9:55 Keynote: Dominik Janzing New principles in causal structure learning
9:55-10:15 Diego Colombo Learning causal information from observational data with hidden variables
10:15-10:35 Holger Fröhlich Fast and efficient dynamic nested effects models
10:35-10:55 Julia C Engelmann Predicting causal effects of stromal cell signals on hepatic cancer cells
10:55-11:30 Poster session III + Coffee
11:30 Session IV (Chair: Nicole Radde) Open topics
11:30-11:45 Andrei Kramer System Biology investigates the properties of biochemical reaction networks.
11:45-12:00 Sebastian Vlaic Modeling of Transcription Factor Networks using an Extended TILAR Approach
12:00-12:15 Amin Moghaddas Gholami Cross-species common regulatory network inference without requirement for prior gene affiliation
12:15-12:30 Sandeep K. Singha Statistical issues in the analysis of genome-wide methylation arrays as compared to gene expression
12:30-12:45 Bettina Knapp RNAi Screening Data Analysis using Individual Cell Measurements of High-Throughput, High-Content Screens
12:45-13:15 Workshop closing

How to find us

We meet at the Lecture Hall MED 23 of the University Medical Center Göttingen near the Department of Medical Statistics Humboldtallee 32, 37073 Göttingen.

Göttingen is easily reachable by high-speed train connection from most parts of Germany. The closest airports are Frankfurt/Main or Hannover. The workshop location can be reached from the main train station in appr. 20 min walk or by bus line 8 (Direction to Papenberg, from Bahnhof/ZOB to Beyerstrasse).


You will need to make your own accommodation arrangements.

Further information

Please contact Tim Beißbarth:

The workshop is jointly organized by the Gmds/IBS Working Groups 'Statistical methods in bioinformatics' and 'Mathematical models in medicine' by Tim Beißbarth, Universität Göttingen; Julien Gagneur, EMBL Heidelberg; Nicole Radde, Universität Stuttgart; Ingo Roeder, Universität Dresden. Local organisation at University of Göttingen is done by Dorit Meyer and Manuel Nietert.