The importance of Statistics in Bioinformatics
07/05/2015 Thursday 7th May 2015, 11:30 (Room P3.10, Mathematics Building)
Lisete Sousa, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, CEAUL
Statistics acts in several areas of knowledge, being Bioinformatics one of the most recent application fields. In reality, the role of Statistics in Bioinformatics goes beyond a mere intervention. It is an integral pillar of Bioinformatics. Statistics has been gaining its space in this area, becoming an essential component of recognized merit. In this seminar the speaker intends to show the importance of Statistics in addressing systems as diverse as protein structure or microarray and NGS data. A set of specific studies in Molecular Biology, will be the basis for the presentation of some of the most common statistical methodologies in Bioinformatics. It is also shown the importance of the available software, including some R packages.