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BIOS 221: Modern Statistics for Modern Biology (STATS 366)

Application based course in nonparametric statistics. Modern toolbox of visualization and statistical methods for the analysis of data, examples drawn from immunology, microbiology, cancer research and ecology. Methods covered include multivariate methods (PCA and extensions), sparse representations (trees, networks, contingency tables) as well as nonparametric testing (Bootstrap, permutation and Monte Carlo methods). Hands on, use R and cover many Bioconductor packages. Prerequisite: Minimal familiarity with computers.
Terms: Sum | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

BIOS 257: HIV: The Virus, the Disease, the Research

Mini-Course. Medical students, graduate students in biological sciences, undergraduate students with strong biological background. Topics: Immunopathogenesis, immune deficits, opportunistic infections including TB, and malignancies; Genomics viral genetic analyses that have traced the origin of HIV-1 and HIV-2 to primates, dated the spread of infection in humans, and characterized theevolution of virus within infected individuals; Antiretroviral drug development identification of drug targets, structure-based drug design, overcoming drug resistance; Challenges of vaccine development; Public health strategies.
Terms: Sum | Units: 1 | Grading: Medical Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: ; Shafer, R. (PI)
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