How to analyze and combine multiple high-dimensional datasets?
August 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0
R-Ladies Melbourne is now announcing its August event! In this months event we will be hosting Dr Kim-Anh Lê Cao, who very recently joined the University of Melbourne as a Senior Lecturer at the School of Mathematics and Statistics, and the Centre for Systems Genomics. She will be giving the main presentation of the evening.
Title: How to analyse and combine multiple high-dimensional datasets?
The advent of high throughput technologies has led to a wealth of publicly available biological data coming from different sources. Combining such large-scale data sets can lead to the discovery of important insights, provided that relevant information can be extracted in a holistic manner.
During this talk, I will introduce mixOmics, an R package dedicated to the multivariate analysis of biological data sets with a specific focus on data exploration, dimension reduction and visualisation. The toolkit provides a wide range of methods to statistically integrate several data sets at once and probe relationships between heterogeneous data sets. mixOmics has been developed for ‘omics biological data (hence the name!) but the methods are applicable for other analytical problems where dimension reduction and data integration are required. I will relate my R journey through the development of the package and share tips and pitfalls to avoid when developing large R packages.
Feel free to bring a laptop to have a go at mixOmics (don’t forget to download the latest version on the CRAN).
Kim-Anh Lê Cao was awarded her PhD in 2008 at the Université de Toulouse, France. Soon after she moved to Australia and was appointed as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland. From 2009 to 2013 she was appointed as a Research Biostatistician at QFAB Bioinformatics where she developed a multidisciplinary approach to her research. In 2014 Dr Lê Cao was hired at the biomedical research UQ Diamantina Institute and in 2015 was awarded an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship. She very recently joined the University of Melbourne as a Senior Lecturer at the School of Mathematics and Statistics, and the Centre for Systems Genomics. Dr Kim-Anh Lê Cao is an expert in multivariate statistical methods and novel developments. Since 2009, her team has been working on developing mixOmics dedicated to the integrative analysis of `omics’ data to help researchers mine and make sense of biological data (http://www.mixOmics.org).
Hope to see you all there!