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[Drosophila] Course intro to Bayesian inference, Barcelona, May 6-10

Soledad De Esteban Trvigno via dros%40net.bio.net (by soledad.esteban from transmittingscience.org)
Wed Dec 12 04:21:31 EST 2018

   Dear colleagues,

   Registration is open for Transmittin= g Science course "Introduction
   to Bayesian Inference in Practice&#822= 1;, May 6th-10th,
   2019, Barcelona (Spain).

   Inst= ructors:

   Dr. Daniele Silvestro (University of Gothenburg, Sweden) and= Tobias
   Hofmann (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)

   Course overview

   Bayesian methods have become standard practice in several fields,
   (e.g.= phylogenetic inference, evolutionary (paleo)biology, genomics),
   yet unders= tanding how this Bayesian machinery works is not always

   The = instructor will outline the relevant concepts and basic theory,
   but the foc= us of the course will be to learn how to do Bayesian
   inference in practice.= He will show how to implement the most common
   algorithms to estimate param= eters based on posterior probabilities,
   such as Markov Chain Monte Carlo sa= mplers, and how to build
   hierarchical models.

   The course will take a = learn-by-doing approach, in which
   participants will implement their own MCM= Cs using R or Python
   (templates for both languages will be provided).

   After completion of the course the participants will have gained a
   better = understanding of how the main Bayesian methods implemented in
   many programs= used in biological research work. Participants will
   also learn how to mode= l at least basic problems using Bayesian
   statistics and how to implement th= e necessary algorithms to solve

   Participants are encouraged to = think of potential applications of
   Bayesian inference in their research, wh= ich we will discuss and try
   to implement during the course.

   For more = information please check the course webpage:
   http://www.transmittingscience   .org/courses/statistics-and-bioinformatics/introduction-bayesian-infer
   ence-= practice/

   With best regards


   Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno, PhD

   Scientific Director

   Transmitting Science

   www.transmittingsc= ience.org


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