Statistics for Life Sciences Amsterdam


The research group Statistics for Life Sciences Amsterdam is a co-operation of statisticians from or related to the Department of Mathematics of the VU University Amsterdam and the Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics of the Universiteit van Amsterdam. The group's research focusses on statistics in the area of the life sciences. This includes the development and application of probabilistics models for biological processes, the development and assessment of statistical theory and tools for application to biological and medical problems, and statistical analysis of data that originate from the life sciences.

Vacancies

At present there are no vacancies.

Coordinator

Mathisca de Gunst (Dept. of Mathematics, VUA)

Participants

Fetsje Bijma (Dept. of Mathematics, VUA)
Mathisca de Gunst (Dept. of Mathematics, VUA)
Chris A.J. Klaassen (Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics, UvA)
Mark van de Wiel (Dept. of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VUMC and Dept. of Mathematics, VUA)
Wessel van Wieringen (Dept. of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VUMC and Dept. of Mathematics, VUA)

PhD students:
Mehran Aflakparast (Dept. of Mathematics, VUA)
Gwénaël Leday (Dept. of Mathematics, VUA)
Jakub Pecanka (Dept. of Mathematics, VUA)
Beata Ros (Dept. of Mathematics, VUA)

Former members

Nicola Armstrong
Geert Geeven
Shota Gugushvili
Rikkert Hindriks
Rick Jansen
Kees Jong
Geurt Jongbloed
Marianne Jonker
Nadia Lalam
Michael McAssey
Olga Shcherbakova
Luigi Palla
Fabio Rigat
Etienne Roquain
Adi Setiawan
Bernadetta Tarigan
Aad van der Vaart
Birgit Witte

Research projects

  • Carcinogenesis modelling
  • Causal statistical inference in survival analysis
  • Modeling and statistics for brain network dynamics
  • Modelling the gene network underlying neuronal outgrowth
  • PET-imaging
  • Statistical analysis of CGH and gene expression microarray data
  • Statistics for dynamical systems
  • Statistics for genetic linkage and association studies
  • Statistics for ion channel kinetics
  • Statistics for MEG and fMRI data
  • Statistics for the blood coagulation system

Collaboration

The group collaborates with the following life sciences groups.

Participation

The group participates in

Education

Bachelor:
The mathematics Department of the Vrije Universiteit offers within the (Dutch) Bachelor program Mathematics a variant "Biomedical Mathematics (Biomedische Wiskunde)". For information click on this page.

Master:
The mathematics Department of the Vrije Universiteit also offers within the Master program Mathematics a variant "Mathematics with Life Sciences". See this page.