We are a group of researchers
studying the statistical analysis of genomic data. A look at this exciting technology from the perspective of a group of
statisticians.

 Why are we doing this? To permit
the easy sharing of our ideas with our collaborators and with other
statisticians.
 Why is it important? We think
good statistical analysis is the key to getting the best out of this
technology. An aim of almost everyone is to measure changes in low
abundance transcripts. This immediately puts us at the limits of our
analysis capabilities. Also, people ask us which of many possible
methods should they use. Sometimes it matters.
 What has statistics to offer? A
tradition of dealing with variability and uncertainty; a framework for
devising, studying and comparing approaches to questions whose answers
involve data analysis. In statistics we have horses for courses, not
one for all weathers. That is why guidance is needed.
 What are we offering? Our hope
is that we can identify simple and reliable solutions to the
statistical problems met in day to day microarray data analysis, and
refer you to them. Some of these will be our own work; much will be
from others. Where possible, we will refer you to other sites.
 Software The main purpose of
this site is not to provide software for analyzing microarray data.
Instead, we discuss statistical approaches for dealing with different
problems arising in the analysis of microarray data.



