American Statistical Association
New York City
Metropolitan Area Chapter

Biostatistics Seminar Series
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Rafael Irizarry, Ph.D.
Professor of Biostatistics
Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Department of Biostatistics, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health


In this talk I will demonstrate the presence of bias, systematic error and unwanted variability in next generation sequencing. I will show the substantial downstream effects these have on downstream results and how they can lead to misleading biological conclusions. I will do this using data from the public repositories as well as our own. We will then describe some preliminary solutions to these problems.

Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 P.M.
Location: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
485 Lexington Avenue
(Between 46th & 47th Streets)
2nd Floor
Conference Room B
New York, New York 10017

**Note: Outside visitors please email, for building access. You must be on the security list to enter the floor.

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