Meet & Greet, Explore TCGA Data and Python Toolkit

Hey Everyone,

 

Sorry for the delay in getting this Meetup off the ground.  I'm announcing our inaugural Meetup, for which I have reserved a super nice room in Columbia's new teaching & learning center.  For anyone who isn't a Columbia affiliate I'll need a finalized guest list that I can leave with the security desk of the building.  I need to finalize the guest list by ~72 hours before the event so please be diligent about RSVP.

 

There will be food and drink provided, and after we all get to know each other we'll hear a presentation on an amazing new public data initiative called The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA).  I'll introduce some foundational data mining tools from the Python ecosystem and propose interesting directions for modeling specifically head & neck cancer data.  Bring laptops, as there will be a git repo with some cleaned-up data sets for us to collaboratively hack on!

 

Cheers,

Sakellarios

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  • Kirill

    Thank you, Sakellarios, Gustavo! The slides are pretty interesting. But i am also looking (probably in vain) for some models in the field that would go beyond linear statistical analysis with some quirks.

    May 5, 2013

  • Kirill

    Hello. I've volunteered to be working on some cancer data - looking at gene expression. So i spent quite some time looking at covariances in regular vs cancer cells. Yes, there are some interesting correlations, but it is not clear how to move forward from there. If anyone has suggestions, please let me know.

    April 26, 2013

    • Gustavo C.

      correlation ≠causation, but may. You need to do more experiments ( siRNA, DNA transfection to constitutively activate, etc. ) to see which genes are necessary for a certain phenotype of the cancer cell. We can chat about it offline.

      1 · April 26, 2013

  • Ganesh A. S.

    Cannot make it :(

    March 21, 2013

  • carlos manuel m.

    Sorry I will be running late could you provide with the link for the git repo and the data thank you

    March 21, 2013

  • Kirill

    i will do my best to make it

    March 20, 2013

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