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The Importance of Data Science in Cancer and Disease Diagnostics: Bladder Cancer

The department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Limerick invites you to a seminar by  Dr Michael Cauchi (Mathematics & Statistics Department, University of Limerick):

Title:  The Importance of Data Science in Cancer and Disease Diagnostics: Bladder Cancer

Abstract: The Importance of Data Science in Cancer and Disease Diagnostics: Bladder Cancer The field of data science is ever-expanding finding wide applications in marketing, finance, social and natural sciences. Concerning the latter, applications to laboratory-acquired chemical and biological data has aided in improving results and increased confidence in concluding outcomes. Coupled with the advancements of computing technology in both hardware and software terms, larger and complex datasets can be acquired and processed with relative ease. This is evident in the popular domains of chemometrics and bioinformatics. This seminar will present some examples of such applications with the primary focus on the diagnostics of bladder cancer, in this instance transitional cell carcinoma. It will present how the datasets were generated, processed and analysed via either multivariate statistics or machine learning techniques producing optimally-derived models. Biomarker discovery is also presented via interrogation of some of these models leading to some suggested compounds that could be indicative of the cancer. Overall the seminar will illustrate how the applications of data science can reduce the invasive nature of ‘gold standard’ techniques and thus reduced discomfort to the patient.

This seminar will take place on Friday, March 10, at 4pm, in  Room A2-002.

If you have any questions regarding this seminar, please direct them to Iain Moyles (061 233726, iain.moyles@ul.ie).

 A full list of upcoming seminars can be found at https://ulsites.ul.ie/macsi/node/48011

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Supported by Science Foundation Ireland funding, MACSI - the Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry (www.macsi.ul.ie), centred at the University of Limerick, is dedicated to the mathematical modelling and solution of problems which arise in science, engineering and industry in Ireland.

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