Delaware Chapter, ASA

Dinner Meeting: March 2009

Notice: Our meetings are located at the Blue and Gold Club Tavern on the University of Delaware campus.

Speaker: Qian (Cynthia) Chen
Statistics Program, Food and Resources Economics
Department of Biology
University of Delaware
Title: Bioinformatics, Statistics & Biology


Statistics were developed to understand and quantify variation in natural systems. The application of statistics to biology benefits biological researchers in a wide range of aspects, including more powerful and efficient study designs. However, the lack of effective communication between biologists and statisticians has limited the development of bioinformatics. If scientists in both fields increase their cooperation, there will be a brighter future in both bioinformatics and biology.


Ms. Chen is a PhD candidate in the Department of Biology and an MS candidate in the Food & Resources Economics (FREC) Statistics Program at the University of Delaware. She is also a graduate student intern with the Biostatistics group in DuPont Crop Genetics R&D at the Experimental Station in Wilmington, DE. She is an expert in molecular biology, bioinformatics and statistics. Accordingly, Ms. Chen has a unique perspective on the intersection of statistics, bioinformatics and sub-cellular, cellular and organismal biology.

Date: Thursday, March 19, 2009

Social hour -- 6:00 pm
Dinner -- 6:30 pm
Speaker -- 7:15 pm

Blue and Gold Club Tavern
University of Delaware   Directions/Map

Entree: Order from the Blue and Gold Club Tavern menu
Cost: $10 + cost of your meal


Reservations to: 

Irina Baldytcheva by Wednesday, March 18, 2009.
Phone: 302-885-9136
Email: Irina Baldytcheva.

Please note: Be sure to RSVP by this date.

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