Saving Guinea Pigs with Survival Analysis

Statistical Physics and Complexity Group meeting

Saving Guinea Pigs with Survival Analysis

  • Event time: 11:30am until 12:30pm
  • Event date: 10th October 2018
  • Speaker: Ann Yellowlees (Quantics BioStatistics)
  • Location: Room 2511,

Event details

At Quantics we deal with a wide variety of different statistical and mathematical challenges.  We aim to help clients, mainly in the Life Sciences sector, to maximise the information they can extract from the data they collect, improving the precision and accuracy of their estimates of key parameters and / or reducing the amount of resource used to achieve given targets.

I will outline a range of examples of the kinds of projects to which we have contributed, and discuss in one particular case detail.  This was a batch release assay for a vaccine where we were able to reduce the number of animals needed by 25% whilst at the same time improving the precision of the potency estimate, by better mathematical use of the data.  The new study design also delivered other unanticipated benefits.