This month’s Statistical Society talk is somewhat Olympic-related: doping in sport! And it is here at USyd this time. Details below. Cheers, Michael ----- Date: Tuesday, 14 August 2012 Time: 6:00pm - 6:30pm for refreshments 6:30pm - 7:30pm for talk 7:30pm - Dinner with the speaker at a nearby restaurant (optional but you are welcome to join) Venue: Lecture Room 452, Carslaw Building, University of Sydney, NSW 2006 Associate Professor Glenn Stone School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics University of Western Sydney Statistical Experiences in Testing for Growth Hormone Abuse in Sport Growth Hormone is believed to be widely abused in sport. It is a naturally occurring substance so testing for doping is not the same as detection. In this talk I will describe my experiences working with the Garvan Pituitary Research Unit and the World Anti-Doping Agency, some of which are statistical! We will touch on issues using a single biomarker (p=1), multiple biomarkers (p=6) and microarray data (p=41,000). Biography of Associate Professor Glenn Stone Glenn Stone is Associate Professor of Statistics in the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, University of Western Sydney. He has worked as an applied statistician across a range of areas in CSIRO and IAG. Current research interests include hyperspectral data, flow cytometry and metagenomics.