SMS scnews item created by Michael Stewart at Mon 13 Aug 2012 1140
Type: Meeting
Distribution: World
Expiry: 16 Aug 2012
Calendar1: 14 Aug 2012 1800-1930
CalLoc1: Carslaw 452
Auth: michaels@pmichaels.pc (assumed)

Stat Soc NSW Talk: Testing for Growth Hormone Abuse

This month’s Statistical Society talk is somewhat Olympic-related: doping in sport! And
it is here at USyd this time.  Details below.  




Date: Tuesday, 14 August 2012 


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

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.