Event Date/Time: Aug 18, 2004
End Date/Time: Aug 20, 2004
Microarrays have led biological and pharmaceutical research to increasingly higher throughput because of the value they bring in measuring the expression of numerous genes in parallel. The generation of all this data, however, loses much of its potential value unless important conclusions can be extracted from large data sets quickly enough to interpret the results and influence the next experimental and/or clinical steps. Tools including experimental design, statistical analysis, data visualization, data representation, and database design are the focus of this meeting. Obtaining maximal value from experimental data involves a team effort that includes biologists, chemists, pharmacologists, statisticians and software engineers. This program has been designed to provide perspectives from each specialty, with an emphasis on how they can be integrated into a cohesive, comprehensive team. Benefit from the knowledge and expertise of researchers who are leading the way to ensure the right experiments are carried out, and the most value is obtained from data being generated.