Two trainees of Biostatistics IRBLleida win the Prize Student Applied Statistics
They presented the results of work on a molecular signature for predicting the risk of chronic kidney disease and a statistical method for the automatic detection of a virus outbreak epidemiological
Lleida, October 21st, 2016 Two trainees of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Institute of Biomedical Research Foundation Dr. Lleida Pifarré (IRBLleida), Carles Pérez Guallar and Nicolas Fernandez Martinez won the fourteenth edition of the Student Applied Statistics organized by the Statistical Service of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. The two students, led by Joan Valls, presented the results of the work they have done during their stay at the IRBLleida the years 2015 and 2016. On one hand, Carles Perez provided a firm Molecular, which predicts the risk of chronic kidney disease, along with classic risk factors (hypertension and diabetes), which is expected to be useful for the early detection and prevention of disease. Nicolas Fernandez presented the development of a new statistical method for the automatic detection of epidemiological outbreaks of a particular virus, based on incidence data collected empirically. The students were winners and SEA BIO, worth € 500 each. The awards ceremony took place on October 7 at the Institute for Global Health of Barcelona, â€‹â€‹and is part of the Statistics Day in Catalonia. Through this competition, the Statistical Service of the Autonomous University of Barcelona and the Statistical Institute of Catalonia seeks to promote the spirit of research and applied statistics taste among university students in Spain and to publicize both the university community and society in general, the role of statistics in obtaining new knowledge.