# Statistics

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## Statistical analysis of large-scale metabolomics data

(posted for 2016-2017)

This work will deal with statistical issues regarding handling unwanted variation in the presence of missing values in high-dimensional metabolomics data - a relatively new field in omics. Two student projects are available. The first project will assist with the development of a software package for the analysis of metabolomics data using R (https://www.r-project.org/). The second project will evaluate some of the recently developed statistical approaches for the analysis of metabolomics data in terms of handling unwanted variation and missing values. Both projects will engage directly with actual analyses using metabolomics datasets. The candidates will be based at the Centre of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, and involve collaborations with the Victorian Centre for Biostatistics and the Speed Lab, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. Experience with the R software is a pre-requisite for both projects.

**Contact:** Alysha De Livera alyshad@unimelb.edu.au