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Urko Agirre, BSc in Mathematics and MSc in Computer Sciences – field of telecommunications – at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). He is currently working at the Clinical Research Unit of the Hospital Galdakao-Usansolo (Biscay). His main research field is focused on the joint modelling of longitudinal Quality of Life data, specially on the statistical strategies for handling missing data. He is also interested in the application of Data Mining techniques in medical sciences. Urko is one of FreshBiostats founding bloggers.
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Pilar Cacheiro, BSc in Biology and MSc in Statistical Techniques at the University of A Coruña. She is currently a PhD student at the University of Santiago de Compostela, where she is focusing on Statistical Genetics. Her field of interest includes statistical methods for Next Generation Sequencing data analysis and its applications to the study of both monogenic and complex disorders. Pilar is one of FreshBiostats founding bloggers.
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Altea Lorenzo holds a degree in Statistics from the University of Salamanca (Spain) and a MSc in Operational Research from the University of Strathclyde (UK). She currently works as statistician at Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland and she is doing a PhD at the University of Southampton, UK (formerly at Glasgow University). Her research interests lie in the broad area of regression models and their application to biological, medical and socio-economics data sets. She also has a special interest in the application of Operational Research techniques to Life-Sciences research. Altea is one of FreshBiostats founding bloggers.
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Natàlia Vilor received a BSc degree in Mathematics and Applied Statistics from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Spain. She also received a MSc degree in Omics Data Analysis from the University of Vic – Universitat Central de Catalunya (UVic-UCC), Barcelona, Spain. Currently, she is collaborating as a PhD fellow in Biomedicine at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) – Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). Furthermore, she is working as a lecturer in Bioinformatics at the University of Vic – Universitat Central de Catalunya (UVic-UCC). Her main research interests include statistical methods and analytical strategies in genetic epidemiology and neuropsychology.
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Silvia Lladosa took a degree in Mathematics, BSc in Statistical Sciences and MSc in Biostatistics at the University of València, Spain. To date, her work has been based in the implementation of Bayesian spatial models in the area of Epidemiology. Currently, she offers statistical assessment for medical researchers. Silvia is one of FreshBiostats founding bloggers.
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Hèctor Perpiñán, BSc in Mathematics, BSc in Statistical Sciences and MSc in Biostatistics from the University of València. He is a PhD student, currently working on one of Geeitema group research projects at the University of València. His research interests are Bayesian Statistics, longitudinal or survival data, and joint modelling with special emphasis on problems of Health Sciences and Biology. Hèctor is one of FreshBiostats founding bloggers.
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Arkaitz Galbete studied BSc in Mathematics at the University of the Basque Country obtaining also a MSc in Introduction to Research in Mathematics at the same university. He is now a PhD student in Statistics and Probability at the Public University of Navarra. His research focuses on stochastic processes, more precisely in urn models and their application in clinical trial design. Arkaitz is one of FreshBiostats founding bloggers.
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