2016/17, Semester 1
The webpage for ITT5 can be found by clicking here.
Scheduled SLS times:
- Wednesdays at 11:15-13:05 in CB 4.6
- Thursdays at 13:15-15:05 in CB 5.12
- Fridays at 13:15-14:05 in 1W 2.103
ITT 5: "Chemical Dispersion and Effectiveness" will take place between Monday 30th January and Friday 3rd February 2017
"Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities." (Taken from the "About Us" page on 13/10/16)
"At Roche our aim is to improve the health, quality of life and well-being of people around the world by providing an innovative range of diagnostic solutions and medicines. Roche is a global, research-focused healthcare company with Group Headquarters in Basel, Switzerland." (Taken from the "Company Portrait" page on 13/10/16)
- Syngenta: Matthias Klar (email@example.com)
- Roche: Lizzi Pitt (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- SLS Co-ordinators: The Mighty Camzabeth the Great
- Elizabeth Gray (email@example.com)
- Cameron Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org)
For a full timetable of events that will be updated weekly, click here. If there is something that you can think of that would be useful then please email either Elizabeth or Cameron.
Syngenta Visit, 19/10/16
Syngenta visited the university on Wednesday 19th October 2016 to talk to us about some of the problems that could possibly be investigated during ITT5. The programme for the day was as follows:
Please see the resources section for an electronic version of the slides used on the day, as well as some useful literature provided by Syngenta.
- 11:15-13:05 - Syngenta talks from Kim Travis and Federica Cattani with a short Q&A (CB 4.6)
- 13:15-14:00 - Informal lunch (4E 3.5)
- 14:00-15:15 - Discussion in groups (4E 3.5)
Roche Visit, 23/11/16
Roche visited the university on Wednesday 23rd November 2016 to discuss some of the problems that could be investigated during ITT5. The programme for the day was as follows:
Please see the resources section for an electronic version of the slides used on the day, as well as some useful literature provided by Roche.
- 12:15-13:05 - Informal lunch (4E 3.19)
- 13:15-16:30 - Talks and Discussions (4E 3.5):
- 13:15-13:30 - Chris Harberon: Introduction to Roche
- 13:30-14:00 - Alun Bedding: Early-phase studies (Via video-link)
- 14:00-15:00 - Chris Harberon: Biomarkers, data anonymisation and sharing issues
- 15:00-15:30 - Coffee and group discussions
- 15:30-16:00 - Francois (Pharmakometrics group): Models for tumour growth and meta analysis (Via video-link)
- 16:00-16:30 - Continuation of group discussions
Below will be a list of all of the resources for both Syngenta and Roche, together with slides from any talks throughout the term:
- Syngenta Challenges - A list of challenges from pre-visit on 19/10/16. Contains more problems than were presented.
- Paper in relation to the dermal absorption problem (Nicotine Absorption).
- Paper in relation to the dermal absorption problem (Transdermal Permeation).
- Website (Wikipedia) on a FIFA ranking used between 1999-2006 for the chemical ranking problem.
- Website (Wikipedia) about the ELO chess rankings for the chemical ranking problem (has lots of references including some statistical literature)
- Paper in relation to the chemical ranking problem (Power of football rankings).
- Help sheet for the formulation toxicity problem.
- Review paper in relation to the seed scheduling problem (Planning models in the agri-food supply chain)
- Paper in relation to the biomarkers and personal healthcare problem (Biomarkers in Clinical Trials).
- Paper in relation to the biomarkers and personal healthcare problem (Biomarkers in Drug Development).
- Paper in relation to the data anonymisation problem (Protecting Privacy Using k-Anonymity).
- Paper in relation to the data anonymisation problem (Unified Frameworks).
- Paper in relation to the model fitting problem (Models for Tumour Growth).
- Paper in relation to the model fitting problem (Mixed Models for Tumour Growth).
- Paper in relation to phase I studies (Royal Statistical Society Report on Statistical Issues in First Man Studies).
- Paper in relation to phase I studies (Changing Landscape of Phase I Trials).
- Slides from Kim Travis from the Syngenta introduction day (19/10/16).
- Slides from Prof. Chris Jennison's talk about adaptive clinical trials (16/11/16).
- Slides from Chris Harberon from the Roche introduction day (23/11/16).
- Slides from Alun Bedding from the Roche introduction day (23/11/16).
- Slides from Dr. Vangelis Evangelou on the statistical problems in Syngenta (01/12/16).
- Slides from Dr. Silvia Gazzola on numerical solutions of large scale inverse problems (07/12/16).