Statistical Genetics


Because biological systems exhibit variability due to environmental, genetic, as well as experimental causes, it is essential that appropriate statistical procedures are used in the analysis of data so that results of any studies may be relied upon. A/Prof Peter Thomson, one of the principals of ReproGen, is a statistician who is also on the teaching staff of the Faculty. One of his roles is to provide advice to research students and staff within ReproGen to ensure that appropriate experimental designs and analysis procedures are used. This work is also done in conjunction with Dr Navneet Dhand, a fellow statistician in the faculty based in the Farm Animal Health group.