NBBC11— June 6-9th 2011 —TURKU, FINLAND

Program (detailed program available here)

· Professor Odd Aalen, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Oslo: Causality and event history analysis

· Professor David Balding, Institute of Genetics University College London

· Professor Anthony Davison, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne: Spatial extremes in weather and climate

· In the session organized by Scandinavian Journal of Statistics:
Professor Niels Keiding
, University of Copenhagen: The current duration (backward recurrence time) approach to estimating time to pregnancy

             Discussant: Professor Odd Aalen




· Meta-analysis
Dr. Rebecca Turner, Medical Research Council Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge
Prof. Elena Kulinskaya, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

             Discussant: Professor Elja Arjas, University of Helsinki

· Models and surveillance of infectious diseases
Dr. Kari Auranen, University of Helsinki and THL, Finland
Professor Marianne Frisén, University of Gothenburg

             Discussant: Docent Eva Andersson, University of Gothenburg

· Spatial extremes / extremes in weather and climate
Dr. Simone Padoan, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
Dr. Lee Fawcett and Dr. David Walshaw, Newcastle University


· Bioinformatics
Professor Somnath Datta, Department of Bioinformatics & Biostatistics, University of Louisville: Statistical Analyses of Next Generation Sequence Data: A Partial Overview
Professor Timo Koski, Department of Mathematics, Royal Institute of Technology


· Study designs in epidemiology
Professor Marie Reilly, MEB, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
Professor Esa Läärä, University of Oulu

             Discussant: Professor Řrnulf Borgan, University of Oslo


PRE-CONFERENCE COURSE (at 2pm on June 5th)


· Dr. Juha Heikkinen, Finnish Forest Research Institute: Spatial statistics. Please check the course homepage for further information!




On Monday evening, there will be cruise to Loistokari on
Ukkopekka steamship. The conference dinner will take place at Turku Castle on Wednesday. The Turku Castle is a culturally historical tourist attraction that is over 700 years old. The Castle has a museum, which demonstrates the history of the Turku region from prehistory to present day with its frequent exhibitions, events and furnished style rooms.

Further details will be available later.