Introduction to data analysis 2017-18

EVENT : C3BI Training

Training – Introduction to data analysis 2017-18

Date : 16/10/2017 at 09:00 am Location : Retrovirus room – LWOFF (22),Institut Pasteur, Paris Date : 08/01/2018 at 09:00 am Location : BFJ 28-01-01A ,Institut Pasteur, Paris

This course is dedicated to first year PhD students of the Institut Pasteur : each of them entering our institute will be automatically registered to the course . Nevertheless applications from 2nd and 3rd year PhD students and postdocs working at the Institute are possible within the limit of the number of places available. First year PhD students with a background in mathematics or physics will be allowed to ask for an exemption. The course will consist in a series of three-hour lectures per day, four days a week over four weeks mixing closely theory and practical work. There will be two sessions, the first one starting October 16th, 2017 and the second one starting January 8th, 2018.
Course description : The course will cover a broad range of notions that are mandatory for students seeking to design an experiment, explore and analyze the data, interpret the results and generate relevant scientific plots for publication purposes. It will provide fundamental knowledge in statistics, including uni- and multi-variate descriptive analyses, usual probability distributions and their application in biology, estimation, sampling and hypothesis testing. Practical work will be carried out in R through the RStudio interface. The course will start with several lectures dedicated to R programming, during which basic notions of statistics will be revised through exercises.

The detailed program of the first session is online fall 2017, winter 2018

In order to follow the course all students need to bring a laptop. Please check that your computer meets the minimum requirements listed below. PC – Windows Based : Intel i3 / Windows 7/ 4Go RAM / 256 Go HD, Apple Macintosh : mid-2010 mac book /OSX 10.10/ 4Go RAM/ 256 Go HD The week before the course starts, students will be invited to have their laptop checked by the C3BI teaching team if necessary.


The form below have to be used in order to either request an exemption or to apply to the course.

  • Exemption requests will be delivered for students already trained in biostatistics (join a CV and a letter from the supervisor).
  • Application is open to PhD students in 2nd, 3rd years , and to all postdocs working on parisian campus .


Session 1 – Introduction to R