Category Archives: Stats and Inference

Job Available: Research Software Engineer

Edit: please note the deadline for applications has now passed. Here’s a great opportunity to join our team at the University of Nottingham on a 5 year Research Software Engineering (RSE) position: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/currentvacancies/ref/IS046219 The deadline for applications is 3rd March … Continue reading

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Postdoctoral Research Positions Available

N.B. 16th Jan 2019 – the applications for these positions are now closed. This post is to let people know about some opportunities for postdoctoral research here in the Centre for Mathematical Medicine & Biology, based in Mathematical Sciences, University … Continue reading

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Numerical errors from ODE solvers can mess up optimisation and inference very easily

(Subtitle: “when you’ve got a lot of data points!”) This post is for people interested in doing optimisation or inference with Differential Equation (DE) models. If you are a statistician, you might be used to treating model simulators as black … Continue reading

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Short and rich voltage-clamp protocols

This is a quick post to tell you all about Kylie’s new paper on sinusoidal-wave based voltage clamp protocols that has been published in the Journal of Physiology, and there’s an associated commentary from Ele Grandi. In the paper, some … Continue reading

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Postdoc position available

N.B. This position is now closed. Another short post, just to advertise a postdoctoral research associate (PDRA) position available to work with me. It’s a two year position, based at the Centre for Mathematical Medicine & Biology at the University … Continue reading

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Uncertainty quantification for ion channel screening and risk prediction

This post accompanies our new paper in Wellcome Open Research. Regular readers of this blog will know that I worry about uncertainty in the numbers we are using to model drug action on electrophysiology quite a lot – see our … Continue reading

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Should I work with IC50s or pIC50s?

When you are expressing how much a drug inhibits something, it’s common to fit a Hill curve through a graph of concentration against % inhibition as shown here: In our case this is often ‘% inhibition’ for a given ionic … Continue reading

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