Who are we ?
The STATS group aims at providing support to research Units from Institut Pasteur with quantitative approaches about experimental design, data analysis, or mathematical aspects. Our group gathers people with a diversity of backgrounds in mathematics, statistics, and biology, covering most of the research needs in our Institute.
We may help with basic and common issues :
- Basic statistics (tests, univariate approaches)
- Data visualization
- Autocorrelated data
- Computing (R, Python, Matlab and so on)
Or work with high-dimensional data :
- Multivariate approaches
- Statistical modeling
- Machine learning
In addition to regular experimental data, most of our activity is dedicated to dealing with:
- Omics data (transcriptomics, single cell, genomics, proteomics, metagenomics, metabolomics)
- Epidemiological data
In 2021, in order to raise awareness on the importance of experimental design, we made a poster focused on four main statistical problems often encountered when dealing with biological experiment and why & how they may drastically alter the validity of some scientific findings. The PDF version of this poster is available here.