We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue.

Durham University

Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

Previous Events

List of months

Friday 29 April 2016

WASP - Simple Logistic Regression

9:30am to 4:00pm, D026, Ebsworth Building, Durham University, Queen's Campus, Stockton-on-Tees

Logistic regression is a commonly used technique for analysing binary outcomes. This course is designed for researchers who are interested in the prevalence of an event and how it may vary by explanatory factors, such as gender, age or educational categories. The course will discuss basic analysis of frequency tables using risk difference, risk ratio, odds ratio and Chi-square tests. Simple logistic regression will be discussed as a more flexible model for analysing binary outcomes, particularly when there is a continuous predictor. There will be lots of examples and practical sessions on analysis and interpretation of results.

Prerequisite: This course requires participants to have basic knowledge of statistics including understanding data types, outcomes types and summary statistics.

Timings and Agenda

Timings Day 1 Day 2
09:30 - 10:00 Coffee (Wolfson Street, Wolfson Building) Coffee (Wolfson Stree, Wolfson Building)
10:00 - 12:00 Binary Data and Risk Estimates (D026, Ebsworth) Logistic Regression and Interpretation of Results (D026, Ebsworth)
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch Lunch
13:00 - 14:40 Examining associations using Cross tabulations Model assumptions
14:40 - 15:00 Coffee (Wolfson Street, Wolfson Building) Coffee (Wolfson Street, Wolfson Building)
15:00 - 16:00 Practical Session Practical Session


Registration is essential as places are limited to 20 and will be allocated in order of receipt. Please click here to take you to the online booking form. Please ensure you have permission from your Supervisor/Line Manager to attend this two-day course.

Contact for more information about this event.

Wednesday 20 April 2016

School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences Research and Innovation Showcase

9:15am to 4:00pm, Calman Learning Centre, Durham University

Location: Calman Learning Centre, Durham University

This FREE one day meeting is an opportunity for industry to engage with leading academics and learn of opportunities to develop mutually beneficial collaborative links.

The School of Biomedical and Biological Sciences (SBBS) at Durham University, sits at the heart of the N8 Bio-Economy in the North East of England and this event will showcase to industry the opportunities for collaboration in the growth areas of Biologics (particularly post-translational protein modifications), Biomedical Enabling Technologies, Biomarkers, Disease, and Developing Therapies.

Headline projects and different ways of working collaboratively with SBBS will be highlighted in Showcase Presentations in each of the themed sessions. Further research expertise, in these specific areas, will be captured in a series of short 5 minute pitches from Academic Principal Investigators. These introductory pitches will alert you to partnering possibilities that can be explored further in one to one consultations.

Accessing funding opportunities for both Preliminary/Pathfinder projects and Project Translation will be outlined in a specific session.

On the day there will be a ‘Recruitment Stand’ where Industry, undergraduates, postgraduates and post-doctoral researchers can network and discuss internships, placements and careers. In addition, the excellent Research Facilities available at Durham University will be showcased and experts will be on hand to discuss the services we can provide to Industry.

To allow potential industrial partners to make the most of a visit to Durham University we invite all participants to Ask an Academic; upload a specific query or problem that a group of Biomedical Biologists and Technologists will address and if possible they will suggest a solution. You will receive a written response prior to the meeting and if appropriate an invitation to discuss your query in more detail. We hope this proactive approach will accelerate further collaboration. To submit a question go to ask an academic.