Advisory Board and Editors Statistics

Brett S Phinney

I am currently the director of the UC Davis Genome Center Proteomics Core and I am on the Executive board of the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities ( I obtained my Ph D. in Biology studying viral protein structure using mass spectrometry and did a Post-doc with the noted Mass Spectrometrist Jack Watson at Michigan State University before founding the Proteomics Core there and becoming the co-director of the Michigan State Proteome Consortium

Danielle Posthuma

Fenna Diemer Lindenbaum Chair in Statistical Genetics; VU University & VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Executive Board Member Dutch IPSc Center; Director of Genetic Cluster Computer; Elected Member Young Academy of Netherlands Royal Society of Arts and Sciences.

Silvia Restrepo

Born in Bogotá Colombia on 3 August 1970. Currently Vice President for Research Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá. Professor at Los Andes University, Faculty of Sciences, Department Biological Sciences, Bogotá. Director of the Mycology and Plant Pathology laboratory, Universidad de los Andes Specialist on fungal diseases of plants molecular, population genetics, epidemiology, and control. Prof. Restrepo has been working in research and control of plant diseases in the last 20 years. Member of the Colombian Academy of Sciences.

Awarded the prizes TWAS, Christiane Doré, Elizabeth Grose and Louis Malassis
Keywords: Plant Pathology, fungi and oomycetes, epidemiology, population genetics, bioinformatics, genomics.

James J Roper

I am interested in population dynamics of terrestrial vertebrates. To understand these dynamics, I use a combination of field data (usually with birds) and simulations. I am particularly interested in life histories of tropical and subtropical birds.

Mikael Skoglund

Mikael Skoglund received the PhD degree in 1997 from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. In 1997, he joined the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden, where he was appointed to the Chair in Communication Theory in 2003. At KTH, he heads the Communication Theory Division and he is the Assistant Dean for Electrical Engineering. Skoglunds primary research interest is information theory and its applications. He has authored more than 120 journal and 270 conference papers.

Gavin B Stewart

Gavin is interested in applied research synthesis (combining scientific information to inform policy). Primary interests are meta-analysis and Bayesian belief networks. He has a deep mislike of P values much preferring effect sizes and confidence intervals, or better still probabilities of direct relevance to decision-making. Gavin's work on meta-analysis spans applied agriculture, food, rural development, ecology and medicine reflecting a belief in generic methods for Evidence Based X (EBX).

Cajo J.F. ter Braak

Professor of Multivariate Analysis in the Life Sciences at Biometris (Applied Mathematics and Applied Statistics Centre), Wageningen University and Research Centre. Distinguished Statistical Ecologist award (1998). Senior author of Canoco, software for multivariate analysis and data visualization, and DE-MC/DREAM, which is an adaptive ensemble MCMC sampler.

Lucy J Troup

Dr Lucy J. Troup Currently is co-director of the Center for Applied Cognitive Neuroscience in the Department of Psychology at Colorado State University. She is also Affiliate Faculty in the Molecular Cellular Integrate Neuroscience Program. Her research focus is centered round Emotion Processing using Event Related Potentials to better understand the endogenous and exogenous variables that influence emotional expression recognition. Currently the main emphasis in the Troup lab is to understand how Cannabis effects emotion processing.

Dr Troup received her Undergraduate degree in Psychology form the University of Plymouth in the UK. Her graduate work, translational M.Sc. in Intelligent Systems and Ph.D in Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience were also awarded from the University of Plymouth under the direction of Prof. Mike Denham, Professor Emeritus Center for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience.

Rogerio Valle

Professor at Production Engineering Department, COPPE/UFRJ, where he leads SAGE, a lab dedicated to Sustainable Production Systems through interdisciplinary research in Production Engineering, Marine Biotechnology and Analytical Chemistry ( His main area of interest is the use of Multicriteria Decision Making to conduct Sustainability Life Cycle Assessment. Docteur de l’Université Paris V (Sciences Humaines Sorbonne) mention «Très Honorable». DEA Université Paris-Dauphine (Méthodes Scientifiques de Gestion) (1986). M. Sc. (COPPE/UFRJ) Industrial Engineering (1984). Mechanical and Automobile Engineer (IME, 1979).

Sara Varela

I am working on Pleistocene mammal extinctions. Co-developer of R packages to download data from open access databases (rAvis and paleobioDB), and team member of, an open access repository to access climatic data for the past, present and future.

Aki Vehtari

Associate professor in computational science and probabilistic modelling, D.Sc (Tech) focus on developing Bayesian data analysis methods for analysing complex phenomena, for example, in health sciences.

Chris Wallace

I am a statistician who works with biological and genomic datasets to understand the mechanisms underlying human disease and identify possible treatments. My main focus is on autoimmune diseases.

My background in is maths, and I gained my PhD in statistical genetics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2003. I now work at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research (CIMR), where I am head of statistics in the Diabetes and Inflammation Laboratory.