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Doug Speed receives FMT-BIR Young Biometrician Award

The 2013 Young Biometrician's award of the British and Irish Region and the Fisher Memorial Trust was award to Doug Speed at the Channel Network Conference in St Andrews on 3rd July 2013.

Pictured below are (left to right) David Spiegelhalter (Fisher Memorial Trust Lecturer 2013), Stephen Senn (Fisher Memorial Trust Secretary), Doug Speed and Simon Thompson (BIR regional President).

The prize was awarded to Doug for the paper "Improved heritability estimation from genome-wide SNPs" in Am J Hum Genet (2012).

The judges wrote This elegant paper uses critical thinking and seemingly simple mathematics to propose a simple adjustment for linkage disequilibrium when testing for association between SNPs and diseases. Together with related software, it has the potential to make a large impact in post-genomic genetics.

The judges also gave an honourable mention to Roland Langrock for "Markov-modulated nonhomogeneous Poisson processes for modeling detections in surveys of marine mammal abundance" in press with JASA.

Judges: Chris Glasbey (chair, and both FMT and IBS-BIR rep), Cajo ter Braak (IBS Dutch Region), Mark van de Wiel (IBS Dutch Region)

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