Seminarer & Events

EBB - Epidemiologi, Biostatistik og Biodemografi
Syddansk Universitet (SDU),
J.B. Winsløws Vej 9A. ("Kort")
Sædvanligvis: Lokale 4.39, 3. sal


Program 2017

23. Maj 11:00-12:00 i lokale 4.39 Philip Hougaard & Jacob von Hjelmborg
Lundbeck and University of Southern Denmark
Survival of Danish twins born 1870-2000 - preliminary report
    ABASTRACT: Hougaard, Harvald and Holm (JASA, 1992) used frailty models to consider the survival of same-sex Danish twins born between 1881-1930 with follow-up until 1980 for twins where both were alive at age 15.  This presentation gives an update to that analysis. For the birth cohorts 1870-1930, same-sex twins, where both were alive at age 6, are considered. For the birth cohorts 1931-2000, all twins are included. Follow-up is to 2016. Besides presenting the results, I will discuss the appropriateness of shared frailty models for studying this problem.
27. Apr. 13:00-14:00 i lokale 4.48 James Curtsinger
Professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior at the University of Minnesota
Retired flies, mortality plateaus, and the evolution of senescence in Drosophila melanogaster
    ABSTRACT: A leading explanation for late-life mortality plateaus in Drosophila and other species is population heterogeneity - unobserved variation between individuals in their susceptibility to death leads to changes in cohort composition over time, altering mortality dynamics. Recent work argues for a fundamental change in our understanding of mortality plateaus in Drosophila. Analysis of fecundity data from individually maintained females suggests that mortality plateaus are not limited to old age, and are not explained by population heterogeneity. Plateaus arise when individual flies transition from the working stage, a period of high fecundity and survival, to the retired stage, a terminal state of limited fecundity. Population mortality can be decomposed into component trajectories that include youthful plateaus. The analysis extends to at least two other dipteran species, and has implications for our understanding of mutational variance and trade-offs in life-history evolution.    
25. Apr. 13:00-14:00 i lokale 1.36 Andreas Kryger Jensen
Assistant Professor at Department of Public Health, KU
Semi-parametric repression for warped density functions
22. Feb. 10:15-11:15 i lokale 4.39 Philip Hougaard
Vice President of Biometrics at Lundbeck and external professor at SDU
Statistical analysis of recurrent events, based on simple frailty models, and extensions

Program 2016

19. Dec. 13:00-14:00 i lokale 4.39 Vibeke Andersen
Professor from the Department of Molecular Medicine, SDU
Gene-environment interaction analyses in relation to colorectal cancer - as a method to identify underlying biological pathways
14. Dec. 10:15-11:15 i lokale 1.36 Philip Hougaard
Vice President of Biometrics at Lundbeck and external professor at SDU
Group-sequential trial methods – choice of limit stopping for futility and/or effect
9. Dec. 10:00-11:00 i lokale 4.39 Janne Pitkäniemi
Director of Statistics at the Finnish Cancer Registry
Heritability estimation of early onset cancer of family based data - done in a Bayesian fashion
15. Nov. 14:00-15:00 i lokale 4.39 Kang Li
PhD student, Copenhagen University
Novel mathematical neural models for visual attention
22. Sep. 13:00-14:00 i lokale 4.39 Shuai Li
University of Melbourne and at the Australian Twins and Sisters Mammographic Study
Familial aspects of DNA methylation
10. Jun. 11:00-12:00 i lokale 4.39 Rudi G.J. Westendorp
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at Copenhagen University
Succesful ageing
Our inability to successfully predict mortality, the lenght of life for individuals;  
A citation network analysis of the literature on what is considered success (;
That success for older people has sobering little to do with health in strict sense.  
10. Maj 13:00-14:00 i lokale 4.39 Weilong Li
A Computer Simulation on Power Advantage of Using Disease Concordant Twins in Genetic Association Study
28. Apr. 11:00-12:00 i lokale 4.39 Thomas Werge and Alfonso Buil Demur
Research Institute of Biological Psychiatry, Mental Health Center Sct. Hans

Twin studies with OMICS data
 18. Apr. 10:00-10:30 i lokale 4.39  Jonas Mengel-From
EBB - Syddansk Universitet
microRNA and cognitive function in elderly twins
 18. Apr. 10:30-11:00 i lokale 4.39  Vladimir Canudas-Romo
MaxO - Syddansk Universitet
Record and maximum life expectancy: actual and potential values 
 4. Apr. 10:00-10:30 i lokale 4.39  Jim Vaupel
MaxO - Syddansk Universitet
The temporal scaling of Caenorhabditis elegans Ageing 
21. Mar. 10:30-12:00 i lokale 4.39  Francisco Villavicencio
Bayesian Inference to Estimate Mortality from Incomplete Historical Data

Jonas Schöley
The Effective Use of Colour in Visualization (How to Avoid Pink Fluffy Unicorns Dancing On Rainbows)

Catalina Torres:
The Scandinavian Advantage: A Comparative Analysis of Life Expectancy at Birth by Sex in Four European Countries during the 19th Century

Alle fra MaxO - Syddansk Universitet
7. Mar.  10:00-11:00 i lokale 4.39  Jim Vaupel
Introduction on the cluster Work

Jim Oeppen
Forecasting mortality by causes of death
Marie-Pier Bergeron-Boucher
Coherent modeling and forecasting of mortality patterns for subpopulations using multi-way analysis of composition

Alle fra MaxO - Syddansk Universitet
3. Mar.  11:15-12:00 i lokale 4.39  Bjørn Heine Strand
Norwegian Institute of Public Health - Oslo 
The Tromsø study

Ellen Langballe & Vegard Skirbekk
Norwegian Institute of Public Health - Oslo 
The NORSE study 
23. Feb.  10:00-11:00 i lokale 4.48  Ursula M Staudinger, Professor of Psychology
Columbia University and the Founding Director of the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center
Plasticity of Human Aging             
    ABSTRACT:  Neither human development nor aging are biologically or contextually determined. Instead they are probabilistic in nature, as they are the result of continuous interactions between biological and sociocultural forces. This is why an individual’s developmental trajectory in a given domain of functioning can take many different shapes within biological limits. This intraindividual variability has been labeled ‘plasticity of human development’. Examples from cognitive and personality functioning are presented to illustrate the plasticity of aging and its limits. The limits of plasticity have been identified mainly in very old age. Given the findings accumulating from the field of epigenetics, the question arises whether these age-related limits are biological constants that outlast even sociocultural change or whether these limits also underlie historical change. Given the plasticity of human development and aging, it is worthwhile compiling more and more scientific knowledge about which characteristics of sociocultural contexts are optimal for unfolding the potential of aging. Also, it is crucial to systematically collect cohort- and country-comparative longitudinal data to being able to better capture such influences.
22. Feb. 10:00-10:30 i lokale 4.39  Birgit Debrabant
EBB - Syddansk Universitet
A little bit about chronological age, perceived age and methylation age 
22. Feb.  10:30-11:00 i lokale 4.39  Uli Steiner
MaxO - Syddansk Universitet
Increasing life expectancy and change in perceived age across time 
9. Feb. 9:00-9:45 i lokale 4.39  Eero Vuoksimaa, Adjunct Professor
Institute of Behavioral Sciences, University of Helsinki
Cognitive ability and brain size: insights from twins studies on cortical surface area and cortical thickness 
8. Feb. 10:00-10:30 i lokale 4.39  Ulrich Halekoh
EBB - Syddansk Universitet
Black spot detection for traffic accidents and some shiny p-value explanation 
25. Jan. 10:00-10:30 i lokale 4.48  Dorthe Almind Pedersen
EBB - Syddansk Universitet
Psychiatric Disorders in Individuals with Non-Syndromic Oral Cleft: Register-Based Cohort Studies 
12. Jan.  11:15-12:00 i lokale 4.39 Matt McGue, Professor of psychology
University of Minnesota
How do we measure change?

Program 2015

17. Dec. 13:15-13:45 i lokale 4.39 Anders J Svendsen, Klinisk lektor
EBB - Syddansk Universitet
Rheumatoid Arthritis: From an Epigenetic Viewpoint
11. Dec. 10:00-11:00 i lokale 4.39 Zsolt Illes, Professor
Department of Neurology, SDU
Previous research and the plans of a new comprehensive twin study on multiple sclerosis (MS)
3. Dec. 13:15-13:45 i lokale 4.39 Marianne Nygaard, Post.doc.
DARC - Syddansk Universitet
The 5q33.3 Longevity Locus and Functional Capacity in the Oldest-old
25. Nov. 13:15-14:00 i lokale 4.39 Bo Markussen, Lektor, KU
Laboratorium for Anvendt Statistik på KU: Hvorfor, hvad og hvordan?
23. Nov. 10:00-10:30 i lokale 4.39 Maarten Wensink, Post.doc.
MaxO - Syddansk Universitet - IST
Insights from a simple cancer model.
16. Nov. 10:00-10:15 i lokale 4.39 Catalina Torres
MaxO - Syddansk Universitet - IST
The historical rise in life expectancy at birth: how exceptional were some Scandinavian countries during the early 19th century?
16. Nov. 10:15-10:30 i lokale 4.39  Johanna Stärk, PhD Student
MaxO - Syddansk Universitet, Biologi
Decision making in the conservation of Europe’s threatened species
12. nov. 10:15-11:00 i lokale 4.39  Dr. Rebecca Graff
Cancer Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health
Molecular Subclassification of Prostate Cancer: The Epidemiology of TMPRSS2:ERG
6. nov. 11:00-12:00 i lokale 4.39 Niels Keiding, Professor Emeritus
Folkesundhedsvidenskab, KU
The prehistory of medical statistics in Denmark in the 19th century 
27. okt. 13:15-13:45 in room 4.39 Mette S Thinggaard, Post.doc
DARC - Syddansk Universitet
FOXO3A SNPs, DNA methylation and bone related phenotypes
23. okt. 10:15-10:30 i lokale 4.39 Signe Høi Rasmussen, Ph.d. stud.
EBB - Syddansk Universitet
The 1915 Birth Cohort Study – Health Profiles of 100 Year Old Danes Including Cognitive and Cardiovascular Assessment
29. sept. 13:15-13:45 i lokale 4.39 Mikael Thinggaard, Ph.d. stud.
DARC - Syddansk Universitet
Advances in survival among the very old are seen across the spectrum of health and functioning
11. sept.  14:00-15:00 i lokale 4.39  Karen Helene Ørstavik, Rikshospitalet, University of Oslo
X chromosome inactivation and clinical practice
10. sept.  14:00-15:00 i lokale 4.39  Mette Wulf Christensen, Ph.d. stud. 
Fertilitetsklinikken, Aarhus Universitetshospital
Is early ovarian ageing associated to an accelerated general somatic ageing?
9. sept. 10:00-10:45 i lokale 4.39  Bjarki Djurhuus, Syddansk Universitet
Cholesteatoma - Occurence and risk factors 
13. aug. 11:30-12:15 i lokale 4.39  Axel Börsch-Supan, MEA - Munich Center for the Economics of Aging
SHARE project - Survey on Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe
21. maj 13:00-14:00 i lokale 4.39  Philip Hougaard, Syddansk Universitet, H. Lundbeck A/S
Optimal design of clinical trials, based on linear and nonlinear models
13. maj 14:00-15:00 i lokale 4.39 Anette Grønning, Institut for Kulturvidenskab, SDU
Slave of the inbox?
10. marts 10:00-10:30 i lokale 4.39  Karen Andersen-Ranberg, Syddansk Universitet
The European SHARE project
2. marts 11:00-12:00 i lokale 4.39  Manuel Matthiesen, Århus Universitet
Polygenic risk prediction - a case report for schizophrenia
6. januar 14:30-15:30 i lokale 4.39  Claus Ekstrøm, Københavns Universitet
Interactive and dynamic Graphics in teaching, presentation and research
5. januar 10:00-10:30 i lokale 4.39  James W Vaupel, MaxO
Stockholm, Dementia and Jeanne Calment
Indlæg fra Nobel Week Dialogue i Stockholm.

Program 2014

15. december 10:00-10:30 i lokale 4.39  Virginia Zarulli, Adam Lenart & Vladimir Canudas-Romo, MaxO
Am I Halfway? Life lived = expected life 
24. november  10:00-11:00 i lokale 4.39  Søren Kjærsgaard, Århus Universitet
Improving Danish mortality forecasts using cohort models, error correction models and coherent models
Ideer til en ph.d.
31. oktober 10:00-11:00 i lokale 4.39   Postdoc Søren Møller, Biostatistisk Enhed, EBB
Methods for studying heritability of cancer diagnosis using twins
Se Abstract
22. oktober 11:00-12:00 i lokale 4.39  Professor Jacob v.B. Hjelmborg og Associate Professor Ulrich Halekoh, Biostatistisk Enhed, EBB
Increased Resemblance of Telomere Length in Dizygotic Twins of Older Fathers
Se Abstract
12. august  11:30-12:30 i lokale 4.39  PhD Student Corine Baayen, Department of Public Health, Section of Biostatistics, KU
Testing effect of a drug using multiple nested models for the dose-response
Se Abstract
4. juli  11:15-12:15 i lokale 4.39  PhD Student Chuncheng Xu
Gene, environment and cognitive ability: A Chinese twin aging study
Se Abstract 
1. juli  14:15-15:15 i lokale 4.39  Postdoctoral Research Associate, Hannes Schwandt, Princeton University
Seasonal Patterns in Health at Birth - And Why Flu Could Be to Blame
Se Abstract
11. juni  10:00-11:00
i lokale 1.36
Biostat Seminar: PhD Student Wagner Hugo Bonat
Multivariate Generalized Linear Covariance Models
Se Abstract
14. maj 14:15-15:15
i lokale 4.39
MD Carol Khan
The genetic overlap between type 2 diabetes and depression
Se Abstract
18. mar. 10:00-11:00
i lokale 4.39
Associate Professor Vladimir Canudas-Romo
The Nordic gap in cohort survival
Se Abstract
11. mar.   10:15-11:00
i lokale 3.72
PhD student Wagner Bonat
Regression models with responses on the unit interval: specification, estimation and comparison
Se Abstract
24. feb.  10:00-11:00
i lokale 4.39
Phillip Hougaard
Double censoring: Estimating the distribution of the time between two events, when the time of the first event is not observed precisely
Se Abstract
11. feb. 10:15-11:15
i lokale 2.35
Head of Statistics, Klaus Kaae Andersen and PhD student, Luise Cederkvist Kristiansen at the Danish Cancer Society
Advanced statistical models for familial aggregation of cancer
Se Abstract
10. jan. 11:00-12:00
i lokale 4.39
MD and PhD Constance Jensina Ulff-Møller
Heredity and Epigenetics in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Se Abstract
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