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Next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies are revolutionizing genome research, and in particular, their application to transcriptomics (RNA-seq) is increasingly being used for gene expression profiling as a replacement for microarrays. However, the properties of RNA-seq data have not been yet fully established, and additional research is needed for(More)
MOTIVATION Multi-series time-course microarray experiments are useful approaches for exploring biological processes. In this type of experiments, the researcher is frequently interested in studying gene expression changes along time and in evaluating trend differences between the various experimental groups. The large amount of data, multiplicity of(More)
MOTIVATION Designed microarray experiments are used to investigate the effects that controlled experimental factors have on gene expression and learn about the transcriptional responses associated with external variables. In these datasets, signals of interest coexist with varying sources of unwanted noise in a framework of (co)relation among the measured(More)
An MS-based metabolomics strategy including variable selection and PLSDA analysis has been assessed as a tool to discriminate between non-steatotic and steatotic human liver profiles. Different chemometric approaches for uninformative variable elimination were performed by using two of the most common software packages employed in the field of metabolomics(More)
This paper presents a novel approach to the question of surface grading, the soft color texture descriptors method. This method is extracted from an extensive evaluation process of several factors based on the use of two well established statistical tools: experimental design and logistic regression. The utility of different combinations of factors is(More)
MOTIVATION Time-course microarray experiments study the progress of gene expression along time across one or several experimental conditions. Most developed analysis methods focus on the clustering or the differential expression analysis of genes and do not integrate functional information. The assessment of the functional aspects of time-course(More)
As the use of RNA-seq has popularized, there is an increasing consciousness of the importance of experimental design, bias removal, accurate quantification and control of false positives for proper data analysis. We introduce the NOISeq R-package for quality control and analysis of count data. We show how the available diagnostic tools can be used to(More)
Transcriptomic profiling experiments that aim to the identification of responsive genes in specific biological conditions are commonly set up under defined experimental designs that try to assess the effects of factors and their interactions on gene expression. Data from these controlled experiments, however, may also contain sources of unwanted noise that(More)
One of the central interests of Virology is the identification of host factors that contribute to virus infection. Despite tremendous efforts, the list of factors identified remains limited. With omics techniques, the focus has changed from identifying and thoroughly characterizing individual host factors to the simultaneous analysis of thousands of(More)