The intent of this service is to provide consultation and computing resources for researchers who (1) are doing their own microarray experimental design and data analysis without a biostatistics collaborator, or (2) are carrying out preliminary data analyses in order to assist their biostatistics collaborator, or (3) simply want to understand the concepts and tools involved in planning and analyzing microarray experiments. The consultation involves educating and helping with troubleshooting. The staff will not perform analyses for investigators.
Changzhong Chen is a biostatistician in the DFCI Department of Biostatistical Sciences. He will be available for consultation in room 1129 in the Smith Building at the following times:
He can be reached by phone during scheduled hours at (617) 632-5979, or by email at
Investigators are free to drop in or to make an appointment.
Assistance with the following software is, or will soon be available:
- Microarray Suite 5.0 (Affymetrix)
- dChip (Li and Wong)
- Bioconductor (R, Gentleman)
- Cluster/Treeview (Stanford, Eisen)
- GeneCluster (Whitehead)
- GeneSight (Biodiscovery)
While most analyses can be done at investigators' computers, there are several computers in room 1129 of the Smith Building that may be used to analyze data from microarray experiments.