Overview and evaluation of recent methods for statistical inference of gene regulatory networks from time series data

Grzegorczyk, M., Aderhold, A. and Husmeier, D. (2019) Overview and evaluation of recent methods for statistical inference of gene regulatory networks from time series data. In: Sanguinetti, G. and Huynh-Thu, V. A. (eds.) Gene Regulatory Networks: Methods and Protocols. Series: Methods in molecular biology (1883). Humana Press: New York, NY, pp. 49-94. (doi:10.1007/978-1-4939-8882-2_3)

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Abstract

A challenging problem in systems biology is the reconstruction of gene regulatory networks from postgenomic data. A variety of reverse engineering methods from machine learning and computational statistics have been proposed in the literature. However, deciding on the best method to adopt for a particular application or data set might be a confusing task. The present chapter provides a broad overview of state-of-the-art methods with an emphasis on conceptual understanding rather than a deluge of mathematical details, and the pros and cons of the various approaches are discussed. Guidance on practical applications with pointers to publicly available software implementations are included. The chapter concludes with a comprehensive comparative benchmark study on simulated data and a real-work application taken from the current plant systems biology.

Item Type:Book Sections
Keywords:Arabidopsis thaliana, Bayesian networks, Bio-PEPA, chemical model averaging, circadian regulation, Gaussian graphical models, Gaussian processes, gene regulatory networks, hierarchical Bayesian models, network inference scoring scheme, sparse regression.
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Aderhold, Mr Andrej and Husmeier, Professor Dirk
Authors: Grzegorczyk, M., Aderhold, A., and Husmeier, D.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Mathematics and Statistics
College of Science and Engineering > School of Mathematics and Statistics > Statistics
Publisher:Humana Press
Published Online:14 December 2018

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