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Assoc. Prof Mik Black

Senior Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry
- Otago Genomics & Bioinformatics Facility Management Committee member

Tel: +64 3 479 7831
Fax: +64 3 479 7866

Biographical information

Mik BlackAssoc. Prof Michael (Mik) Black received a BSc (Hons) in statistics from the University of Canterbury, and a MS (mathematical statistics) and PhD (statistics) from Purdue University. After completing his PhD in 2002, Mik returned to New Zealand to work as a lecturer in the Department of Statistics at the University of Auckland.

An ongoing involvement in a number of Dunedin-based collaborative genomics projects resulted in a move to the University of Otago in 2006.

Mik's research focuses on the development and application of statistical methods for the analysis of data from genomics experiments, with a particular emphasis on colorectal and breast cancer.

Mik is also involved in the provision of high performance computing tools for the NZ research community via our National eScience Infrastructure (NeSI).

Further information

Visit Mik’s profile on the Department of Biochemistry’s website

Recent publications

  • Roberts RL, Wallace MC, Wright DF, Cadzow M, Dalbeth N, Jones PB, Stamp LK, Harrison AA, Black MA, Merriman TR. (2013) Frequency of CYP2C9 polymorphisms in polynesian people and potential relevance to management of gout with benzbromarone. Joint, bone, spine : revue du rhumatisme.
  • Xu H, Black MA, Craig BA. (2013) Evaluating accuracy of diagnostic tests with intermediate results in the absence of a gold standard. Statistics in medicine 32:2571-2584.
  • Nguyen Ht, Merriman TR, Black MA. (2013) CNVrd, a read-depth algorithm for assigning copy-number at the FCGR Locus: Population-specific tagging of copy number variation at FCGR3B. PLoS ONE 8:e63219.
  • Girardin A, McCall J, Black MA, Edwards F, Phillips V, Taylor ES, Reeve AE, Kemp RA. (2013) Inflammatory and regulatory T cells contribute to a unique immune microenvironment in tumor tissue of colorectal cancer patients. International journal of cancer. Journal international du cancer 132:1842-1850.
  • Butler MI, Stockwell PA, Black MA, Day RC, Lamont IL, Poulter RTM. (2013) Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae from recent outbreaks of Kiwifruit Bacterial Canker belong to different clones that originated in China. PLoS ONE 8:e57464.