Biometry Hub

In the era of data-rich agriculture, biometry research involves methodological statistics development and the use of modern scientific computing methods for the design and analysis of research studies and experiments conducted in the life sciences.

This includes theoretical and computational research in experimental and sampling design as well as statistical modelling approaches with multi-faceted phenotypic and ‘omics data obtained from multiple field and controlled environments. The modern biometry research also fosters the development of pathways for conducting the best practice statistics in relevant academic and industry research and extension.  

The Biometry Hub group of the University of Adelaide specialises in statistical methodologies for field trials, comparative and multi-factorial experiments and field sampling in application to agriculture, horticulture, oenology and food sciences.

Our research has a strong focus on statistical genetics including linkage map construction, whole genome QTL analysis, genome wide association studies (GWAS) and genomic selection (GS). We employ and develop advanced analytical computing methods in digital agriculture including big data processing, computer vision and machine learning as well as promote the adoption of cloud-based high performance computing.

We collaborate internationally and nationally and maintain a strong interest in best practice statistics in the Southern region in Australia.

The Biometry Hub starts out and supports communities of practice with solid statistical foundations through open collaborative communication with researchers and practitioners by providing tailored professional development opportunities and facilitating multi-disciplinary dialogues with user-friendly software applications.

Upcoming events



Virtual StatsPD@Waite meeting

Every month, the professional development meetings of statisticians and data scientists at Waite, known as StatsPD@Waite, bring together specialists in various aspects of data sciences in agriculture from Waite, Roseworthy and Adelaide.



Introduction to R Workshop - Online

Get a head start in presenting data in an engaging way and learn how to prepare your data for statistical analysis.



Reporting Research with Rmarkdown workshop - Online

Introducing some more advanced features of R including reporting with Rmarkdown, and some powerful data manipulation and plotting packages.



Introduction to Experimental Design workshop - Online

Have you wondered about the principles behind experimental design?



Statistical Analysis of Agronomic Experiments - Online

Get a head start in presenting data in an engaging way and learn how to prepare your data for statistical analysis.


Biometry Hub news

Biometry Hub at Young Statisticians Careers event

The University of Adelaide Biometry Hub is once again participating in the Young Statisticians Careers evening, which is being run virtually for the first time on 14th August 2020.

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Online Statistics training workshops

June 2020 will bring another round of statistical workshops for agronomists and researchers. Find out more information and register here.

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Congratulations to Sam on certification!

Congratulations to Sam, a member of our training team, on becoming an RStudio certified instructor!

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