Parametric and non-parametric gradient matching for network inference: a comparison
Leander Dony, Fei He, Michael PH Stumpf
BMC BIOINFORMATICS | BMC | Published : 2019
BACKGROUND: Reverse engineering of gene regulatory networks from time series gene-expression data is a challenging problem, not only because of the vast sets of candidate interactions but also due to the stochastic nature of gene expression. We limit our analysis to nonlinear differential equation based inference methods. In order to avoid the computational cost of large-scale simulations, a two-step Gaussian process interpolation based gradient matching approach has been proposed to solve differential equations approximately. RESULTS: We apply a gradient matching inference approach to a large number of candidate models, including parametric differential equations or their corresponding non-..View full abstract
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FH and MPHS gratefully acknowledge funding from the BBSRC through grant BB/N003608/1 in supporting the development of the computational methods, data analysis, as well as writing of the manuscript.