We are a research group based at the Department of Statistics in the University of Oxford, working at the intersection of computer science, statistics, and genetics. We develop methods to enable new types of analyses in statistical and population genetics, with a particular interest in problems that involve modeling and inference in large genomic datasets. Specific areas of research include:
- Reconstructing past demographic events using genetic data (migration, expansion/contraction of populations).
- Studying evolutionary parameters in the human genome (natural selection, mutation/recombination rates).
- Studying the heritability and genetic architecture of complex traits (nature vs nurture).
- Detecting disease-causing variation in the human genome (association).
|Apr 16, 2018||Pier giving a talk at Amazon Research in Berlin.|
|Mar 7, 2018||ASMC preprint on bioRxiv.|
|Oct 1, 2017||Juba Nait-Saada (MSc by Research) joins the lab.|
|Aug 16, 2017||Pier will talk about ASMC at Probgen ‘17 (Aarhus) and ASHG ‘17 (Orlando).|
|Jan 15, 2017||NIH K99/R00 grant first submission obtained a “perfect score” of 10.|