** We are currently recruiting two ERC/NIH-funded postdoctoral research associates ** Please get in touch if interested! Application deadline on March 19, additional details here.
We are a research group based at Oxford University’s Department of Statistics and at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, 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).
|Feb 24, 2020||We are currently recruiting two ERC/NIH-funded postdoctoral research associates! Please get in touch if interested. Additional details and application (by March 19) here|
|Jan 20, 2020||New paper out! Collaboration with Yuki Okada et al. on applying ASMC to analyze selection and complex traits in 170k Japanese genomes.|
|Oct 17, 2019||We built a website to visualize genetic relatedness during the past 1,500 years in the UK: https://ukancestrymap.github.io/|
|Oct 7, 2019||Romain Fournier, Yiorgos Kalantzis, and Miriam Stricker (DPhil students) join the lab!|
|Sep 3, 2019||
Our group was awarded an ERC Starting Grant!
This was a very good year for funding. In addition to the ERC, we received awards from the US NIH, EPSRC, and Wellcome Trust.
|Jul 23, 2019||Juba will give a platform talk about his work on IBD detection and UKBB analysis at ASHG 2019 (Houston, TX), where he will also receive an Epstein Trainee Semifinalist Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Research. Congratulations Juba!|