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).
We will soon be advertising postdoctoral positions in our group. Please get in touch if you are interested.
|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. We will soon be advertising postdoctoral positions. Please get in touch if you are interested.
|Jul 23, 2019||Juba will present his work on IBD detection and analysis at ASHG 2019 (Houston, TX), where he will also receive an Epstein Trainee Semifinalist Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Research. Congratulations Juba!|
|Jul 8, 2019||Pier gave a talk at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics.|