Genomic Medicine and Statistics
Doctoral Training Centre Degrees
Course code: RG_1
Programme Director: Professor Julian Knight
Full DPhil in Genomic Medicine and Statistics course information (University of Oxford admissions website)
This four year DPhil programme trains future scientific leaders who will work at the cutting edge of genomics in biomedical research and enable effective delivery into the clinic.
Students will use and learn about –omics approaches leveraging next generation sequencing including application in genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics and epigenomics together with genome editing and single cell genomics techniques.
The programme is hosted in the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics (WTCHG), which hosts world-leading research groups in disease genetics, statistics, bioinformatics, genomic analysis, protein structure, and functional biology. Close links with Oxford University Hospitals facilitate translational research, further enhanced by the establishment of the Centre for Personalised Medicine (a partnership between WTCHG and St Anne’s College).
The first year includes taught modules (including genomics, statistics, bioinformatics and epidemiology with theoretical and practical classes), a literature review and two short research projects. These will inform the choice of a DPhil project for the final three years of the programme.
The following researchers are affiliated with this programme