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Oxford has particular strengths in bioinformatics and statistical genetics in the Department of Statistics and the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, which is part of the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine.

Groups in these departments have developed many of the methods now used worldwide in genetic association studies in humans and rodent models and in high-throughput DNA sequence analysis. DNA and protein sequence analysis and functional annotation is concentrated in the Department of Statistics and the MRC Functional Genomics Unit. There is a strong tradition of protein structure analysis in several groups in Oxford, notably in the Structural Biology Division of the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine and the Structural Bioinformatics and Computational Biochemistry Unit in the Department of Biochemistry.

An exciting new development is the Big Data Institutea centre of excellence for the analysis of large and complex data sets for health research aiming to develop, evaluate and apply methods to identify associations between lifestyle exposures, genetic variants, infections and health outcomes.

Researchers in Oxford form part of the MRC Centre for Genomics and Global Health, an international collaboration that integrates genomic and population genetic data with clinical and epidemiological data to understand and combat globally important infectious diseases.

The Deep Medicine Programme of the Oxford Martin School at The George Institute for Global Health applies established and novel techniques in data mining, machine learning and deep learning to complex biomedical datasets to generate insights into complex disease patterns, risk trajectories and treatment effects.

The Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences also has one of the strongest statistical groups in the UK (across all clinical areas) with a particular emphasis on monitoring.

There are many potential researchers in this theme that are not listed here because they are not in the Medical Sciences Division. They can be found in the Departments of StatisticsMathematics, Computer Science, Plant Sciences, and Zoology. Many of these supervisors are associated with relevant Structured DPhil Programmes including Genomic Medicine and Statistics.

Supervisors in Bioinformatics, Statistics and Computational Biology


David Aanensen

Director of The Centre for Genomic Pathogen Surveillance

Aziz Aboobaker

Professor of Comparative and Functional Genomics,Tutorial Fellow, and Dean of ...

Agne Antanaviciute

Computational Biologist

Agne Antanaviciute

Computational Biologist

Daniel C Anthony

Professor of Experimental Neuropathology

Rachael Bashford-Rogers

Esther Becker

Professor of Translational Neuroscience

David Bennett

Professor of Neurology and Neurobiology

Ben Berks

Professor of Biochemistry

Daniele Biasci

Group Leader (Innovation Investigator track) in A-TAP Data Science

Phil Biggin

Professor of Computational Biochemistry

Rafal Bogacz

Professor of Computational Neuroscience

Chas Bountra

Neil Brockdorff

Professor of Biochemistry and Wellcome Principle Research Fellow

Marella de Bruijn

Professor of Developmental Haematopoiesis

Randy Bruno

Professor of Neuroscience

Martin Burton

Joint Co-ordinating Editor of the Cochrane ENT Disorders Group

Zameel Cader

Director of the Oxford Headache Centre and Director of StemBANCC

Alfredo Castello Palomares

Posttranscriptional networks in infection

Mark Coles

Professor of Immunology

Gary Collins

Professor of Medical Statistics and Director of CSM

Rui Ponte Costa

Group Leader

Kevin Coward

Associate Professor and Director of the MSc in Clinical Embryology

Sarah Darby

Professor of Medical Statistics

Simon Davis

Professor of Molecular Immunology

Antonella Delmestri

Lead Health Data Scientist

Aiden Doherty

Professor of Biomedical Informatics

Ana Domingos

Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Peter Donnelly

Gwenaëlle Douaud

Associate Professor

James Dunford

Senior Research Associate

Omer Dushek

Professor of Molecular Immunology, Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow

Terry Dwyer

Emeritus Professor of Epidemiology, Nuffield Department of Women’s & ...

Paul Elliott

MRC Career Development Fellow

Gwyndaf Evans

Principal Beamline Scientist

David Eyre

Professor of Infectious Diseases

Ben Fairfax

Consultant in Medical Oncology

Kevin Foster

Professor of Evolutionary Biology

Marco Fritzsche

Professor of Biophysical Immunology (Innovation Investigator Track)

Dominic Furniss

Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Ian Gibbs-Seymour

CRUK Career Development Fellow

Robert Gilbert

Group Head

Stephen Goodwin

Professor of Neurogenetics

Stephanie Halford

Senior Research Scientist

Maria Harkiolaki

Principal Beamline Scientist

Bass Hassan

Will Herrington

Professor of Trials and Epidemiology of Kidney Disease, Renal Studies Group

Matthew Higgins

Professor of Molecular Parisitology

Adrian Hill

Lakshmi Mittal and Family Professorship of Vaccinology

Chris Hinds

Senior Research Fellow

Deirdre Hollingsworth

Georg Holländer

Hoffmann and Action Medical Research Professor of Developmental Medicine

Sarah Howles

Clinical Research Fellow

Jim Hughes

Professor of Gene Regulation

Jim Hughes

Astrid Iversen

Professor of Virology and Immunology

Aarti Jagannath

Associate Professor

Saad Jbabdi

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Luke Jostins

Sir Henry Dale Fellow

Fredrik Karpe

Professor of Metabolic Medicine

Dominic Kelly

BRC Consultant in Paediatrics and Vaccinology.

Syma Khalid

Colin Kleanthous

Iveagh Professor of Microbial Biochemistry

Rob Klose

Professor of Genetics

Benoit Kornmann

Associate Professor of Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry

Nick Lakin

Professor of Molecular Cell Biology

Clinton Lau

Wellcome CDA Research Fellow

Michael Lay

Head of Project Information Science

Yang Luo

KTRR Senior Research Fellow in Data Science

Gil McVean

Kim Midwood

Professor of Matrix Biology

Karla Miller

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Thomas Milne

Professor of Haematology

Robin A Murphy

Professor of Experimental Psychology

Christoffer Nellåker

MRC Methodology Research Fellow

Chris O'Callaghan

Jill O'Reilly

Associate Professor of Experimental Psychology

Udo Oppermann

Professor of Molecular Biology

Allen Orville

Group Leader, XFEL Hub

Robin Owen

Principal Beamline Scientist

Catherine Pears

Associate Professor

Stuart Peirson

Professor of Circadian Neuroscience

Sir Andrew Pollard

Ashall Professor of Infection & Immunity

Daniel Prieto-Alhambra

Professor of Pharmaco- and Device Epidemiology

Oliver Pybus

Professor of Evolution & Infectious Disease

Kazem Rahimi

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Population Health

Rob Rambo

Group Leader, Soft Condensed Matter Village

Christina Redfield

Professor of Molecular Biophysics

Peter Robbins

Professor of Physiology

Irene Roberts

Emeritus Professor of Paediatric Haematology

Anindita Roy

Professor of Paediatric Haematology

Stephen Sansom

Associate Professor

Michael Maia Schlussel

Senior Medical Statistician

Benjamin Schuster-Böckler

Elena Seiradake

Associate Professor & Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow

Peter Simmonds

Professor of Virology

David Sims

Associate Professor of Computational Genomics

Stephen Smith

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Shankar Srinivas

Professor of Developmental Biology

Simon Stringer

Departmental Lecturer

Christopher Summerfield

Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience

Pawel Swietach

Professor of Physiology

Francis Szele

Associate Professor of Developmental Biology

Alain Townsend

Emeritus Professor of Molecular Immunology

Irina Udalova

Professor of Molecular Immunology

Holm Uhlig

Professor of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Group Head / PI and Hon Consultant ...

Stephan Uphoff

Sir Henry Dale Research Fellow

Lidia Vasilieva

Associate professor, group leader

Frank von Delft

Paresh Vyas

Professor of Haematology

Martin Walsh

Deputy Director of Life Sciences

Robin Walters

Senior Scientist

Lisa White

Professor of Modelling and Epidemiology

Suzannah Williams

Associate Professor & Senior Research Fellow

Suzannah Williams

Associate Professor & Senior Research Fellow

Clive Wilson

Professor of Cell and Developmental Genetics

Matthew Wood

Professor of Neuroscience

Dan Woodcock

Associate Professor of Translational Data Science

Alison Woollard

Associate Professor

Kanmin Xue

Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Career Development Fellow

Christopher Yau

Professor of Artificial Intelligence

Nick Yeung

Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience

Nicole Zitzmann

Professor of Virology & Director of Glycobiology Inst

Krina Zondervan

Head of Department, Professor of Reproductive & Genomic Epidemiology, ...