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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


Aziz Aboobaker

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

M Sanni Ali

Senior Researcher in Pharmacoepidemiologic Methods

Andrew Angel

Royal Society Research Fellow

Esther Becker

Associate Professor of Neurobiology

David Bennett

Professor of Neurology and Neurobiology

Ben Berks

Professor of Biochemistry

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

Francesca Buffa

Computational Biology and Integrative Genomics

Martin Burton

Joint Co-ordinating Editor of the Cochrane ENT Disorders Group

Zameel Cader

Director of the Oxford Headache Centre and Director of StemBANCC

Hayriye Cagnan

MRC Career Development Fellow

Alfredo Castello

MRC Career Development Fellow

Alfredo Castello Palomares

Posttranscriptional networks in infection

Mark Coles

Kennedy Trust Senior Research Fellow

Gary Collins

Interim Director of CSM and Professor of Medical Statistics

Kevin Coward

Director of the MSc in Clinical Embryology. Principal Investigator/Group Leader

Sarah Darby

Professor of Medical Statistics

Kay Davies

Dr Lee's Professor of Anatomy

Simon Davis

Professor of Molecular Immunology

Antonella Delmestri

Senior Health Data Scientist

Ana Domingos

Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Peter Donnelly

Gwenaëlle Douaud

Associate Professor & MRC Career Development Fellow

James Dunford

Senior Research Associate

Omer Dushek

Sir Henry Dale Fellow

Terry Dwyer

Professor of Epidemiology, The George Institute UK

Paul Elliott

MRC Career Development Fellow

Gwyndaf Evans

Principal Beamline Scientist

David Eyre

Robertson Fellow and Infectious Diseases Clinician

Ben Fairfax

Consultant in Medical Oncology

Dominic Furniss

University Research Lecturer - Wellcome Trust Intermediate Fellowship

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

Will Herrington

MRC-Kidney Research UK Professor David Kerr Clinician Scientist

Matthew Higgins

Professor of Molecular Parisitology

Chris Hinds

Senior Research Fellow

Deirdre Hollingsworth

Georg Holländer

Hoffmann and Action Medical Research Professor of Developmental Medicine

Jim Hughes

Professor of Gene Regulation

Jim Hughes

Astrid Iversen

Professor of Virology and Immunology

Aarti Jagannath

Associate Professor

Saad Jbabdi

Associate Professor

Luke Jostins

Sir Henry Dale Fellow

Andrew Judge

Honorary Departmental Professor

Fredrik Karpe

Professor of Metabolic Medicine

Dominic Kelly

BRC Consultant in Paediatrics and Vaccinology.

Colin Kleanthous

Iveagh Professor of Microbial Biochemistry

Rob Klose

Professor of Genetics

Benoit Kornmann

Associate Professor of Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry

Morten Kringelbach

Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow

Nick Lakin

Professor of Molecular Cell Biology

Michael Lay

Head of Project Information Science

Gil McVean

Kim Midwood

Professor of Matrix Biology

Karla Miller

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Thomas Milne

Associate Professor of Haematology

Shabaz Mohammed

Associate Professor of Proteomics

Edward Morrissey

MRC WIMM Group Leader

Robin A Murphy

Associate Professor of Experimental Psychology

Kim Nasmyth

Whitley Professor of Biochemistry

Julia Newton

Consultant Rheumatologist

Chris O'Callaghan

Jill O`Reilly

MRC Career Development Fellow

Udo Oppermann

Professor of Molecular Biology

Allen Orville

Group Leader, XFEL Hub

Robin Owen

Principal Beamline Scientist

Catherine Pears

Associate Professor

Stuart Peirson

Associate Professor

Martin Philpott

Senior Research Associate

Andrew Pollard

Professor of Paediatric Infection and Immunity

Catherine Porcher

Associate Professor of Developmental and Stem Cell Biology

Daniel Prieto-Alhambra

Professor of Pharmaco- and Device Epidemiology

Oliver Pybus

Professor of Evolution & Infectious Disease

Kazem Rahimi

Deputy Director, The George Institute UK

Rob Rambo

Group Leader, Soft Condensed Matter Village

Christina Redfield

Professor of Molecular Biophysics

Peter Robbins

Professor of Physiology

Irene Roberts

Professor of Paediatric Haematology

Anindita Roy

Associate Professor of Paediatric Haematology

Stephen Sansom

Group Leader in Computational and Single Cell Genomics

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

University Lecturer & MRC WIMM group leader

Stephen Smith

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Shankar Srinivas

Professor of Developmental Biology

Mark Stokes

Associate Professor in Experimental Psychology

Simon Stringer

Departmental Lecturer

Christopher Summerfield

Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience

Pawel Swietach

Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Physiology

Francis Szele

Associate Professor of Developmental Biology

Alain Townsend

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

John Vakonakis

Associate Professor

Lidia Vasilieva

Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow, group leader

Tim Vogels

Sir Henry Dale Fellow, Associate Professor

Frank von Delft

Paresh Vyas

Professor of Haematology

Martin Walsh

Deputy Director of Life Sciences

Robin Walters

MRC PHRU Senior Scientist

Fiona Watt

University Research Lecturer

Caleb Webber

Professor of Bioinformatics

Suzannah Williams

Principal Investigator/Research Group Leader; Lead of Ovarian Research for the ...

Matthew Wood

Professor of Neuroscience

Alison Woollard

Associate Professor

Nick Yeung

Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience

Nicole Zitzmann

Professor of Virology & Director of Glycobiology Inst

Krina Zondervan

Professor of Reproductive & Genomic Epidemiology, Co-Director Endometriosis ...