** We are currently recruiting two ERC/NIH-funded postdoctoral research associates ** Please get in touch if interested!
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).
|Nov 30, 2020||FastSMC paper is out in Nature Communications! Software is available on GitHub.|
|Oct 27, 2020||Yiorgos and Pier gave presentations at ASHG 2020 (Session 028 and Session 037, also see news coverage of their talks). Yiorgos also received an Epstein Trainee Semifinalist Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Research. Congratulations Yiorgos!|
|Oct 5, 2020||Árni Gunnarsson (DPhil student) joins the lab!|
|Jun 1, 2020||Juba will present his work on IBD detection and UKBB analysis at ESHG 2020. His abstract was one of 5 (out of ~2800 submissions) selected for the “What’s New?” Highlight Session. He will be one of 5 recipients of the ESHG Fellowships of Excellence for Young Investigators. Congrats Juba!|
|Apr 21, 2020||New FastSMC preprint by Nait Saada et al. available on bioRxiv!|
|Feb 24, 2020||We are currently recruiting two ERC/NIH-funded postdoctoral research associates! Please get in touch if interested.|
|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.