News

Jan 11, 2021
Arjun Biddanda (Postdoctoral Research Assistant) joins the lab!
Nov 30, 2020
FastSMC paper is out in Nature Communications! Software is available here. The paper has also been selected as one of Nature Communications' Editors' Highlights.
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.
Jan 6, 2020
Fergus Cooper (Research Software Engineer) joins the lab!
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.
Jul 23, 2019
Juba will give a platform talk about his work on IBD detection and UKBB 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.
Oct 1, 2018
Juba Nait-Saada, Brian Zhang and Sinan Shi (DPhil students) join the lab!
Sep 11, 2018
Pier gave a talk at the Max Planck IMPRS for Evolutionary Biology Retreat.
Aug 13, 2018
ASMC paper is out in Nature Genetics! Free full-text, ASMC software & data.
Apr 16, 2018
Pier gave a talk at Amazon Research in Berlin.
Mar 7, 2018
New preprint available on bioRxiv.
Aug 16, 2017
Pier will give a talk at Probgen ‘17 (Aarhus) and ASHG ‘17 (Orlando).
Oct 1, 2017
Juba Nait-Saada (MSc by Research) joins the lab!
Jan 15, 2017
NIH K99/R00 grant first submission obtained a “perfect score” of 10!