May 1, 2023
New paper, “Biobank-scale inference of ancestral recombination graphs enables genealogical analysis of complex traits”, out in Nature Genetics! Also see this News and Views article by Kelley Harris, which gives a less technical overview of this work. (News coverage here.) The ARG-Needle and ASMC-clust programs are available here.
Jan 15, 2023
Miriam, Yiorgos, and Sinan defended their thesis!
Oct 29, 2022
Arni, Hrushi, Miriam, Yiorgos, and Zoi presented their work at ASHG 2022. Zoi’s talk received an Epstein Trainee Finalist Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Research (top 2.6% scored abstracts). Congrats!
Oct 1, 2022
Aug 10, 2022
Brian and Juba defended their thesis!
Aug 4, 2022
New preprint, “Haplotype-based inference of recent effective population size in modern and ancient DNA samples” by Fournier et al., available on bioRxiv.
Jul 15, 2022
Pier gave a talk at UCLA’s Computational Genomics Summer Institute.
Mar 28, 2022
Miriam, Pier, Romain, Yiorgos, and Zoi presented their work at ProbGen 2022.
Nov 4, 2021
New preprint, “Biobank-scale inference of ancestral recombination graphs enables genealogy-based mixed model association of complex traits” by Zhang et al., available on bioRxiv.
Oct 13, 2021
Oct 1, 2021
Hrushikesh Loya (DPhil student) joins the lab!
Sep 1, 2021
New paper in collaboration with Chunxiao Song et al. on cell-free DNA analysis for cancer detection.
Jan 11, 2021
Arjun Biddanda (Postdoctoral Research Assistant) joins the lab!
Nov 30, 2020
Oct 27, 2020
Oct 5, 2020
Árni Gunnarsson (DPhil student) joins the lab!
Aug 24, 2020
Pier gave a talk at the Oxford Machine Learning Summer School.
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/
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.
Sep 11, 2018
Pier gave a talk at the Max Planck IMPRS for Evolutionary Biology Retreat.
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!