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The GMS programme is supported by an outstanding group of supervisors active in cutting-edge inter-disciplinary research to deliver research training, teaching and mentorship across the breadth of genomic medicine and statistics. The research of our supervisors encompasses the following themes:

  • Genomic and other '-omic' technologies (including method development, single cell genomics, imaging, model systems, CRISPR screens, genome engineering; proteomics, metabolomics, high throughput screening)
  • Functional genomics (gene regulation and epigenetics)
  • Genome biology (genetic variation, recombination, human history, evolution, palaeogenomics, pathogen genomes)
  • Genomics of disease (Mendelian, multifactorial traits, cancer)
  • Genomic analysis (bioinformatics and statistical genetics)
  • From genes to clinical proof of concept (integrated drug development pipeline spanning genetic-led target discovery, structural biology, medicinal chemistry)
  • Application of genomics in the clinic (rare disease diagnostics, cancer therapeutics, personalised medicine and genome therapies)

Up to 3 different rotation projects can be undertaken in the first year, each about 10 weeks in length with a short presentation at the end. Rotations start in January after the taught term. They give valuable exposure to different research topics and environments before deciding on a final DPhil project and supervisor.

Current projects

The table below shows the principal investigators currently associated with the GMS programme.  Students are encouraged to discuss projects with supervisors before choosing their rotations.  (For enrolled students, see also this page for a more detailed list of projects).