2013

Prize for research on Robinson Crusoe Island

Prize for research on Robinson Crusoe Island

Updated 13/12/2013

Dr Dianne Newbury, who heads a research group working on the genetics of specific language impairment (SLI) at WTCHG, has won a national competition organised by the Medical Research Council for the best poster illustrating the importance of ...

Prize for gastrointestinal cancer research

Prize for gastrointestinal cancer research

Updated 21/11/2013

Ian Tomlinson, Professor of Molecular and Population Genetics and Group Head at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, has been awarded the UEG Research Prize in 2013. The €100,000 prize will support Professor Tomlinson’s research project ...

Centre awayday 2013

Centre awayday 2013

Updated 25/11/2013

On Friday 8 November around 150 staff and students met at the Saïd Business School for the annual Centre Awayday. Director Peter Donnelly introduced the day as an opportunity ‘to meet people you don’t normally meet’. At the same time, much of the programme encouraged participants to look outwards.

Whole-genome sequencing tracks hospital infections

Whole-genome sequencing tracks hospital infections

Updated 31/10/2013

Researchers in the High-Throughput Genomics core have sequenced the complete genomes of more than 1200 Clostridium difficile bacteria isolated from patients in Oxford hospitals as part of a major effort to track the transmission of infection. The ...

New technique aids in discovery of cancer gene candidate

New technique aids in discovery of cancer gene candidate

Updated 24/10/2013

Dr Ben Davies and his colleagues in WTCHG’s transgenics core have developed a new method for comparing the functional effects of genetic variants in non-coding parts of the genome. The technique has helped an international team of collaborators to ...

Personalised medicine on Today

Personalised medicine on Today

Updated 19/09/2013

Centre Director Peter Donnelly was interviewed on the Today Programme on Radio 4 on Thursday 19 September 2013, in a package that also featured Regius Professor of Medicine Sir John Bell talking about the promise of 'big data' research projects in finding new approaches to disease.

Comprehensive map of gene expression

Updated 19/09/2013

Over 50 scientists from nine European institutes, including the WTCHG, have measured gene expression by sequencing RNA in human cells from 462 individuals from the the 1000 Genomes Project. Manuel Rivas, Matti Pirinen, Peter Donnelly and Mark McCarthy contributed to the analysis of rare variants of particular medical significance. The study is published in Nature online.

Genetic clue to left- and right-handedness

Genetic clue to left- and right-handedness

Updated 17/09/2013

An international collaboration including scientists from the WTCHG has discovered that the same genes that determine asymmetries in the internal body plan of mammals may also play a role in establishing human hand preferences. William Brandler, the ...

Foot and mouth vaccine on TV

Foot and mouth vaccine on TV

Updated 29/08/2013

Professor Dave Stuart, co-director of the Structural Biology Division (STRUBI) at the WTCHG, was interviewed on the popular TV programme Dara O'Briain's Science Club on Thursday 29 August. The interview concerns Professor Stuart's successful ...

Prize for research on diabetes and obesity

Prize for research on diabetes and obesity

Updated 29/08/2013

Cecilia Lindgren, Career Development Fellow at the WTCHG, has been awarded the first Leena Peltonen Prize for Excellence in Human Genetics. Dr Lindgren received the inaugural prize in Helsinki, Finland on August 26, 2013 ‘for her work on applying ...