2014

Awards at ASHG

Awards at ASHG

Updated 27/10/2014

Dr Martijn van de Bunt, a Novo Nordisk postdoctoral fellow working on the genetics of diabetes at OCDEM and the WTCHG, has been awarded one of the top prizes in the ASHG/Charles J. Epstein Trainee Awards for Excellence in Human Genetics Research in ...

Illuminating atoms

Illuminating atoms

Updated 27/10/2014

From 4 November co-director of STRUBI Dave Stuart will feature in an exhibition of portraits by photographer Max Alexander at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The exhibition, 'Illuminating Atoms', has been commissioned to celebrate the International ...

Revolutionary biology

Revolutionary biology

Updated 21/10/2014

2014 is the International Year of Crystallography and to celebrate this anniversary NDM has produced a series of short films entitled Revolutionary Biology. The series shows how the field of structural biology has developed over the past 100 years, ...

A night at the museum

A night at the museum

Updated 01/10/2014

Up to 1000 people visited the WTCHG stand at ‘Science Uncovered’, the annual free event marking European Researchers’ Night at the Natural History Museum in London on Friday 26 September. Group head Julian Knight, post-docs Kat Plant and ...

Massive malaria study raises intriguing evolutionary questions

Massive malaria study raises intriguing evolutionary questions

Updated 23/09/2014

A study of genetic variants associated with cases of severe malaria has successfully integrated data from almost 30,000 participants across multiple locations in Africa, Asia and Oceania. The study has achieved insights into the evolutionary battle ...

New data collection tools for endometriosis

Updated 23/09/2014

Associate Professor Krina Zondervan has jointly coordinated an international effort involving 34 research centres and 3 pharmaceutical companies to standardise data collection in endometriosis research.

New professors for WTCHG

New professors for WTCHG

Updated 23/09/2014

A number of Centre members have received recognition from the University through the award of new professorial titles. The title of Professor has been awarded to Julian Knight and Ray Owens. The title of Associate Professor has been awarded to ...

Putting out the rubbish in the human genome

Putting out the rubbish in the human genome

Updated 14/07/2014

The question of how many of the 3 billion letters in the human genome are doing something useful and how many are just evolutionary leftovers with no function – ‘junk DNA’ – has been difficult to answer. Now scientists from Oxford’s Medical Sciences ...

Oxford and Bayer Healthcare collaborate on gynaecological disease

Updated 25/07/2014

Research on the genetics of endometriosis by Dr Krina Zondervan, PI at WTCHG and Co-director of the Oxford Endometriosis CaRe Centre, has contributed to a new research partnership between Oxford's Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Bayer HealthCare.

A fast, accurate tool for sequence analysis

A fast, accurate tool for sequence analysis

Updated 14/07/2014

Whole-genome sequencing promises to transform the search for genetic variants that might aid diagnosis in patients with a wide variety of diseases. A software tool developed at WTCHG brings this promise a step closer to reality by offering a quick ...