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Gavin Band

Gavin

Post-doctoral research associate

Address:

Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Roosevelt Dr.
Oxford, OX3 7BN

Email

Research overview

Gavin works as a statistician on the large dataset collected by the MalariaGEN consortium for the purpose of genome-wide association studies in human malaria. This dataset represents not only a huge opportunity for discovery, but also a great statistical and bioinformatic challenge; Gavin spends most of his time grappling with these challenges.  

Gavin's PhD is in mathematics and he has spent time as a postdoc as well as working in industry as a software engineer.  He began work in genetics joining the WTCCC2 large-scale genome-wide association study in 2009, before moving to the analysis group on MalariaGEN in 2011.