The Wellcome funded four year DPhil Programme in Genomic Medicine and Statistics trains future scientific leaders who will work at the cutting edge of genomics in biomedical research and enable effective delivery into the clinic. The application cycle for entry in 2018 opens 1 September 2017.
CryoEM-based hybrid modeling approaches for structure determination. Curr Opin Microbiol, 43, pp. 14-23. Article
The genetic underpinnings of body fat distribution Expert Review of Endocrinology & Metabolism, 12 (6), pp. 417-427. Article
A map of human PRDM9 binding provides evidence for novel behaviors of PRDM9 and other zinc-finger proteins in meiosis. Elife, 6. Article
A point mutation in the ion conduction pore of AMPA receptor GRIA3 causes dramatically perturbed sleep patterns as well as intellectual disability. Hum Mol Genet, 26 (20), pp. 3869-3882. ArticleMore publications
The Oxford Genomics Centre has been working with Oxford Sparks to produce a fantastic animation, and associated resources, that explains how our cutting-edge sequencing facilities work. You can see the animation, and read more about the science, at the link.
As part of an international collaboration, the DIL group will identify infants with a significant genetic risk for type 1 diabetes to begin recruiting for POInT, a randomized controlled phase IIb trial to determine if daily administration of high-dose oral insulin in early life can prevent T1D-associated autoimmunity.
Centre leader Prof Simon Leedham has been one of this year's recepients of Cancer Research UK's "Future Leaders" prizes. The CRUK prizes recognise the achievements of the rising stars in cancer research, and celebrate the researchers who have shown outstanding dedication to beating cancer.