Our mission is to advance the understanding of genetically-related conditions through multi-disciplinary research.
The Centre is composed of scientific research groups that work to understand the genetic foundations of human variation and disease.
The Oxford Genomics Centre brings together genomics and analysis services to support scientists from Oxford and elsewhere wanting to exploit the latest in high-throughput genomics techniques in their research.
Prime Minister David Cameron visited the Centre on Friday 3 May while he was in Oxford to attend the launch of the Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Information and Discovery. He met Centre director Peter Donnelly and a group of early career researchers.
(Photo: David Fisher Photography)
Dominic Kwiatkowski and his colleagues at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics and the Sanger Institute have found distinct sub-populations of malaria parasites in Western Cambodia that are resistant to artemisinin, currently the most effective anti-malaria drug available worldwide. The 'fingerprinting' technique used by the group can provide a rapid and reliable method of tracking artimesinin resistance. The new study is published in the journal Nature Genetics.
The latest issue of the University's alumni magazine Oxford Today features interviews with Peter Donnelly, Sir Walter Bodmer and Mark Robinson on the People of the British Isles study, which traced the genetic origins of Britain's ancestral populations. Click on the online reader and turn to p. 27
Friday 31 May, 12:00, ‘Twins, Genomes, and Behavior.’ Prof Dorret Boomsma, Netherlands Twin Register, Dept Biological Psychology, VU Univ, Amsterdam
Friday 7 June, 12:00, ‘Ancient admixture in human history.’ Prof David Reich, Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School
Friday 21 June, 12:00, ‘Molecular and neurogenetic basis of tidal rhythms.’ Prof Charalambos Kyriacou, Department of Genetics, University of Leicester
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Dual copy number variants involving 16p11 and 6q22 in a case of childhood apraxia of speech and pervasive developmental disorder. Eur J Hum Genet, 21 (4),
Whole-genome methylation analysis of benign and malignant colorectal tumours. J Pathol, 229 (5),