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UK Biobank genetics opens the door to a new era of health research

UK Biobank genetics opens the door to a new era of health research

Updated 11/10/2018

  A ground-breaking paper is published in Nature this week that describes the release of whole genome genetic data of 500,000 participants of the UK Biobank1. These genetic data are available from UK Biobank, for use in new medical research all ...

Shieldin Complex

Shieldin Complex

Updated 30/07/2018

Oxford researchers discover DNA repair protein complex important in drug resistance in cancers driven by BRCA mutations.

DPhil GMS Students win AstraZeneca challenge at #BioDataHack

DPhil GMS Students win AstraZeneca challenge at #BioDataHack

Updated 03/08/2018

Three GMS students from the WCHG recently competed in the Wellcome-Sanger Institute’s inaugural BioData Hackathon (#BioDataHack) and took home the top prize in their category. Chris Eijsbouts (2017), Chris Cole (2017), and Dr. Jonas Bovijn (2016) ...

Todd Group at Ride To Cure 2018

Todd Group at Ride To Cure 2018

Updated 29/05/2018

The Todd group took part in this year's JDRF Ride To Cure event, with two teams of 5 researchers cycling a combined distance of 29.25 miles

OUMNH Exhibition based on centre research

OUMNH Exhibition based on centre research

Updated 12/02/2018

The 'Settlers' exhibition has opened at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Based on WHG research, this interactive exhibition tells the story of Britain's ever changing population as revealed by genetics, archaeology and demography.

Gene that contributes to female body shape may increase risk of type 2 diabetes

Gene that contributes to female body shape may increase risk of type 2 diabetes

Updated 11/04/2018

WHG researchers have identified a gene that in women is linked to the creation and location of new fat cells and in turn contributes to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes.

Oxford Sparks Animation

Oxford Sparks Animation

Updated 23/11/2017

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.

Todd group part of  Global Platform for the Prevention of Autoimmune Diabetes

Todd group part of Global Platform for the Prevention of Autoimmune Diabetes

Updated 14/11/2017

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. 

Prof Simon Leedham wins CRUK prize

Prof Simon Leedham wins CRUK prize

Updated 07/11/2017

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.

Centre Director featured in “Talking Machines” podcast

Centre Director featured in “Talking Machines” podcast

Updated 10/10/2017

Centre Director, Professor Peter Donnelly, features in the latest “Talking Machines” podcast. Peter talks in his capacity with the Royal Society’s Machine Learning Working Group about the work they are doing in relation to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.