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Winners of WHG Public Engagement prize announced.

The winners of the first annual WHG PE Awards were announced at the centre ‘Away Day’ on the 6th of September.

University of Oxford celebrate successful bids for Wellcome Trust PhD programmes


Three new funded schemes from the Medical Science Division and MPLS Division have been awarded a four-year PhD programmes in science by the Wellcome Trust.

From bugs to drugs


Decoding the pharmacological goldmine in tick saliva.

NEW WHG Director

Leveraging genetics to help inform drug target discovery

Identifying targets for drug development is hard with high failure rates in later-stage clinical trials. A new study led by Professor Julian Knight at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics and colleagues from the ULTRA-DD Consortium shows how genetics combined with knowledge of network connectivity can help. The new Priority Index or ‘Pi’ pipeline developed by first-author Dr Hai Fang is open-source and scalable, enabling other researchers to capitalise on their findings. The paper, published today in Nature Genetics, describes the drug target prioritisation landscape for 30 different immune-mediated diseases.

Factors influencing meiotic recombination revealed by whole-genome sequencing of single sperm

A new paper, published in Science, looks at factors influencing meiotic recombination revealed by whole-genome sequencing of single sperm

Centuries-old population movements revealed in fine-scale genetic map of the Iberian Peninsula

A new study into the genetic makeup of over 1,400 individuals from across Spain has shown that the genetic patterns in modern individuals were shaped by population movements over the past 1,000 years. It also showed that in some regions, there are discernible patterns of genetic differences even between individuals living as close as 10km apart.

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