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Jonas Bovijn


DPhil Student: Genomic Medicine and Statistics


I am currently a DPhil student in Genomic Medicine and Statistics, working with Professor Cecilia Lindgren and Dr Michael Holmes on the use of genetic information in drug target validation. My main focus currently lies in using genetic and phenotypic data from the UK Biobank to explore phenotypic effects of drug target modulation, using a range of approaches rooted in statistical genetics, epidemiology (including Mendelian randomization) and bioinformatics. 

Previously, I qualified as a physician in Cape Town, South Africa, completed three years of post-graduate clinical training, and obtained a Masters in Epidemiology at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, before receiving a Rhodes scholarship to start my DPhil at the University of Oxford.