Julian Knight directs the Genomic Medicine and Statistics DPhil course and is Professor of Genomic Medicine at University of Oxford. He is Deputy Director of, and leads a research group at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics focused on the genetic basis of infectious, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. He is also an Honorary Consultant Physician at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust.
“GMS students are the future of genomic medicine. You will be part of an amazing cohort who are doing some of the most exciting research across the University. Our students come from an incredibly diverse range of academic fields which is a real strength of the programme. If you have a passion for delivering on the potential of genomics in human health we would love to hear from you”
Isabel Schmidt is the GMS Course Administrator. Isabel organises and supports many aspects of the course and is the first port of call for student queries and assistance (both current and prospective students).
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Cath Green is a Principal Investigator at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, where she also leads the Chromosome Dynamics Core facility. In addition, Cath manages the Clinical Biomanufacturing Facility, which played a vital role in the development of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine; she was awarded an OBE in recognition of this work in 2021.
John Todd is Director of the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, Professor of Precision Medicine, and Director of the JDRF/Wellcome Trust Diabetes and Inflammation Laboratory (DIL). The lab researches the causes of the autoimmune disease type 1 diabetes (T1D) in order to treat and prevent the disease by modulating the causative pathways.
"This DPhil programme is one of the most important activities of the Wellcome Centre. We are training and nurturing the next generation of data scientists who really appreciate that sometimes data can be messy and results confounded, requiring intensive QC and assessments of reproducibility"
John Todd, Centre Director
Helen Lockstone is Head of Bioinformatics and Training at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics. Helen leads the Bioinformatics Core and is co-director on a new MSc in Genomic Medicine. She co-ordinates the overall GMS teaching with Gavin Band, and oversees the programming and bioinformatics workshops which are delivered by members of Bioinformatics Core.
Gavin Band is a senior statistician at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics where his work focuses on the genetic epidemiology of malaria infections. With Helen Lockstone he co-ordinates the GMS teaching with a focus on the statistics components.