Supervisors and rotation projects
The GMS programme is supported by an outstanding group of supervisors active in cutting-edge inter-disciplinary research to deliver research training, teaching and mentorship across the breadth of genomic medicine and statistics. The research of our supervisors encompasses the following themes:
- Genomic and other '-omic' technologies (including method development, single cell genomics, imaging, model systems, CRISPR screens, genome engineering; proteomics, metabolomics, high throughput screening)
- Functional genomics (gene regulation and epigenetics)
- Genome biology (genetic variation, recombination, human history, evolution, palaeogenomics, pathogen genomes)
- Genomics of disease (Mendelian, multifactorial traits, cancer)
- Genomic analysis (bioinformatics and statistical genetics)
- From genes to clinical proof of concept (integrated drug development pipeline spanning genetic-led target discovery, structural biology, medicinal chemistry)
- Application of genomics in the clinic (rare disease diagnostics, cancer therapeutics, personalised medicine and genome therapies)
Up to 3 different rotation projects can be undertaken in the first year, each about 10 weeks in length with a short presentation at the end. Rotations start in January after the taught term. They give valuable exposure to different research topics and environments before deciding on a final DPhil project and supervisor.
The table below shows a summary of current rotation projects suggested by supervisors. Students are encouraged to discuss projects with supervisors before choosing their rotations. (For enrolled students, see also this page for a more detailed list of projects).