The Statistical Genetics Laboratory studies the role that genetic variation plays in determining risk of disease and its risk factors. The laboratory develops and applies statistical genetic methods to gene mapping studies across a wide range of traits and diseases.
One major focus is understanding genetic variation in various cancers. Cancers studied include melanoma, ovarian cancer, breast cancer and oesophageal cancer. Ultimately this work will lead to better understanding of why particular individuals are affected by cancer or why they respond poorly to cancer treatment.
Another major interest is ophthalmological genetics, with work ongoing to identify the specific genes involved in both eye disease and in underlying quantitative risk factors.
Group Leader: Associate Professor Stuart Macgregor
- Dr Puya Gharahkhani, Research Officer
- Dr Aniket Mishra, Visiting Scientist
- Dr Gabriel Cuellar Partida, Visiting Scientist
- Dr Jiyuan An, Research Officer
- Dr Yadav Sapkota, Visiting Scientist
- Ms Upekha Liyanage, PhD Student