Academic Panel



Konrad Krawcyzk, Department of Statistics, University of Oxford

Konrad graduated from Oxford University with undergraduate degree in Computer Science and DPhil in Computational Drug Design via one of Doctoral Training Centres. Since graduating, Konrad carried out research in UCB, Pharma, Computer Science Department at Oxford and the Department of Statistics. He is currently employed as an Impact Software Engineer responsible for installing and maintaining scientific software produced at the Department of Statistics in various pharmaceutical companies.



Cecilia Lindgren

Cecilia Lindgren, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford

Prof. Cecilia Lindgren is a Senior Group Leader at the Big Data Institute (BDI), Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Information and Discovery at University of Oxford. She received a Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics from Lund University and continued her career as a visiting researcher at the Whitehead Institute, MIT, USA where she trained in statistical genetics. After post-doctoral work at the Karolinska Institute, she joined the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics at Oxford University, followed by three years as a Scholar in Residence at the Broad Institute of Harvard/MIT. She has previously been awarded the “Rising Star Award” from EASD (2010), the “ASO's Obesity and Cardiovascular Health Award” (2011) and the “Leena Peltonen Prize for Excellence in Human Genetics” (2013). The last three years she has been listed amongst Thomson Reuters 100 “most highly cited researchers” in Molecular Biology and Genetics. Her research focuses on applying genomics to dissect the etiology of obesity related traits and their relationship with (female) reproductive health. She has recently received the Khwarizmi International Award (KIA)  for her work on "Dissection of the Molecular Pathogenesis of Obesity and Fat distribution".


George Busby, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Oxford

Dr George Busby is a senior postdoctoral researcher at the Big Data Institute at the University of Oxford. He originally trained as a zoologist and following a short career as a conservation geneticist, read for a DPhil in Human Evolutionary Genetics in the department of Zoology in Oxford. During this time his research involved understanding past migration patterns of human populations in Europe and southern Africa. He then went to the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics in Oxford as a postdoc and continued to work on African populations as part of a large-scale global project exploring the genetic basis of susceptibility to malaria in African populations. He is now working as part of a new research project into the spread of drug resistance in malaria parasite and vector populations. In particular, he is working on new ways to translate this science into useful information for people working with malaria in the field.