McVean Group


Gil McVean

Gilean McVean, Professor of Statistical Genetics

mcvean@stats.ox.ac.uk

My research covers several areas in evolutionary biology and population genetics, combining both theoretical work and empirical analyses. Of particular interest is the analysis of recombination from population genetic data, the relationship between linkage disequilibrium and properties of the underlying genealogy, and methods for inferring genealogical history from DNA sequence data.

I teach several graduate level courses including Population Genetic Inference and am part of the steering committee for the Life Sciences Interface Doctoral Training Centre.

I am also a member of the steering committee for the 1000 genomes project which aims to produce a highly detailed map of human genetic variation to support disease studies.

I am a fellow of Linacre College.

Current group members


Jedidiah Francis

Jedidiah Francis, DPhil student

francis@stats.ox.ac.uk


Oliver Venn, DPhil student - Wellcome Trust Genomic Medicine and Statistics Studentship


Isaac Turner, DPhil student - Doctorial Training Centre Program


Alex Dilthey, DPhil student


Duncan Palmer, DPhil student - Doctorial Training Centre Program


Denise Xifaras, DPhil student


Iain Mathieson, DPhil student - Wellcome Trust Genomic Medicine and Statistics Studentship


Zam Iqbal, Postdoctoral Researcher

Previous group members

Bartu Ahiska, DPhil 2011

Stephen Leslie, Postdoctoral Researcher

Loukas Moutsianas, DPhil 2011

Jo Gay, DPhil

Chris Hallsworth, DPhil

Adam Auton, DPhil 2007

For further information please see Adam's website.

Niall Cardin, DPhil 2007

For further information please see Niall's website.

Ella Chase, DPhil 2006

Ella's DPhil thesis, entitled "Recombination processes in the var genes of Plasmodium falciparum", describes a group of var genes, crucial to the organism's ability to evade the host immune system, in the malaria-causing organism Plasmodium falciparum. A pairwise alignment algorithm allowing sequences to align to multiple partners and thereby modelling mosaicism, indel formation, and amino acid substitution, was developed.

Chris Spencer, DPhil 2006

Postdoctoral researcher working for Professor Peter Donnelly F.R.S. in the Mathematical Genetics and Bioinformatics group at the University of Oxford. For further information please see Chris' website.

Daniel Wilson, DPhil 2005

For further information please see Danny's website.

Collaborators

Simon Myers

Martine Zilversmit

Isabel Gordo

© 2008 G. McVean.