Gilean McVean, Professor of Statistical Genetics
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 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, DPhil student
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 2006Ella'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.
© 2008 G. McVean.