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Simon Myers gives Francis Crick Prize Lecture

07 Dec 17

On 6th December 2017, Professor Simon Myers gave the 2017 Francis Crick Prize Lecture entitled The birth of a new species: Bringing together yet driving apart at the Royal Society, London. Professor Simon Myers was awarded the 2017 Francis Crick lecture for transforming our understanding of meiotic recombination and of human population history Overview of the lecture There are millions of different species worldwide. But how do new species first appear, and ...

Oxford Brain Imaging Genetics (BIG) browser launches

24 Oct 17

The Oxford Brain Imaging Genetics (BIG) Browser is part of a collaboration between the research groups of Prof Jonathan Marchini and Prof Steve Smith at fMRIB in Oxford. This collaboration aims to uncover the genetic basis of human brain imaging measures using the UK Biobank project. It is expected that this research will help uncover the genetic influences of neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Schizophr...

Peter Donnelly and Yee Whye Teh co-authors on RSS Machine Learning report

21 Mar 17

The Royal Statistical Society’s Working Group on Machine Learning has issued a report entitled Machine Learning: the power and promise of computers that learn by example.  Professor Peter Donnelly FMedSci FRS chaired the Working Group, which also included Professor Yee Whye

Sir David Cox receives BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award

20 Mar 17

The ninth BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Basic Sciences category has been awarded to Sir David Cox and to Professor Bradley Efron of Stanford University, for the development of “pioneering and hugely infl...