Centre for Genomic & Experimental Medicine
Centre for Genomic & Experimental Medicine

Research Groups

Using genetics and genomics to diagnose, understand and better treat disease

Consistent with our mission to use genetics and genomics to understand the mechanisms of disease and inform novel intervention strategies, our research has a broad focus that spans the full spectrum of single gene inherited forms of disease, such as cystic fibrosis, to common causes of ill health in adulthood that also have a genetic component, such as bone and joint disease.

Our research is broadly grouped within two research sections, Genomic Medicine and Experimental Medicine.

Cathy Abbott Research Group

C.Abbott research
Translation factors in neurodevelopmental disorders and neurodgeneration

Tim Aitman Research Group

T.Aitman research
Diagnosis of rare recessive disease by exome sequencing

Omar Albagha Research Group

O.Albagha research
Genetic Determinants of Bone disease

Peter Bankhead

BioImage Analysis and Digital Pathology

Chris Boyd Research Group

C.Boyd research
Development of pulmonary gene therapy approaches to treat cystic fibrosis and other genetic diseases

Sara Brown Research Group

Molecular and genetic mechanisms in atopic eczema

Helen Colhoun Research Group

Diabetes Medical Informatics and Epidemiology

Ashish Dhir Research Group

Nucleic acid metabolism and innate immunity

Kathy Evans Research Group

K.Evans research
Genetic and Functional Analysis of Neuropsychiatric Illness

Charlie Lees Research Group

C.Lees Research
Uncovering the causes of consequences of inflammatory bowel disease by studying the role of genes, the environment, diet and microbiota and their inter-relationships in gut health and disease

Riccardo Marioni Research Group

Riccardo Marioni research
Genetics and epigenetics of cognitive ageing

David Porteous Research Group

D.Porteous research
Identification of risk factors, disease processes and new treatments for common genetic disorders

Stuart Ralston Research Group

S.Ralston research
Pathogenesis and management of rheumatic and bone diseases

Bernard Ramsahoye Research Group

B.Ramsahoye research
The Genetics and Epigenetics of Haematological malignancy

Donald Salter Research Group

D.Salter research
Translating the Potential of Proteogenomics and Mesenchymal Stem Cell Theranostics for the Treatment of Musculoskeletal Disease

Generation Scotland Research Group

Generation Scotland
A family and population based cohort study for research into the genetic, environmental and sociodemographic influences on health over the life-course

Pippa Thomson Research Group

P. Thomson research
The genetics of mental health and cognition

Yanick Crow Research Group (Affiliate)

Genetic disorders of Human Neurological and Immune Function

Athina Spiliopoulou (Affiliate)

Using statistical methods to answer questions on the pathogenesis, progression and treatment of disease.

Caroline Hayward Research Group (Affiliate)

C.Hayward Research Image
Quantitative Traits in Health and Disease

Andrew McIntosh Research Group (Affiliate)

A.McIntosh research
Using genetic discoveries to identify the mechanisms of mental illness and resilience

Philip Riches Research Group (Affiliate)

P.Riches research
Exploring the pathogenesis of osteoporosis, and improving the care and understanding of gout

Heather Whalley Research Group (Affiliate)

H.Whalley research
The integration of human psychiatric neuroimaging with genetics (common and rare variants), epigenetics, and stem cell models, in the context of clinically-relevant research