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Mathematical Biology Analysis Prediction, Genetics and Genomics

NameJob TitleResearch Theme
Georgios BanosUoE Honorary staff

Animal breeding, genomics and computational biology.

Mark BronsvoortPersonal Chair of Veterinary Epidemiology

I curently have a broad portfolio of interests including the epidemiology of foot-and-mouth disease and bovine tuberculosis and using molecular tools to understand transmission and spread at different scales in LMICs.

Helen BrownCore Scientist (Statisician)
Tom FreemanPersonal Chair of Systems Immunology

Network modelling and experimental manipulation of clinically relevant immune pathways.

Chris Haley

Understanding complex trait variation in humans and other species.

John HickeyChair of Animal Breeding

Our group AlphaGenes focusses on the development and application of quantitative genetics methods and computational approaches for animal and plant breeding programs collected at the AlphaSuite. Currently our overarching research aim relates to the development of what we call Genomic Selection 2.0. We envisage that GS2.0 would be underpinned by huge quantities of sequence data generated at low cost and could enable several new ways of driving genetic improvement and biological insight. 

Andy LawGroup Leader/Senior Research Fellow

The development of simple-to-use systems for handling and reformatting data for genetic analyses.

Tom MichoelReader

Development and application of analytical methods and software to model the complex variations of traits and diseases between cell types, tissues and individuals using large-scale multi-omics data.

Albert TenesaPersonal chair of Quantitative Genetics

Understanding how genetic variation influences normal and pathological variation in humans.

Mick WatsonPersonal Chair of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

I am interested in what large datasets tell us about biological function, and how we can correlate patterns in big data with phenotypes of interest in farm animal health, disease and productivity.

Pam WienerReader

Application of population and quantitative genetic approaches to dissect the genetic basis of phenotypic traits in domesticated animal species and to analyze the processes of domestication and breed development.

Andrea WilsonPersonal Chair

The Doeschl-Wilson group investigates how the genetics of individuals affects the spread of infectious disease, both within an animal and between animals. We are an interdisciplinary group of scientists aiming to effectively combine field and laboratory experiments with mathematical modelling and quantitative genetics theory, with the ultimate aim to improve livestock health and resilience.   

John WoolliamsPersonal Chair of Mathematical Genetics

Quantitative genetics of selected and managed populations, design and operation of breeding schemes, prediction of genetic merit for complex traits and genetic epidemiology.