Biostatistics and Statistical Genetics

Biostatistics and Statistical Genetics

This group researches into design, and analysis of quantitative investigations in human health and genetics with a particular emphasis on applying advanced methods of statistical inference.

Staff

Dr Christina A Cobbold  Reader

Bayesian methods; inference and statistical methods for dynamical systems with applications to genetic data

Member of other research groups: Mathematical Biology
Research students: David Ewing, Cameline Orlendo

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  • Dr Mayetri Gupta  Reader

    Bayesian methodology for gene regulation;  Statistical analysis of microarray, tiling array and deep sequencing data; Phylogenetic analysis;  Analysis of GWAS

    Member of other research groups: Statistical Methodology
    Research student: Tusharkanti Ghosh

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  • Dr Dimitra Kosta  LKAS Fellowship

    Algebraic statistics; Phylogenetic algebraic geometry; group-based tree models.

    Member of other research groups: Statistical Methodology, Environmental Statistics, Geometry and Topology, Algebra

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  • Dr Duncan Lee  Reader

    Spatiotemporal modelling; Bayesian methods; environmental epidemiology and disease mapping

    Member of other research groups: Environmental Statistics
    Research staff: Gary Napier
    Research students: Eilidh Jack, Aisyah Binti Nawawi , Kamol Sanittham, Yoana Borisova, Cillian Doherty
    Postgraduate opportunities: Mapping disease risk in space and time

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  • Dr Vincent Macaulay  Reader

    Statistical genetics; population genetics; Bayesian methods; phylogenetics

    Member of other research groups: Statistical Methodology
    Research students: Flynn Gewirtz-O'Reilly, Alasdair McIntosh, Suzy Whoriskey

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  • Prof John McColl  Professor of Learning and Teaching in Statistics

    Missing values; medical statistics

    Member of other research groups: Scholarship of Learning and Teaching in Statistics
    Research student: Andrew Smith

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  • Dr Gary Napier  Research Assistant

    Member of other research groups: Environmental Statistics
    Supervisor: Duncan Lee

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  • Dr Tereza Neocleous  Lecturer

    Forensic statistics; quantile regression; semiparametric models; biostatistics applications

    Research students: Eleftheriou Dimitra, Craig Alexander

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  • Dr Surajit Ray  Senior lecturer

    Functional Data Analysis; Analysis of mixture models; high-dimensional data; medical image analysis; analysis of earth systems data; immunoinformatics

    Member of other research groups: Statistical Methodology, Environmental Statistics
    Research students: Maryam Al Alawi , Salihah Alghamdi, Bader Lafi Q Alruwaili, Flynn Gewirtz-O'Reilly
    Postgraduate opportunities: Analysis of Spatially correlated functional data objects.

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  • Dr Liberty Vittert  Mitchell Lecturer

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  • Dr Vlad Vyshemirsky  Lecturer

    Member of other research groups: Statistical Methodology
    Research students: Randa Alharbi, Lida Mavrogonatou

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  • Postgraduates

    Craig Alexander  PhD Student

    Research Topic: Recovering the dynamics of talk: tracking temporal dependence in multilevel models for speech
    Member of other research groups: Statistical Methodology
    Supervisors: Ludger Evers, Tereza Neocleous

  • Salihah Alghamdi  PhD Student

    Research Topic: Analysis of Spatially correlated functional data objects.
    Member of other research groups: Statistical Methodology, Scholarship of Learning and Teaching in Statistics
    Supervisor: Surajit Ray

  • Randa Alharbi  PhD Student

    Research Topic: Bayesian Inference Over Markov Chain Models
    Supervisor: Vlad Vyshemirsky

  • Tusharkanti Ghosh  PhD Student

    Research Topic: Bayesian modeling approaches for the analysis of genome- wide association studies
    Member of other research groups: Statistical Methodology
    Supervisor: Mayetri Gupta

  • Alasdair McIntosh  PhD Student

    Research Topic: Statistical models of human genetic variation
    Supervisor: Vincent Macaulay

  • Aisyah Binti Nawawi  PhD Student

    Supervisor: Duncan Lee

  • Katie Stewart  PhD Student

    Member of other research groups: Environmental Statistics
    Supervisors: Marian Scott OBE, Dirk Husmeier

  • Ashwini Venkatasubramaniam  PhD Student

    Supervisors: Konstantinos Ampountolas, Ludger Evers, Vonu Thakuriah, Jinhyun Hong


  • Postgraduate opportunities

    Mapping disease risk in space and time (PhD)

    Supervisors: Duncan Lee
    Relevant research groups: Biostatistics and Statistical Genetics, Environmental Statistics, Statistical Modelling

    Disease risk varies over space and time, due to similar variation in environmental exposures such as air pollution and risk inducing behaviours such as smoking.  Modelling the spatio-temporal pattern in disease risk is known as disease mapping, and the aims are to: quantify the spatial pattern in disease risk to determine the extent of health inequalities,  determine whether there has been any increase or reduction in the risk over time, identify the locations of clusters of areas at elevated risk, and quantify the impact of exposures, such as air pollution, on disease risk. I am working on all these related problems at present, and I have PhD projects in all these areas.