Groups

Proteins, structures & chemical biology

Bateman research group

Work in the Bateman research group centres on the idea that there are a finite number of families of protein and RNA genes. The group endeavours to enumerate all of these families to gain an understanding of how complex biological processes have evolved from a relatively small number of components...

Thornton research group

The Thornton group uses computational techniques to explore how enzymes perform catalysis, and develop novel software tools to characterise enzyme mechanisms and navigate the catalytic and substrate space. They also investigate the evolution of these enzymes to discover how they can evolve new...

Systems biology

Beltrao research group

The Beltrao group seeks to understand the function and evolution of cellular networks by exploring how genetic variability is propagated through molecules, structures and interaction networks to give rise to phenotypic variability. They collaborate with experimental groups, focusing on two areas:...

Marioni research group

The Marioni group develops and applies statistical tools to analyse complex, large-scale datasets in order to understand cell fate decisions in the context of development, the immune system and in cancer. The group collaborates with experimental colleagues to apply these methods to a range of...

Petsalaki research group

The Petsalaki group studies human cell signaling with the aim of creating predictive and conditional whole-cell signaling models. Using these models, we seek to gain insights into basic cell functions and disease mechanisms in order to aid the design of therapeutic approaches or biomarker discovery...

Uhlmann research group

Our group develops bioimage analysis tools that blend continuous mathematical models and computer vision (e.g., learning-based) algorithms. We are interested in flexible contour representations that allow identifying and precisely characterizing biological objects in a large variety of image data. ...

Genes & gene expression

Birney research group

The Birney research group focuses on sequence algorithms--notably theoretical and practical implementations of data compression techniques--and using intra-species variation to explore elements of basic biology. They study the interplay of natural DNA sequence variation with cellular assays and...

Brazma research group

The Brazma research group focuses on the analysis of gene, transcript and protein expression, cancer genomics and proteomics, and image analysis.

Cortes Ciriano group

We are interested in the development of computational tools to characterize the patterns of mutations and genome instability processes in human cancers through the analysis of genome sequencing data from clinical samples and preclinical models. Our research areas include the discovery of biomarkers...

Flicek research group

The Flicek research group studies the evolution of transcriptional regulation with an ultimate goal of understanding the mechanism and maintenance of cell-type specificity.

Gerstung research group

The Gerstung group develops statistical models and bioinformatics tools for understanding cause and consequence of cancer genomes. They create models for relating different layers of genomic, molecular and clinical data to extract the precise connections among variables to understand the connection...

Goldman research group

The Goldman group develops new mathematical models, data analysis algorithms and statistical methods for studying genomes and genome evolution. We provide these methods via stand-alone software and web services, and apply them to biological questions of interest. For the studentship on offer in...

Iqbal research group

The Iqbal group develops computational methods for representing the full breadth of genetic variation, and applies these methods to real data, for example M. tuberculosis, S. aureus, E. coli and P. falciparum. Their translational work focuses on applying whole-genome sequencing to pathogens in a...

Keane research group

The order Rodentia underwent an extraordinary adaptive radiation during the Cenozoic and accounts for nearly half of all known mammalian diversity containing over 2,000 species. Rodents spread over almost every landmass on earth and occupy almost all terrestrial ecosystems from rainforests, deserts...

Papatheodorou research group

The Papatheodorou group develops computational approaches to unravel the molecular basis of phenotypes in health and disease at the cell type level, by integrating bulk and single-cell “omics” data of different modalities.

Zerbino research group

The Zerbino group is focused on developing efficient computational methods to transform large genome-wide datasets into a map of transcriptional regulation. Using evolutionary signatures, genetic markers, epigenomic marks, and chromatin structure, we aim to derive the elusive traces of...

Finn research group

The Finn research group focuses on developing computational approaches for the reconstruction of genomes from metagenomes, thereby enriching the tree of Life. The group will also investigate the distribution of microbes and functions in different environments, and probe the functions of so-called ‘...

Leach research group

We are interested in the development and evaluation of methodologies, tools and understanding that contribute to the discovery and development of new medicines using computer modelling and informatics methods. Some of this work builds on the widely-used ChEMBL chemogenomics resources that our...