Professor Martin Taylor Principal Investigator
Directing the research focus of this group and occasionally still wading into analysis. Group leader at the MRC Human Genetics Unit since 2010. Previous research experience at EMBL-EBI (Cambridge) and the University of Oxford. Executive Board member of the Genetics Society, Deputy Director of the Precision Medicine Doctoral Training Programme. [more]
Dr Rob Young Senior Research Associate
Research centred on the regulation of gene expression and how this relates to the evolution of both the genome and biological systems. Rob previously completed a PhD with Prof Chris Ponting in Oxford.[more]
Dr Craig Anderson Research Associate
Craig is working to understand why DNA changes occur where they do, recognising the patterns created and identifying the processes that have generated them. Craig previously worked in Radioecology at the University of Stirling, in population genomics at CSIRO in Australia and obtained his PhD from Cardiff University.
Lana Talmane MRC HGU PhD Student
Lana is working to understand the patterns of new mutations that occur in the human germline, in particular those associated with the fidelity of DNA replication. Lana is due to complete her PhD in 2018/2019.
Dr Thomas Christie Williams Clinical Lecturer and Wellcome Trust PhD Student
Thomas is a Paediatric Registrar with an interest in evolution. His work examines the functional and mutagenic consequences of ribonucleotides incorporated into DNA. Thomas is due to finish his PhD in 2020. [more]
Juliet Luft MRC HGU PhD Student
Juliet is investigating cancer genomics – exploring how inherited and acquired mutations influence the pattern of mutations as cancers develop and developing a novel approach to identifying inherited cancer-predisposing genetic variants.
Kathryn Jones MRC HGU PhD Student
Kathryn is investigating the roles of new components of the nonsense mediated decay pathway in a collaborative wet:dry PhD in conjunction with the lab of Prof Javier Caceres.
People working closely with the research group but officially affiliated elsewhere
Dr Victoria Svinti Research Associate