The sequencing of the human genome and advances in high-throughput genetic technologies have provided unrivalled opportunities for research in human genetics.
The Medical and Molecular Genetics group (Lead: Professor Eamonn Maher) offers a thriving research environment for genetics research, with expertise in gene identification, functional genomics and animal models of human diseases.
Research is grouped into two complementary and overlapping fields: cancer genetics and genome stability and developmental and metabolic genetics and epigenetics and imprinting. Facilities include high throughput DNA sequencing and microarray platforms, the National Autozygosity Mapping resource, and a zebrafish models of disease facility.
Before submitting an application to the University, you will need to identify potential supervisors in your desired field of research in order that you can indicate this in your application. There will be a delay in processing your application if this information is not provided. To do this, you can browse the “research interests” tab on the course finder pages which identifies research leads by subject area.
Alternatively you can:
Search for an advertised postgraduate research opportunity via our Doctoral Researchers search engine
Browse the school websites. Most schools provide a list of research active staff and their research interests on their website
Genome stability and DNA repair.
Contact: Dr Boris Kysela
Cancer genetics and epigenetics; molecular and functional characterisation of tumour suppressor genes.
Contact: Professor Farida Latif
Cancer genetics, epigenetics and imprinting and human developmental genetics.
Contact: Professor Eamonn Maher
Gene regulation in development, Cis-regulatory codes of developmental gene expression.
Contact: Dr Ferenc Mueller
Genetics of inherited diabetes syndromes.
Contact: Professor Timothy Barrett
Dr Emma Woodward
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