Students on the programme will embark on a PhD project that fits under at least one of the programme themes.
Theme 1: Genomics for Drug Development and Pharmacogenetics
Drug target discovery, target validation, drug repurposing, enabled with established partnerships with leading pharmaceuticals.
Theme lead: Professor Louise Wain.
Theme 2: Genomics for Precision Medicine in Underserved Populations
Unique opportunities for novel research with our collaborators in South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Brazil and India.
Theme lead: Professor Martin Tobin.
Theme 3: Genetically Informed Causal Inference and Risk Prediction
Methods exploiting genetic data to strengthen causal inference in observational research, and to predict individual risk of disease.
Theme lead: Professor Frank Dudbridge.
Theme 4: Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Genomics and Genomic Epidemiology Studies
Bringing together our expertise in sociology, psychology, health services research, medical law, and ethics.
Theme lead: Dr Tracey Elliott.Routes in the programme
The programme offers two different routes to a PhD:
- 4 Year PhD
- 1 + 4 Year PhD