Entries by Jonathan Mill

Radhika Kandaswamy

I am delighted to be part of Dr Chloe Wong’s team at the SGDP centre. I completed my PhD at UCL in the Department of Molecular Psychiatry under the supervision of Professor Hugh Gurling. During this time I worked on the molecular genetics of bipolar disorder and resequenced two glutamate receptor genes, GRM3 and GRM7. […]

Schizophrenia-Associated Methylomic Variation

We have recently published a new study in Human Molecular Genetics which assesses variation in DNA methylation associated with schizophrenia and schizophrenia polygenic risk score in 262 post-mortem brain samples. We used tissue from four brain regions (prefrontal cortex, striatum, hippocampus and cerebellum) and identified multiple differentially methylated loci associated with schizophrenia and genetic risk.

Leighton Tam

I graduated with a BSc in Biosciences from the University of Exeter in 2016, with my final year project being a comparative study on conservation of critical MMR proteins between human immune cells and eukaryotic parasites. This initial experience awoke my appreciation of the capabilities of bioinformatic analysis/research tool in uncovering the genetic/epigenetic factors behind […]

2017 Software Sustainability Fellows announced

Last week the 2017 cohort of Software Sustainability Institute Fellows was announced and included Epigenetics group member Dr Eilis Hannon. 18 Fellowships were awarded, each of whom will receive £3000 to fund activities over the next 15 months in line with the goals of the organisation.

Bioinformatic PhD Studentship (applications now closed)

Bioinformatic PhD Studentship Now Open For Applications We are currently seeking applications for our new 3 year PhD Studentship, ‘Applying novel bioinformatic and computational approaches to explore the regulatory genomic consequences of genetic risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease’ under the academic supervision of Professor Jonathan Mill and Dr Eilis Hannon at the University of Exeter Medical School. […]

Janou Roubroeks

Janou is a PhD student at the University of Exeter, under the supervision of Dr Katie Lunnon (University of Exeter), Dr Daniel van den Hove (Maastricht University, the Netherlands), and Dr Liz Coulthard (University of Bristol). Prior to starting a PhD at Exeter, she obtained a BSc in Psychology and completed a two-year MSc in […]

Sam Washer

Sam is a PhD student at the University of Exeter under the supervision of Dr Emma Dempster, Dr Aaron Jeffries and Prof Jonathan Mill. He graduated with a with a First Class degree in BSc Medical Science from the University of Exeter in 2016. During which he undertook a year in research examining the functional genetics of cardiovascular […]