Genomics research takes advantage of fast moving developments in technology, in particular DNA sequencing, and makes heavy use of computing to develop our understanding of how the DNA blueprint is used to build the whole organism.
The Genomics and Computational Biology Group has particular strengths in epigenetics and chromatin structure. We benefit from the School's strong interdisciplinary outlook and work closely with our colleagues in the other three groups in the school, and in other departments in the university. We have particularly close ties with the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering and the Institute for Social and Economic Research.
We have newly refurbished laboratories and facilities including a DNA sequencer, pipetting robot, mass spectrometer and high-performance computing.