Biomedical Genomics

With continuing advances in the technologies that are used to sequence DNA, medical applications of genomics are becoming increasingly important; it is now possible to diagnose rare genetic diseases from genomic sequences, while sequencing of tumours has become an important means of refining therapeutic choices in cancer treatment. This has led to a growing need for scientists who can both analyse genomic data and interpret results based on a strong understanding of biological context. Graduates of this programme will gain practical skills in the generation of genomic data using the latest sequencing technologies and will learn the computational and statistical techniques necessary for their analysis.