Professor Peter Donnelly


Peter Donnelly’s research concerns the genetics of common human diseases and the development and application of mathematical models and statistical methods in modern biomedical genetics. Research themes include: understanding fundamental evolutionary mechanisms, particularly recombination; the way in which genetic variation changes with geographical location; and the identification of genetic variants which affect susceptibility to human diseases.

Peter plays a leading role in several major international research projects, co-chairing the Analysis group of the International HapMap project, and chairing the Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, and of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

Peter Donnelly

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