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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