This new group, which started in January 2012, has a goal of elucidating the genetic architecture of mental health disorders by ensuring that we utilize all the data available in an appropriate fashion. We will work on a wide range of different types of experiments such as genome-wide association studies, next-generation sequencing projects and epigenetic analysis. In some cases we will develop new techniques; one ongoing project is developing techniques to incorporate functional information into prioritization of follow-up targets from genome-wide association studies. A further goal is the development of new methods to deal with the complex psychiatric phenotypes in an efficient manner. For example new methods to handle data from multiple observers or data recorded at multiple time points.
Head: Dr. Jo Knight