MalariaGEN Resource Centre

Our team

The work of the MalariaGEN Resource Centre is coordinated by five interdisciplinary teams.

Lab team

The lab team is responsible for secure archival of the samples contributed to MalariaGEN projects; driving forward large-scale genotyping and sequencing experiments; and providing training and support for MalariaGEN partners in laboratory methods and data management.

Informatics team

The informatics team manages our data production pipelines, oversees partner and public data releases, and builds secure web-based systems for managing and integrating large amounts of clinical and genomic data. They also work with the analysis team to develop novel algorithms for complex analyses of genetic association and population genetics, and design user-friendly web applications to allow our partners and the broader research community to analyse genetic and genomic data sets.

Analysis team

The analysis team performs quantitative genomics data analysis and research for MalariaGEN projects, and helps MalariaGEN partners to analyse their data and design new studies through one-to-one assistance and training workshops.

Ethics team

The ethics team provides support for MalariaGEN partners in responding to ethical issues, helps to form MalariaGEN policy on issues of ethics and data ownership, and does research into the ethical and social implications of genomic epidemiology. The ethics team is based at the Ethox Centre within the Nuffield Department of Population Health at Oxford University.

Programme management team

The programme management team provides support and coordination for MalariaGEN's research programme by assisting with project coordination, policy development, data-sharing, and communications.

Current members

Members of the MalariaGEN Resource Centre are based primarily within Prof. Dominic Kwiatkowski’s research groups at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics (link is external) at the University of Oxford and at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (link is external) on the Wellcome Genome Campus. We’re also indebted to the many past members who’ve made important contributions to MalariaGEN.

Alistair Miles
Head of Epidemiological Informatics
Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, UK
Dr Angeliki Kerasidou
Ethics Coordinator
Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, UK
Anna Jeffreys
Laboratory Manager
Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, UK
Dr Ben Jeffery
Principal Scientific Software Engineer
Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, UK
Dr Chris Clarkson
Postdoctoral Fellow
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Dr Chris Jacob
Staff Scientist
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Dr Chris Spencer
WT Career Development Fellow, Group Head / PI, Fellow and Member of congregation
Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, UK
Christina Hubbart
High-Throughput Genotyping Manager
Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, UK
Claire Nathwani
Executive Assistant to Dominic Kwiatkowski
Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, UK
Dr Cristina Ariani
Postdoctoral Fellow
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Prof Dominic Kwiatkowski
Professor of Genomics and Global Health
Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, UK
Head of Malaria Programme
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Director of Centre for Genomics and Global Health
Big Data Institute, University of Oxford
Eleanor Drury
Laboratory Manager
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
MalariaGEN Affiliations
Dr Ellen Leffler
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, UK
Dr Gavin Band
Statistician
Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, UK
Dr George Busby
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, UK
Ian Wright
Senior Scientific Software Engineer
Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, UK
Jacob Almagro Garcia
PhD student
Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, UK
Dr Janet Midega
Research Scientist
KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kenya
Research Associate
University of Oxford, UK
Visiting Research Scientist
Imperial College London, UK
Jim Stalker
Analysis Pipeline Manager
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
MalariaGEN Affiliations
Kate Rowlands
Scientific Officer
Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, UK
Dr Kirk Rockett
Research Manager
Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, UK
Visiting Scientist
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Krzysztof Kluczyński
Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, UK
Lee Hart
Web Database Developer
Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, UK
Dr Magnus Manske
Senior Staff Scientist
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Prof Michael Parker
Professor of Bioethics and Director, ETHOX
Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, UK
Chair of Ethics Advisory Committee
UK 100,000 Genomes Project
Dr Nick Harding
Principal Bioinformatician
Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, UK
Dr Olivo Miotto
Senior Informatics Fellow
Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU), University of Oxford, Thailand
MalariaGEN Affiliations
Projects
Dr Richard Pearson
Principal Bioinformatician
Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, UK
Visiting Bioinformatician
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Dr Roberto Amato
Staff Scientist
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Dr Sonia Goncalves
Scientific Manager
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
MalariaGEN Affiliations
Dr Victoria Cornelius
Business Manager
Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, UK
Kim Johnson
Senior Project Manager
Big Data Institute, University of Oxford, UK