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Professor Simon Leedham

A profile photo of Simon LeedhamProfessor of Molecular and Population Genetics

Centre for Human Genetics, Nuffield Department of Medicine




Group Members

Professor Sarah Blagden

Sarah Blagden Professor of Experimental Oncology

Department of Oncology




Dr David Church

David Church Centre for Human Genetics, Nuffield Department of Medicine





Dr Emma Culver

Emma CulverConsultant Hepatologist and Senior Lecturer in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Experimental Medicine Division, Nuffield Department of Medicine




Dr Karin Hellner

Karin HellnerSenior Fellow in Women's Health

Nuffield Department of Women's and Reproductive Health




Professor James McCullagh

James McCullaghProfessor of Biological Chemistry

Department of Chemistry




Professor Eva Morris

Eva MorrisProfessor of Health Data Epidemiology

Big Data Institute, Nuffield Department of Population Health




Dr Brian Nicholson

Brian NicholsonGP NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer

Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences




Dr Bethan Psaila

Bethan PsailaAssociate Professor of Haematology

MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, Radcliffe Department of Medicine




Professor Jens Rittscher

Jens RittscherProfessor of Engineering Science

Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Engineering and Nuffield Department of Medicine



Dr Chunxiao Song

Chunxiao Song Principal Investigator

Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Nuffield Department of Medicine




Professor Ruth Travis

Ruth TravisProfessor of Epidemiology

Nuffield Department of Population Health