Professor Simon Tavaré   FRS, FMedSci

Since February 2013 I have been Director of the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute (CRUK CI), a Senior Group Leader there since 2006 and Professor of Cancer Research (Bioinformatics) in the Department of Oncology since 2003.

Our research in the CRUK CI focusses on cancer genomics, primarily the statistical analysis of sequencing technologies to study e.g. gDNA, expression, methylation and transcription factor binding. We have a particular emphasis on analysis of data from Illumina platforms. We collaborate on two CRUK-funded International Cancer Genome Consortium projects, in prostate cancer and oesophageal adenocarcinoma, and we have ongoing projects in glioblastoma. A second theme is the development of statistical and stochastic methods arising in evolutionary approaches to cancer. Further details of our research at the CRUK CI may be found here.