Help us to advance genomic research
Drawing on cutting-edge technologies and world-leading genomic research, Exeter’s expertise ranges from translating findings from studies to improve patient care, to using genomics to understand the evolution of infectious disease.
Studying the Anabaptist communities of America for global answers
Professor Andrew Crosby’s research aims to determine the genetic causes and specific nature of inherited conditions which occur in Anabaptist communities in the US to help local specialist clinics and family doctors provide diagnoses and care for their patients. Since 2000, they have defined 13 new inherited conditions present amongst the community, and are now working on other new discoveries.
Identifying the genetics of common traits and conditions
Professor Tim Frayling’s research group is internationally recognised as a leader in the genetics of common human traits and conditions. With a focus on type 2 diabetes and related traits, they are translating findings into better prevention and treatment.
Identifying genomic changes in schizophrenia
Professor Jonathan Mill leads a research team conducting pioneering work into how and why schizophrenia develops. Scientists have long known that schizophrenia, which usually becomes evident during adolescence or in young adulthood, has its origins in the brain before birth.
The research team will use cutting-edge DNA sequencing technology to explore patterns of gene activity in the brain as it grows and develops, and the role that changes in these patterns play in schizophrenia. They will also profile a unique collection of post-mortem brain tissue donated by patients with schizophrenia from around the world.