Hurles Group

Genomic mutation and genetic disease

We study the genetic causes and biological mechanisms of rare conditions resulting from severely impaired development.

We use experimental model systems, especially cells, to understand the biology of these conditions in greater detail. We also study how DNA mutates as it is passed from one generation to the next, and the factors that influence the number and type of mutations that arise. We are a multi-disciplinary group of molecular biologists, bioinformaticians and computational geneticists.

Core team

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Malin Andersson

Advanced Research Assistant

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Dr Petr Danecek

Statistical Genetics Analyst

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Dr Sebastian Gerety

Senior Staff Scientist

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Dr Rachel J Hobson

Data Coordinator

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Dr Sarah J Lindsay

Senior Staff Scientist

Previous team members

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Dr Nadia Akawi

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Mohamed Almarri

PhD Student

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Rizwan Ansari

Advanced Research Assistant

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Christina Dias

Visiting Scientist

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Dr Giuseppe Gallone

Former Senior Computer Biologist at the Sanger Institute

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Dr Eugene Gardner

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Sophie Hackinger

PhD Student

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Liu He

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Phil Jones

DDD Informatics Team Manager

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Dr Ro (Rosemary) Kelsell

Project Administrator

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Darren Logan

Former CDF Group Leader

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Dr Jenny Lord

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Jeremy McRae

Statistical Geneticist

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Dr Emmanouil Metzakopian

Career Development Fellow

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Dr Joshua C. Randall

Senior Scientific Manager

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Dr Gabriele Rinck

Project Manager

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Patrick Short

PhD Student, Wellcome Trust PhD in Mathematical Genomics and Medicine

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Dr Jawahar Swaminathan

Senior Scientific Manager (DECIPHER Project Manager)

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Elizabeth Wynn

Advanced Research Assistant

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Eleftheria Zeggini

Former Group Leader

Related groups


We work with the following groups


Health Innovation Challenge Fund

The DDD and PAGE studies are funded by the Health Innovation Challenge Fund, a parallel funding partnership between the Wellcome Trust and the Department of Health to stimulate the creation of innovative healthcare products, technologies and interventions and to facilitate their development for the benefit of patients in the NHS and beyond.


Wellcome Trust

Biomedical charity that funds most of our science



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