Alex Tokolyi's research uses computational and mathematical models to study human-microbe interactions.
Currently in his second year of the 4-year Wellcome Trust PhD programme in Mathematical Genomics and Medicine, Alex is interested in studying how humans differ in their immune responses to various pathogens, and the influence of different organisms and the microbiota on this response. He has previously undertaken research in both human and microbial genomics. In his first year of the programme, Alex did a rotation project with Emma Davenport, looking at transcript differences (such as splicing) in humans, and with Trevor Lawley looking at the phylogenomics of some of the first bacterial colonisers of the infant gut. He has now started his full PhD project in Emma Davenport’s lab, following on from his rotation project to relate human transcript changes in sepsis and infection, with linked medical health and outcome records, and associated microbial data.
Joined the Davenport lab as a full PhD student
Performed my second PhD rotation with Trevor Lawley
Joined the Sanger Institute for my first PhD rotation with Emma Davenport
Started the 4-year Mathematical Genomics and Medicine PhD Programme at the University of Cambridge
Started Honours in Biochemistry at the University of Melbourne, Australia
Started Bachelor of Science & Bachelor of Computer Science at Monash University, Australia
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The Human Genetics Programme is driving a step-change in our understanding of genetic causes and biological mechanisms of disease susceptibility ...