There are hundreds of millions of people worldwide who suffer from complex diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and schizophrenia. The etiology of these diseases, however, are poorly understood. Our team focuses on developing novel statistical methods to perform integrative analysis of large-scale data from genomics, transcriptomics and epigenomics studies to identify genes and/or functional DNA elements that are critical for the pathogenesis of a disease.

Traineeships, honours and PhD projects include

  • Integrative analysis of omics data to identify genes for human complex traits and diseases
  • Developing user-friendly software tools for the analysis of complex traits using omics data

Project members

Group Leader

Professor Jian Yang

Group Leader, Genomics of Development and Disease Division
Professorial Research Fellow
Institute for Molecular Bioscience
Joint Appointment
Queensland Brain Institute