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 - GL
Institute for Molecular Bioscience
Joint Appointment
Queensland Brain Institute