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Dr Tom Gaunt

Dr Tom Gaunt

Dr Tom Gaunt
BSc, PhD(Soton)

Reader in Bioinformatics

Area of research

Molecular genetics and bioinformatics

Office OS2A
Oakfield House,
Oakfield Grove, Clifton BS8 2BN
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 3310132

Research summary


I co-lead the Data Mining and Bioinformatics theme in the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit, and oversee bioinformatics in the ALSPAC cohort. My specific research interests are in:

  • Statistical genetics software (MIDAS, CubeX and CoNVEM; see refs 1, 2 and 3)
  • Machine learning for outcome prediction (FSMKL, see ref 4)
  • Prediction of functional effects of genetic variants (FATHMM, see refs 5, 6 and 7)
  • Pleiotropy analysis (see ref 8)
  • Data integration and visualisation
  • Data mining
  • Microbiomic profiling using 16S-sequencing


As a co-investigator in the BBSRC-funded Accessible Resource for Integrated Epigenomics Studies I have led the bioinformatic components of this ...

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