Contact CBRG

The Computational Biology Research Group is based at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, at the University of Oxford.


MRC WIMM Centre for Computational Biology
Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine
John Radcliffe Hospital


The group can be contacted by email at:
email sent to this address will reach all CBRG staff

Mr Stephen Taylor
Head of the Computational Biology Research Group

After completing a B.Sc. in Microbiology and M.Sc. in Computer Science, Mr Taylor worked at Glaxo (now GlaxoSmithKline) as Bioinformatics Group Leader from 1993-1999 where he had a large involvement in the set up of the company's bioinformatics department including managing bioinformatics projects, building bioinformatics infrastructure and helping to set up the corporate intranet.

From 1999-2001 he worked for Entigen Pty Ltd as Senior Director of Bioinformatics. As well as directing the company's bioinformatics strategy he managed the development of the web based bioinformatics workbench called BioManager. This was used at the Australian National Genome Information Service (ANGIS) by ~4000 users. Prior to joining the CBRG, Steve worked at Oxford Glycosciences.

(01865 2)22640

Dr Simon McGowan

Dr McGowan gained a Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics at the University of Warwick, examining the light-induced production of carotenoids in Myxococcus xanthus. He then completed two post-doc positions in the lab at Warwick University and at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, where his research centred on carbapenem antibiotic biosynthesis in Erwinia carotovora.

Before joining the CBRG, he worked as a bioinformatician for four years at Oxford GlycoSciences (OGS) - a biotechnology/proteomics company. While at OGS he developed novel analysis methods for the interpretation of proteomics data, and initiated and developed a project to use this data in the annotation of the human genome. Simon has been with the CBRG since January 2004.

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Dr Emmanouela Repapi

Dr Repapi completed her DPhil at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research at the University of Oxford working on the identification and analysis of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that affect cancer in humans. She was involved in numerous projects, working with clinical and genetic data of different types of cancer including chronic lymphocytic leukemia, melanoma and pancreatic cancer.

Her first degree was in Applied Mathematics at the National Technical University of Athens before completing an MSc in Applied Statistics at the University of Oxford. Prior to her PhD, she worked as a training fellow in Genetic Epidemiology at the University of Leicester conducting a meta-analysis of Genome Wide Association Studies (GWAS) for pulmonary function.

(01865 2)22532

Dr Ewan Mac Mahon
Systems Administrator

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Miss Nicki Gray

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