Dr Manuel Corpas

Together with this lectureship at the University of Westminster, I am Chief Scientist & Founder of Cambridge Precision Medicine (12/2017 - Present). I am also a Tutor / Guest Lecturer at the University of Cambridge (07/2018 - Present).

I have over 50 peer reviewed scientific publications and a book. I graduated in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Navarra, with a Masters and PhD in Bioinformatics from the University of Manchester plus 3.5 years postdoctoral experience at a leading research institute at Cambridge, UK, (Wellcome Sanger Institute).

My primary research involves the analysis of next generation sequencing datasets (whole genomes). For that I use the greatest possible integration of markers available genome-wide: monogenic, polygenic, pharmacogenomic, nutritional and fitness-related in order to prevent disease and enhance health. While analysing less than the whole genome may be still useful, the ability to cover intergenic regions is crucial particularly for complex disease traits, which tend to include intragenic as well as intergenic markers.

Throughout the years, I have led a series of research papers describing the state of the art in personal genomics analysis for disease prevention and trait awareness, including the analysis of the whole genomes of an entire family. This showcased current advances in the application of genome analysis at the direct-to-consumer level.

In brief

Research areas

Human Genomics, Bioinformatics, Next Generation Sequencing, Computational Genomics and Personal Genome Interpretation

Skills / expertise

Programming, Data Analysis, Pipeline Development, UNIX and Cloud Computing

Supervision interests

Polygenic Risk Scores, Statistical Genetics, Whole Genome/Exome Analysis and Population Genomics