The Medical Research Council Biostatistics Unit provides a unique and stimulating environment that results in world-leading biostatistics research.
Our researchers work across four major themes
Clinical trials give the best evidence about the benefits and harms of drugs and other health interventions. This research theme aims to improve how clinical trials are run and then, once the study has completed, how the data collected are analysed and interpreted. Read more.
In the past decade, biological and medical research has changed dramatically with the ability to sequence genomes in a cost-effective way and to measure thousands of biological markers that characterise normal or pathological processes. Such knowledge has a huge potential to improve our understanding of diseases such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular and infectious diseases. Read more.
Health-related decision making, whether at population or individual level, needs an understanding of how diseases spread and how interventions will impact on them. This often requires us to identify and combine many sources of information so that recommendations and subsequent decisions are based on a relevant and sound evidence base. Read more.
The human and financial costs associated with medical research motivate efforts to make the best possible use of the data collected. Current medical research requires the analysis of data that can be very complex, with much of it derived from recording information for individuals at various points in time. Read more.
In a report published on the 23rd October 2017 in the HTA journal, a study led by scientists at the BSU…
Congratulations to Research Associate, Anaïs Rouanet, who has been awarded the 2017 Young Biometrician’s Prize. Jointly run by the British…
On Friday 1st September 2017, our Director, Professor Sylvia Richardson was awarded with an honorary doctorate degree from the University…