Research at the MRC Biostatistics Unit
Our current and recent research on evidence synthesis policy evaluation, new models and trial designs, and association between genetic information in health, has direct impact and influence on clinical practice and public health.
Now Biostatistics is facing new exciting challenges thrown up by fast emerging biotechnological advances as well as new study designs. Epidemiological and biomedical sciences are increasingly taking advantage of new high-throughput technologies, like genetic sequencing, as well as electronic online systems to assemble large and feature-rich datasets requiring in-depth analysis. Our focus is to deliver new analytical and computational strategies for the challenging tasks facing biomedicine and public health.
As biostatisticians, we interact closely with biomedical researchers, epidemiologists and public health professionals. Our successful history of anticipating emerging needs for statistical expertise in the health domain and the stimulating scientific environment of the BSU will ensure that we continue to make a significant impact on future statistical practice in biomedicine.
The research interests of the BSU are divided into four major themes: