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 are considered the gold-standard study design when testing for a causal effect of a new treatment or intervention. There are, however, many challenges to be faced in the future. Read more.
Advances in bio-processing, high-throughput technology, data storage and grid computing are producing vast amounts of accessible ‘omics data, for example nucleotide resolution genomic and transcriptomic data, as well as measures of downstream biological processes, such as metabolomic profiles. 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.
A new project is bringing together an exceptional team of investigators with a world-leading track record in fundamental data science and…
Medical Research Council-funded scientists are beginning a five-year study of childhood arthritis and its linked eye inflammation called uveitis, with…
The NHS Health Check programme prevents around 300 premature deaths and results in more people living free of cardiovascular disease…