Dr. Chris Spencer


I collect, curate, analyse and interpret very large amounts of genetic data to help understand human diseases. My career has happily coincided with an era of collaboration – we've made major inroads into our understanding of human genetics.

I am proud to have played a lead analytical role in the International HapMap project and the Wellcome Trust Case Controls Consortium.

And as a young scientist, my early work in large scale human data was awarded the Corcoran Memorial Prize from the Department of Statistics at the University of Oxford, which is awarded every two years for outstanding graduate work.

Outside of the office I used to be a keen hockey player but, with a young child, I now enjoy repairing things and shuffling stuff around the garden.