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Associate Professor Nicola Whiffin

Associate Professor Nicola Whiffin

Nicky Whiffin

Associate Professor and Sir Henry Dale Fellow

Nicky is an Associate Professor and Sir Henry Dale Fellow, at the Big Data Institute and Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics at the University of Oxford. She is also a Research Fellow at St Anne’s College and a visiting scientist at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.

Nicky leads the Computational Rare Disease Genomics group, which uses computational approaches to interpret the role of genetic variants in rare diseases. 

Nicky’s undergraduate degree was in Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge before she studied for a PhD in genetic susceptibility to Colorectal Cancer at the Institute of Cancer Research in London. During her postdoctoral work at Imperial College London, she developed tools and methods to improve interpretation of variants identified in patients with Inherited Heart Conditions.