BSc (Honours) in Genetics from the University of Leeds (1997). DPhil in Human Genetics from the University of Oxford (2001).
Dr. Abecasis' research focuses on the development of statistical tools for the identification and study of genetic variants important in human disease.
Abecasis GR, Cardon LR and Cookson WOC (2000) A general test of association for quantitative traits in nuclear families. Am J Hum Genet 66:279-292
Abecasis GR and Cookson WOC (2000) GOLD – Graphical overview of linkage disequilibrium. Bioinformatics 16:182-183
Moffatt MF, Traherne JT, Abecasis GR and Cookson WOC (2000) Single nucleotide polymorphism and linkage disequilibrium within the TCR alpha/delta locus. Hum Mol Genet 9:1011-1019
Abecasis GR, Cookson WOC and Cardon LR (2000) Pedigree Tests of Transmission Disequilibrium. Eur J Hum Genet 8:545-551
Cardon LR and Abecasis GR (2000) Some properties of variance-components model for fine- mapping of quantitative trait loci. Behav Genet 30:235-243