Gilean Alistair Tristram McVean (born 25 February 1973) is a professor of statistical genetics at the University of Oxford, director of the Big Data Institute, fellow of Linacre College, Oxford and co-founder and director of Genomics plc. He also co-chaired the 1000 Genomes Project analysis group.
Gil McVean at the Royal Society admissions day in London in 2016
Gilean Alistair Tristram McVean
25 February 1973
|Thesis||Adaptation and conflict : the differences between the sexes in mammalian genome evolution (1998)|
|Doctoral advisor||Laurence Hurst|
|Other academic advisors|
From 1991-94, he completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Oxford. He completed his PhD in the Department of Genetics at the University of Cambridge supervised by Laurence Hurst in 1998.
Career and research
From 2000-04, he was a Royal Society University Research Fellow in the Department of Statistics at Oxford, where he has also been a University lecturer in Mathematical Genetics since 2004. He was reappointed in 2009 until retirement age. In October 2006, he was appointed professor of statistical genetics at the University of Oxford.
McVean developed a statistical method to look at recombination rate which helped to identify PRDM9 as a hotspot positioning gene. In 2014, with Peter Donnelly, McVean co-founded Genomics plc, a genomics analysis company, as a corporate spin-off of the University of Oxford. He was appointed as acting director of the Big Data Institute at the University of Oxford.[when?]
Honours and awards
In 2006 McVean was awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize.
In 2010, McVean was awarded the Francis Crick Medal and delivered that year's lecture entitled "Our genomes, our history".
In 2012, he was awarded the Weldon Memorial Prize.
In May 2014, McVean was elected as a member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation.
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- Hurst, L.; McVean, G. (1996). "A difficult phase for introns-early. Molecular evolution". Current Biology. 6 (5): 533–36. doi:10.1016/S0960-9822(02)00535-3. PMID 8805261.
- McVean, Gilean Alistair Tristram (1998). Adaptation and conflict: the differences between the sexes in mammalian genome evolution (PhD thesis). University of Cambridge. OCLC 894602716.
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- McVean, G.T.; Hurst, L.D. (1997). "Evidence for a selectively favourable reduction in the mutation rate of the X chromosome". Nature. 386 (6623): 388–92. doi:10.1038/386388a0. PMID 9121553.
- Hurst, L.D.; McVean, G.T. (1996). "...And scandalous symbionts". Nature. 381 (6584): 650–51. doi:10.1038/381650a0. PMID 8649507.
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- Charlesworth, D.; Charlesworth, B.; McVean, G. (2001). "Genome sequences and evolutionary biology, a two-way interaction". Trends in Ecology & Evolution. 16 (5): 235–42. doi:10.1016/S0169-5347(01)02126-7. PMID 11301152.
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- Reshef, D. N.; Reshef, Y. A.; Finucane, H. K.; Grossman, S. R.; McVean, G.; Turnbaugh, P. J.; Lander, E. S.; Mitzenmacher, M.; Sabeti, P. C. (2011). "Detecting Novel Associations in Large Data Sets". Science. 334 (6062): 1518–1524. doi:10.1126/science.1205438. PMC 3325791. PMID 22174245.
- Frazer, K. A.; Frazer, D. G.; Ballinger, D. R.; Cox, D. A.; Hinds, L. L.; Stuve, R. A.; Gibbs, J. W.; Belmont, A.; Boudreau, P.; Hardenbol, S. M.; Leal, S.; Pasternak, D. A.; Wheeler, T. D.; Willis, F.; Yu, H.; Yang, C.; Zeng, Y.; Gao, H.; Hu, W.; Hu, C.; Li, W.; Lin, S.; Liu, H.; Pan, X.; Tang, J.; Wang, W.; Wang, J.; Yu, B.; Zhang, Q.; et al. (2007). "A second generation human haplotype map of over 3.1 million SNPs". Nature. 449 (7164): 851–61. doi:10.1038/nature06258. PMC 2689609. PMID 17943122.
- Sabeti, Pardis C.; Varilly, Patrick; Fry, Ben; Lohmueller, Jason; Hostetter, Elizabeth; Cotsapas, Chris; Xie, Xiaohui; Byrne, Elizabeth H.; McCarroll, Steven A.; Gaudet, Rachelle; Schaffner, Stephen F.; Lander, Eric S.; The International HapMap Consortium; Frazer, Kelly A.; Ballinger, Dennis G.; Cox, David R.; Hinds, David A.; Stuve, Laura L.; Gibbs, Richard A.; Belmont, John W.; Boudreau, Andrew; Hardenbol, Paul; Leal, Suzanne M.; Pasternak, Shiran; Wheeler, David A.; Willis, Thomas D.; Yu, Fuli; Yang, Huanming; Zeng, Changqing Zeng; et al. (2007). "Genome-wide detection and characterization of positive selection in human populations". Nature. 449 (7164): 913–918. doi:10.1038/nature06250. PMC 2687721. PMID 17943131.
- McVean, G. A. T.; Myers, S.; Hunt, S.; Deloukas, P.; Bentley, D.; Donnelly, P. (2004). "The Fine-Scale Structure of Recombination Rate Variation in the Human Genome". Science. 304 (5670): 581–584. doi:10.1126/science.1092500. PMID 15105499.
- Danecek, P.; Auton, A.; Abecasis, G.; Albers, C. A.; Banks, E.; Depristo, M. A.; Handsaker, R.; Lunter, G.; Marth, G.; Sherry, S. T.; McVean, G.; Durbin, R.; 1000 Genomes Project Analysis Group (2011). "The Variant Call Format and VCFtools". Bioinformatics. 27 (15): 2156–58. doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btr330. PMC 3137218. PMID 21653522.
- Hernandez, R. D.; Kelley, J. L.; Elyashiv, E.; Melton, S. C.; Auton, A.; McVean, G.; 1000 Genomes Project; Sella, G.; Przeworski, M. (2011). "Classic Selective Sweeps Were Rare in Recent Human Evolution". Science. 331 (6019): 920–24. doi:10.1126/science.1198878. PMC 3669691. PMID 21330547.
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