Genomics of Common Disease staff

Advancing the genetics and epigenetics of complex human disease

Genomics of Common Disease has now moved to the Department of Medicine. Visit their new webpage to find out more.


Students on Human Molecular Genetics course at Hammersmith Campus


We run a yearly 12-month MSc in Human Molecular Genetics which includes a 6-month hands-on research project. This MSc provides practical training in human molecular genetics, gemonics and precision medicine, using advanced molecular and bioinformatic techniques.

In addition we run an annual short course providing an introduction to the statistical analysis or genome-wide association.

Imperial College staff conduction research in the lab

Lead researchers

Professor Philippe Froguel
Identification of genetic and epigenetic risk factors of diabetes, obesity and complications.

Dr Inga Prokopenko
Development of analytical approaches for multi-omics data; large-scale genetic studies for cardiometabolic traits.

Dr Toby Andrew
Gene mapping and functional characterisation of disease susceptibility genes (type 2 diabetes and obesity).

Imperial staff working in the Genotyping facility

Genotyping Facility

The School of Public Health Genotyping Facility is linked to the NIHR Imperial BRC Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics (ITMAT) and provides cutting-edge genotyping capability to internal and external clients.

Our capabilities range from low-throughput single sample SNPs to high throughput Illumina and Fluidigm assays. It also offers state of art Next Generation Sequencing.