John Hancock

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom


John Hancock was the Head of the Bioinformatics Group at the MRC Mammalian Genetics Unit at Harwell, Oxfordshire from 2002 until March 2011. He obtained his B.Sc. degree in cell and molecular biology from the King’s College, London in 1975 and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Edinburgh in 1980. After postdoctoral work at the Max-Planck-Institut fuer molekulare Genetik in Berlin, the Genetics Department, University of Cambridge, and the Research School of Biological Sciences in Canberra, he was a Group Head in the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre from 1994 to 2000, Reader in Computational Biology at Royal Holloway University of London from 2000 to 2002, and joined MRC Harwell in 2002. He is currently a visiting scientist at the University of Cambridge. Dr. Hancock's research covers a number of areas including the acquisition and representation using ontologies of mouse phenotype data, genome evolution with particular emphasis on amino acid repeats, and systems biology approaches to relating genotype to phenotype.

Biography Updated on 4 October 2012

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