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Statistics; Cancer; Genomics; Computational Biology


Professor Lynch joined the University of St Andrews in 2017 after 15 years at the University of Cambridge working in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care, The Department of Oncology and for the most part the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute. Divided between the Schools of Medicine, and Mathematics and Statistics, in St Andrews his research is divided between the development and application of analysis methods - typically in the context of cancer genomics.

Research overview

Professor Lynch works on the development and application of analysis methods for cancer sequencing data. This includes questions of experimental design within cancer genomics, fundamental questions regarding the extraction of data (and uncertainty) from modern biological methods, methods for answering biological and clinical questions in new ways, and applications to multiple cancer types (including Prostate, Glioblastoma,  Oesophageal, Breast, Renal, Ovarian and Lung). 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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