Timothy Frayling joins GEDEV

A new common disease genetic and genomic team focusing on metabolic disease, including the causes and consequences of obesity and type 2 diabetes. As of November 1st, 2023, Tim Frayling will join the Department of Genetic Medicine and Development as a Professor of Human Genetics. Tim is currently a leader in the field of common disease genetics at the University of Exeter, UK. His team aims to use human genetic approaches to understanding the causes and consequences of common metabolic conditions such as type 2 diabetes and obesity.

In Geneva, a multi-disciplinary team will work together in an exciting new era of whole genome sequencing, linkage to routine and personal health relevant data, and an increasing understanding of the functional non-coding genome. The team will work closely with patients, clinicians and local and international resources.

If you have strong computational and statistical skills and would enjoy applying them to the study of human disease, there are some excellent opportunities to build your scientific career as part of this team.

For more information, please contact (t.m.frayling(at) in the first instance.

22 May 2023