Professor David BALDING


School of Mathematics and Statistics

  • Room: 307 OGS
  • Building: Peter Hall Building
  • Campus: Parkville Campus

Research Interests

  • Statistics
  • Computational biology
  • Statistical genetics

Research Groups

Recent Publications

  • Doug Speed, D. Balding. Re-Evaluation of SNP Heritability in Complex Human Traits. Genetic Epidemiology, 41, 686 (1pp), 2017.

  • Mikkel M Andersen, D. Balding. How convincing is a matching Y-chromosome profile?. PLOS Genetics, 13, e1007028 (16pp), 2017. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1007028.

  • Roberto Salvatori, Serban Radian, Yoan Diekmann, Donato Iacovazzo, Alessia David, Plamena Gabrovska, Giorgia Grassi, Anna-Marie Bussell, Karen Stals, Astrid Weber, Richard Quinton, Elizabeth C Crowne, Valentina Corazzini, Lou Metherell, Tara Kearney, Daniel Du Plessis, Ajay Kumar Sinha, Atik Baborie, Anne-Lise Lecoq, Philippe Chanson, Olaf Ansorge, Sian Ellard, Peter J Trainer, D. Balding, Mark G Thomas, Marta Korbonits. In-frame seven amino-acid duplication in AIP arose over the last 3000 years, disrupts protein interaction and stability and is associated with gigantism. European Journal of Endocrinology, 177, 257-266, 2017. doi: 10.1530/EJE-17-0293.

  • Joshua Traynelis, Michael Silk, Quanli Wang, Samuel F Berkovic, Liping Liu, David B Ascher, D. Balding, Slave Petrovski. Optimizing genomic medicine in epilepsy through a gene-customized approach to missense variant interpretation. Genome Research, 27, 1715-1729, 2017. doi: 10.1101/gr.226589.117.

  • D. Speed, Na Cai, M. Johnson, Sergey Nejentsev, D. Balding, UCLEB Consortium. Reevaluation of SNP heritability in complex human traits. Nature Genetics, 49, 986-+, 2017. doi: 10.1038/ng.3865.

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Current Postgraduate Supervision

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  • Research and Industry Committee
  • Strategic Planning Committee