Simon Tavaré

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Simon Tavaré
Born (1952-05-13) May 13, 1952 (age 65)[1]
Nationality British
Education Oundle School[1]
Alma mater University of Sheffield (BSc, MSc, PhD)
Thesis Some results for Markow processes with application to genetic models.
Doctoral students
Notable awards

Professor Simon Tavaré (born 1952),[1] FRS, FMedSci, CSci, CStat, is Director of the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, Professor of Cancer Research at the Department of Oncology and Professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) at the University of Cambridge.[13]


Tavaré was educated at Oundle School[1] and the University of Sheffield where he was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in 1974, a Master of Science degree in 1975 and a PhD in 1979.[1][14]


His research has been funded by Cancer Research UK, the Royal Society,[10][12] the European Union, Horizon 2020, the Wellcome Trust, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC),[15] the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).[16]

He has supervised and co-supervised numerous PhD[4][6][5][8][9] students and postdoctoral researchers.[3]

Awards and honours[edit]

Tavare was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2011[10] and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences (FMedSci) in 2009.[11] He held a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award from 2003 to 2009.[12]


  1. ^ a b c d e TAVARÉ, Prof. Simon. Who's Who. 2017 (online Oxford University Press ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc.  (subscription required)
  2. ^ Simon Tavaré publications indexed by Google Scholar
  3. ^ a b c d e f Tavare, Simon (2014). "Former Research Students". Archived from the original on 2014-10-18. 
  4. ^ a b Hardcastle, Thomas James (2009). Model-driven analysis of high-throughput genomic data in late-stage ovarian cancer. (PhD thesis). University of Cambridge. OCLC 885434395. 
  5. ^ a b Manolopoulou, Ioanna (2009). A Bayesian approach to Nested Clade Analysis. (PhD thesis). University of Cambridge. OCLC 890153184. 
  6. ^ a b Plagnol, Vincent (2006). Ancestral inference from molecular and paleontological data. (PhD thesis). University of Southern California. OCLC 77081866. 
  7. ^ Marjoram, P.; Molitor, J.; Plagnol, V.; Tavare, S. (2003). "Markov chain Monte Carlo without likelihoods". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 100 (26): 15324–15328. ISSN 0027-8424. doi:10.1073/pnas.0306899100. 
  8. ^ a b Sottoriva, Andrea (2012). Spatial cell ancestral inference : determining in vivo cancer dynamics from patient molecular data. (PhD thesis). University of Cambridge. OCLC 890152577. 
  9. ^ a b Speed, Douglas Christopher (2011). Exploring nonlinear regression methods, with application to association studies. (PhD thesis). University of Cambridge. OCLC 784565992. 
  10. ^ a b c Anon (2011). "Professor Simon Tavaré FMedSci FRS". London: Royal Society. Archived from the original on 2017-04-25.  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from the website where:

    “All text published under the heading 'Biography' on Fellow profile pages is available under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.” --"Royal Society Terms, conditions and policies". Archived from the original on 2016-11-11. Retrieved 2016-03-09. 

  11. ^ a b Anon (2009). "Professor Simon Tavaré FRS FMedSci". 
  12. ^ a b c Anon (2003). "Professor Simon Tavare FMedSci Research Fellow". 
  13. ^ Tavaré, Simon (2017). "Professor Simon Tavaré FRS, FMedSci". University of Cambridge. Archived from the original on 2016-03-25. 
  14. ^ Tavare, Simon (1979). Some results for Markow processes with application to genetic models. (PhD thesis). University of Sheffield. OCLC 500576479. 
  15. ^ Anon (2016). "UK Government research grants awarded to Simon Tavare". Swindon: Research Councils UK. Archived from the original on 2016-03-19. 
  16. ^ Tavaré, Simon (2017). "Funding in the Tavare laboratory".