Population amd Disease Genetics Group Centre for Population Health Sciences
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We collaborate with a large number of people across the world, as shown in this google map.

My group is part of the molecular epidemiology theme in the Centre, together with the groups of Prof Harry Campbell, Prof Paul McKeigue, ProfJackie Price, Prof Sarah Wild and Prof Igor Rudan. The ORCADES and MS studies are run together with the MRC Human Genetics Unit, of the Institute for Genetics and Molecular Medicine, in particular with Prof Alan Wright, Prof Nick Hastie, Dr Caroline Hayward and Dr Veronique Vitart. Within these groupings we collaborate very closely with the MRC-University of Edinburgh Croatia team running the Vis, Korčula and Split studies (directed by Igor Rudan, Harry Campbell and Alan Wright). ORCADES and the Vis study belong to the EUROSPAN consortium of five European genetically isolated population studies. Prof Ulf Gyllensten, Prof Peter Pramstaller and Prof Cornelia van Duijn lead the Swedish, Italian and Dutch studies.

ORCADES belongs to over 20 international genome-wide association meta-analysis consortia, including DIAGRAM, GIANT, MAGIC, GEFOS, GLGC, ICBP, CARDIOGRAM, EGG, QT-IGC, SpiroMeta and many working groups of CHARGE including Haemostasis, NeuroCHARGE, Reprogen, CKDgen, PRIMA, RRgen, Subclinical, and collaborate with ENGAGE.

Collaborators who lead these studies include

Prof Mark McCarthy, Dr Ines Barrosso, Prof Joel Hirschhorn, Prof Andre Uitterlinden, Prof Sek Kathiresan, Prof Patricia Munroe, Dr Martin Tobin, Dr Tom Mosley, Prof Joanne Murabito, Prof Caroline Fox, Prof Chris Newton-Cheh, Dr Arne Pfeufer, Prof Nona Sotoodehnia, Prof Nick Smith, Dr Jonathan Marchini, Dr Josh Bis, Dr Rachel Freathy, Dr Andrew Hicks, Dr Nicole Soranzo, Prof Christian Gieger.

ORCADES-specific collaborations include specialists in

- clinical subjects: Prof Stuart Ralston, Prof Ian Deary, Dr Brian Fleck, Dr Brian Walker.

- imaging: Dr Tom MacGillivray.

- genetic analyses: Dr Yurii Aulchenko, Dr Ele Zeggini, Dr Cristian Pattaro, Prof Chris Haley.

- glycans: Prof Pauline Rudd, Prof Gordan Lauc.

Our Y chromosome work is carried out in collaboration with Dr Cristian Capelli and George Busby. We collaborate with Prof Martin Richards on mtDNA analyses.

We collaborate on population genetic analysis of genome-wide SNP data with Dr Colm O’Dushlaine and Dr Gianpiero Cavalleri.

Our homozygosity work involves collaborations with Dr Anne-Louise Leutenegger, Dr Rod Lea, Prof Peter Visscher, Dr Brian McEvoy, Prof Malcolm Dunlop, Prof Daniela Toniolo, Prof Markus Perola, Prof Paolo Gasparini, Prof Marina Ciullo, Prof Veikko Salomaa, Prof Luigi Ferrucci, Prof Marjo-Riitta Järvelin, Prof Andres Metspalu and Prof Vanessa Hayes.


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