Translational population science

Exploiting new genetic and epigenetic technologies

Our Translational Population Science researchers work across the BRC, using sophisticated techniques to analyse the genetic and non-genetic profiles of many thousands of people participating in our studies. This includes the microorganisms that live on their bodies, the proteins their bodies make and changes to their DNA molecules, all of which may be important factors in predicting disease.

We use this data to work out which factors might help prevent illness, which treatments are most effective, and to predict how a disease might affect an individual.



Using biological markers to study health and disease

Biosample management

Processing, governance and management of biosamples

Bioinformatics and causal analyses

Application of Mendelian randomization techniques

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