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Professor Nicholas Timpson

Professor Nicholas Timpson

Professor Nicholas Timpson
BA(Oxon), MSc(Oxon), PhD(Bristol), PGCHE

Professor of Genetic Epidemiology

Area of research

Genetic epidemiology - the application of human genetics to the study of health and disease.

Office OF8
Oakfield House,
Oakfield Grove, Clifton BS8 2BN
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 3310131

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Following an undergraduate degree in Human Sciences, a masters degree in Biological Anthropology and as a molecular genetics lab researcher at the University of Oxford, Nic’s PhD work in Bristol on Mendelian randomization represented an important fusion between applied epidemiology and human genetics. At the end of his PhD, Nic was seconded as a post doctoral researcher to the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, where he became involved in the first wave of genomewide association studies (GWAS) through the Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium (type 2 diabetes (T2D) analysis team) and the initiation of a collection of collaborative consortia ...

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Recent publications

  • , , , Demontis, D, Walters, RK, Martin, J, Mattheisen, M, Als, TD, Agerbo, E, Baldursson, G, Belliveau, R, Bybjerg-Grauholm, J, Bækvad-Hansen, M, Cerrato, F, Chambert, K, Churchhouse, C, Dumont, A, Eriksson, N, Gandal, M, Goldstein, JI, Grasby, KL, Grove, J, Gudmundsson, OO, Hansen, CS, Hauberg, ME, Hollegaard, MV, Howrigan, DP, Huang, H, Maller, JB, Martin, AR, Martin, NG, Moran, J, Pallesen, J, Palmer, DS, Pedersen, CB, Pedersen, MG, Poterba, T, Poulsen, JB, Ripke, S, Robinson, EB & others 2019, ‘Discovery of the first genome-wide significant risk loci for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder’. Nature Genetics, vol 51., pp. 63-75
  • , Dudding, T, Haworth, S, Lind, PA, Sathirapongsasuti, JF, Agee, M, Alipanahi, B, Auton, A, Bell, RK, Bryc, K, Elson, SL, Fontanillas, P, Furlotte, NA, Hicks, B, Hinds, DA, Huber, KE, Jewett, EM, Jiang, Y, Kleinman, A, Lin, KH, Litterman, NK, McCeight, JC, McIntyre, MH, McManus, KF, Mountain, JL, Noblin, ES, Northover, CA, Pitts, SJ, Poznik, GD, Shelton, JF, Shringarpure, S, Tian, C, Vacic, V, Wang, X, Wilson, CH, Tung, JY, Mitchell, R, Colodro-Conde, L, Medland, SE, Gordon, S & others 2019, ‘Genome wide analysis for mouth ulcers identifies associations at immune regulatory loci’. Nature Communications, vol 10.

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