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Dr Vanessa Tan

Dr Vanessa Tan

Dr Vanessa Tan
PhD(Bristol)

Senior Research Associate in Applied Genetic Epidemiology

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Oakfield Grove, Clifton BS8 2BN
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Research summary

I am a Post-doctoral Research Associate in Applied Genetic Epidemiology in the Cancer Research UK  (CRUK) programme based in the School of Social and Community Medicine. I am currently working on the design and undertaking of Recall by Genotype (RbG) studies under the supervision of Dr Nicholas Timpson. The RbG studies involve the recruitment of a subset of participants or their biosamples from an existing cohort for more detailed phenotypic analysis. The aim of my research is to understand biological mechanisms underlying cancer risk and progression by undertaking the RbG studies.

I did a cross-disciplinary Ph.D. in Cell Biology ...

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Recent publications

  • Adams, C, Richmond, RC, Ferreira, DLDS, Spiller, W, Tan, VY, Zheng, J, Wurtz, P, Donovan, JL, Hamdy, FC, Neal, DE, Lane, JA, Smith, GD, Relton, CL, Eeles, RA, Henderson, BE, Haiman, CA, Kote-Jarai, Z, Schumacher, FR, Al Olama, AA, Benlloch, S, Muir, K, Berndt, SI, Conti, DV, Wiklund, F, Chanock, SJ, Gapstur, SM, Stevens, VL, Tangen, CM, Batra, J, Clements, JA, Grönberg, H, Pashayan, N, Schleutker, J, Albanes, D, Wolk, A, West, CML, Mucci, LA, Cancel-Tassin, G, Koutros, S, Sørensen, KD & others 2019, ‘Circulating Metabolic Biomarkers of Screen-Detected Prostate Cancer in the ProtecT Study’. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, vol 28., pp. 209-218
  • Hemani, G, Zheng, J, Elsworth, B, Wade, K, Haberland, V, Baird, D, Laurin, C, Burgess, S, Bowden, J, Langdon, R, Tan, V, Yarmolinsky, J, Shihab, H, Timpson, N, Evans, D, Relton, C, Martin, R, Smith, GD, Gaunt, T & Haycock, P, 2018, ‘The MR-Base platform supports systematic causal inference across the human phenome’. eLife, vol 7.

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