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Dr Santi Rodriguez

Dr Santi Rodriguez

Dr Santi Rodriguez
B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.(Compostela)

Senior Lecturer in Population and Molecular Genetics

Area of research

Human Population and Molecular Genetics

Office OS2B
Oakfield House,
Oakfield Grove, Clifton BS8 2BN
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Tel. +44 (0) 1173310133

Research summary

My current research is mainly focused on the study of the influence of genetic factors on common human diseases from an evolutionary, genetic epidemiological, epigenetic and functional point of view.

Specifically, I am interested on complex loci including mitochondrial DNA copy number, nuclear CNVs and non-recombining haplogroups. I have also published a number of studies on specific human diseases.

The analytical approaches used include association studies (and GWAS), causal analyses through Mendelian Randomisation, Bioinformatics, Population Genetics and whole-genome sequence analysis in consanguineous families.

Previous work includes linkage disequilibrium analyses, developing and patenting a new method for dinucleotide repeat genotyping, study ...

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I obtained my degree in Biology in the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) (Spain) in 1994. In 1995, I obtained my Mphil in the USC (Spain) working on a project combining Cytogenetics and Population Genetics.

My PhD project in the USC (Spain) (1999) was both in the characterization of patterns of gametic disequilibrium (or linkage disequilibrium, LD) between dinucleotide repeat loci spanning human chromosome 11p15, and in the development of a new methodology (now patented) for dinucleotide repeat genotyping.

In 2002, I moved to the Human Genetics Division (University of Southampton), funded in the first instance by a European ...

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Recent publications

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