The Genetic Epidemiology Laboratory seeks to identify the particular genes involved in complex disease etiology. To this end, QIMR Berghofer is a major partner in the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) for Discovery of Genes for Common Human Diseases. The key resource for such advances to be possible is a large sample of pairs of relatives measured for their traits of interest. Studies conducted by QIMR Berghofer of more than 7,000 twin pairs over the past ten years provide just such a resource.
QTwin is a population-based registry of identical and non-identical twins of all ages born in, or living in, Queensland. Twins are playing an important role in the scientific and medical research and can help extend scientific understanding of what makes us human, the things that keep us well and the things that make us sick.
Senior Scientist: Professor Nicholas Martin
- Dr Michelle Lupton, Senior Research Officer
- Reconstructing the molecular events leading to Alzheimer’s disease with integrative ‘omics’ analyses of post-mortem brain tissue
- Genetic and environmental risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease and Cognitive Impairment
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