The Genetic Epidemiology Laboratory seeks to identify the particular genes involved in complex disease aetiology. It performs longitudinal studies with twins on a wide range of complex traits of medical and behavioural interest. Particular research over recent years has moved to genome wide association studies (GWAS) to locate genes influencing complex traits including anxiety, alcoholism, and dizygotic twinning. Most recently, the laboratory initiated projects to recruit large patient samples for GWAS of anorexia, depression and other psychiatric disorders.
Senior Scientist: Professor Nicholas Martin
- Dr Michelle Lupton, Senior Research Officer
- Associate Professor David Duffy, Nhmrc Research Fellow
- Professor John Whitfield, Clinical Biochemist
- Identifying individuals at high risk of Alzheimer’s disease
- Dissecting the genetic basis of clinical heterogeneity and differences in treatment response in patients with depression
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