Dr Robin Walters
MA, PhD, PgDip
Dr Robin Walters completed degrees in Natural Sciences (Cambridge) and in Genetics (Liverpool) before working for 17 years on the biophysics, biochemistry and genetics of plant photosynthesis, first in Sheffield and then in Oxford. He then held a post as a Research Fellow at Imperial College London, before moving to CTSU in June 2012.
Dr Walters’s recent research has focussed on investigating the contribution of structural variation in the human genome to disease risk and phenotypic variation, with a particular focus on diabetes and obesity. He played a leading role in work identifying the highly penetrant obesity phenotype associated with a deletion on chromosome 16p, and the reciprocal effects of a duplication at the same locus.
He continues to have an interest in the development of novel methodologies for the identification and analysis of genomic structural variants. His current role is to plan and lead the genetic analysis of stroke risk in the China Kadoorie Biobank.
Author Correction: Multi-ancestry genome-wide association analyses improve resolution of genes and pathways influencing lung function and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease risk.
Shrine N. et al, (2023), Nat Genet
Genotyping and population characteristics of the China Kadoorie Biobank.
Walters RG. et al, (2023), Cell Genom, 3
BMI and Well-being in people of East Asian and European Ancestry: a Mendelian randomisation study
CHEN Z. and WALTERS R., (2023), Translational Psychiatry
Alcohol consumption and risks of more than 200 diseases in Chinese men.
Im PK. et al, (2023), Nat Med
Multi-ancestry meta-analysis identifies 5 novel loci for ischemic stroke and reveals heterogeneity of effects between sexes and ancestries
Surakka I. et al, (2023), Cell Genomics, 100345 - 100345