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.
A multi-layer functional genomic analysis to understand noncoding genetic variation in lipids.
Ramdas S. et al, (2022), Am J Hum Genet, 109, 1366 - 1387
Conventional and genetic risk factors for chronic Hepatitis B virus infection in a community-based study of 0.5 million Chinese adults.
Hamilton E. et al, (2022), Sci Rep, 12
Stroke genetics informs drug discovery and risk prediction across ancestries
CHEN Z. et al, (2022), Nature
Association of egg consumption, metabolic markers, and risk of cardiovascular diseases: A nested case-control study.
Pan L. et al, (2022), Elife, 11
Multi-ancestry genetic study of type 2 diabetes highlights the power of diverse populations for discovery and translation.
Mahajan A. et al, (2022), Nat Genet