Professor Cathryn Lewis' Group
The group’s research covers the development and application of statistical methods for complex genetic phenotypes. Major interests include:
- Developing risk estimation models for complex genetic disorders.
- Identifying and characterising genetic variants conferring susceptibility to complex disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease and unipolar depression.
- Statistical analysis methods to sub-divide clinical phenotypes into genetically homogeneous subsets, thus increasing the power to detect genetic association.
- Pharmacogenetic studies
The group has close collaborations Mike Weale and his research group within the Division of Genetics and Molecular Medicine.
Statistical Genetics Unit
The Statistical Genetics Unit led by Cathryn Lewis is a King's-wide research group comprising researchers here in the division of Genetics & Molecular Medicine and in the MRC Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre at the Institute of Psychiatry.