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Professor Tim Spector
Professor Tim Spector

Professor Tim Spector

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Professor of Genetic Epidemiology

Head of Department, Department of Twin Research & Genetic Epidemiology.

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I use the UK twins registry (TWINSUK) of 10,000 twins to pursue gene discovery in the common complex traits and diseases via genetic epidemiology. I study a wide variety of diseases from back pain to anxiety, snoring to sexuality. Our group focus on age related diseases such as CVD, metabolic traits, locomotor problems such as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, cognitive function and eye disorders. We have genomewide scans and expression data on large numbers of the twins.