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  1. Apr. 2022: FANTASTIC WORK Emma H. !!
    Emma H.'s study "Identifying molecular mediators of the relationship between body mass index and endometrial cancer risk: a Mendelian randomization analysis." has been published in BMC Medicine and has been featured in hundreds of news stories. Read it here.

  2. Feb 2022: GREAT WORK Lucy !!
    Lucy's study "Higher body mass index raises immature platelet count: potential contribution to obesity-related thrombosis." has been published in Platelets. Read it here.

  3. Jan 2022: GREAT WORK Andrei !!
    Andrei's study "A framework for research into continental ancestry groups of the UK Biobank." has been published in BMC Human Genomics. Read it here.

  4. Jan 2022: CONGRATULATIONS Caroline !!
    Caroline's study "Adiposity, metabolites, and colorectal cancer risk: Mendelian randomization study" has been recognized as one of the best Oncology research articles published in BMC Medicine, by their editors. See more about it here.

  5. Jan 2022: GREAT WORK LAURA !!
    Laura's study "Epigenetic Regulation of F2RL3 Associates with Myocardial Infarction and Platelet Function." has been published in Circulation Research. Read it here.

  6. Jan 2022: Andrei's UK Biobank population structure has been accepted for publication in BMC Human Genomics.

  7. Jan 2022: Laura and David's metaboprep paper has been accepted for publication in Bioinformatics.

  8. Dec 2021: Ana's study on the association of childhood abuse on cardiometabolic health in young adulthood has been published in Journal of the American Heart Association here.

  9. Nov 2021: CONGRATULATIONS Lucy !!
    Lucy was awarded the "best talk" in the epidemilogoy section of the 5th Annual Meeting of the Bristol Heart Institute for her work entitled "Combining Mendelian Randomization and Randomized Control Trial Study Designs to Determine Effects of Adiposity on the Plasma Proteome".

  10. Nov 2021: CONGRATULATIONS Emma !!
    Emma was awarded the "NCRI Award" for a high quality abstract at the NCRI Cancer Conference. Her study entitled "Identifying molecular mediators of the relationship between body mass index and endometrial cancer risk: a Mendelian randomization analysis" was presented as a talk and in a poster. Read her abstract here.

  11. Nov 2021: GREAT WORK ANA !!
    Ana, Kaitlin and Nic's study "MC3R links nutritional state to childhood growth and the timing of puberty." has been published in Nature. Read it here.

  12. Oct 2021: CONGRATULATIONS LUCY !!
    Lucy Goudswaard won second place in the IGES 2021 poster competition for her work entitled "Combining Mendelian Randomization and Randomized Control Trial Study Designs to Determine Effects of Adiposity on the Plasma Proteome" at IGES 2021.

  13. Oct 2021: Maddy and Kaitlin participated in FUTURES2021 at Futures in Schools taking research directly into classrooms to engage the young. Find out more here.
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  15. Oct 2021: CONGRATULATIONS Caroline !!
    Caroline is a IGES 2021 Neel Award Finalists (best work from a post-doc) for her work and talk titled "Metabolic features of colorectal cancer liability: life course study integrating genetic risk with repeated metabolomics". More info here.

  16. Oct 2021: Lucy has a talk titled "Combining Mendelian Randomization and Randomized Control Trial Study Designs to Determine Effects of Adiposity on the Plasma Proteome" at IGES 2021 here.

  17. Oct 2021: Andrei and David each have posters at IGES 2021 here.

  18. Oct 2021: Vanessa, Laura, Caroline, Emma, and Nic's study "The blood metabolome of incident kidney cancer: A case-control study nested within the MetKid consortium." has been published in PLoS Med here.

  19. Sept. 2021: Ana gave a talk titled "How does childhood maltreatment influence cardiovascular disease? A sequential causal mediation analysis" at the World Congress of Epidemiology 2021 here.

  20. Sept. 2021: Vanessa and Caroline's new study "Investigation of the interplay between circulating lipids and IGF-I and relevance to breast cancer risk: an observational and Mendelian randomization study." has been published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention here.

  21. July 2021: Lucy's Study "Effects of adiposity on the human plasma proteome: observational and Mendelian randomisation estimates" has been published in the International Journal of Obesity here.

  22. July 2021: Laura and David's metaboprep package has been archived on bioRxiv here.

  23. July 2021: The 2021 MR Conference was attended by many in the group, with presentations from Emma H. (oral), Caroline, & Andrei.
    Go to the Publications page for the posters.

  24. June 2021: David has had an abstract on causal estimates of BMI on metabolite response traits accepted to Metabolomics 2021. More about the conference here.

  25. May 2021: Ana's study on childhood maltreatment and cardiovascular disease has been published in the International Journal of Epidemiology. Read it here.

  26. May 2021: Laura's giagantic collaborative GWAS work with MAGIC on glycemic traits in trans-ancestral groups has been published in Nature Geneitcs. Read it here.

  27. May 2021: Kaitlin's manuscript on the impact of coding variation at MC4R influencing obesity has been published in Nature Medicine. Read it here, and listen to a BBC podcast on the study here, or here.

  28. May 2021: Ana's study on diet quality and major depressive disorder has been published in Clinical Nutrition. Read it here.

  29. May 2021: Emma V's The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research "Integrating Health Research: Mechanisms to Populations" strand has officially launched.

  30. March 2021: Kaitlin's manuscript on the impact of coding variation at MC4R influencing obesity has been accepted for publication in Nature Medicine.

  31. January 2021: Kaitlin co-authored a blog post on the MRC-IEU's IEUREKA blog. "Using genetics to understand the relationship between young people’s health and educational outcomes". Read it here.

  32. December 2020: Caroline's study "Adiposity, metabolites, and colorectal cancer risk: Mendelian randomization study" has been published in BMC Medicine. Read it here.

  33. Sept 2020: Emma Hazelwood and Maddy Smith have joined the group as PhD students. WELCOME !!!

  34. June 2020: David and Kaitlin's microbiome GWAS "Genome-wide associations of human gut microbiome variation and implications for causal inference analyses" has been published in Nature Microbiology. Read it here.

  35. June 2020: Kaitlin has become a University of Bristol Lecturer. CONGRATULATIONS KAITLIN!!!

  36. June 2020: Matt's gylcosuria during pregnancy GWAS study "Common variation at 16p11.2 is associated with glycosuria in pregnancy: findings from a genome-wide association study in European women" has been published in Human Molecular Genetics. Read it here.

  37. April 2020: Kaitlin's manuscript "Improving causality in microbiome research: can human genetic epidemiology help?" has been fully reviewed and accepted on Wellcome Open Research. Read it here.

  38. Dec 2019: Kaitlin's manuscript "Improving causality in microbiome research: can human genetic epidemiology help?" is on Wellcome Open Research and is open for reading and review. See it here.