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University of Oxford, MBiochem, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, 1993-1997
University of Cambridge, PhD, Genetic Epidemiology, 2008-2011
University of Cambridge, Department of Oncology; Genetic susceptibility to breast cancer, 2004-2008
University of Cambridge, Department of Pathology; Cervical cancer genetics, 2001-2004
Addenbrooke’s NHS Trust; Clinical molecular genetic testing, 1998-2001
Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and targeted genotyping studies to search for variants associated with cancer susceptibility and/or differences in telomere length.
Fine-mapping of genetic loci associated with cancer susceptibility and/or telomere length to identify independent causal variants.
Pooley KA*, Bojesen SE*, et al. A genome-wide association scan (GWAS) for mean telomere length within the COGS project: identified loci show little association with hormone-related cancer risk. Hum Mol Genet. 2013 Dec 15;22(24):5056-64. Epub 2013 Jul 29
Bojesen SE*, Pooley KA*, et al. Multiple independent variants at the TERT locus are associated with telomere length and risks of breast and ovarian cancer. Nat. Genet. (2013) 45, 371-384.
Pooley KA, et al. Telomere length in prospective and retrospective cancer case-control studies. Cancer Res. (2010) 8, 3170-3176.
Easton DF, Pooley KA, et al. Genome-wide association study identifies novel breast cancer susceptibility loci. Nature. (2007) 7148, 1087-1093.
Funded by an Isaac Newton Trust research grant