Genetics Analyst / Senior Research Associate
Telephone: 01223 748663
I am a scientist at the Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit (CEU), following positions at MRC Epidemiology Unit (2005-18, people), University College London (2002-5), King’s College London (1996-2002, research portal), Harvard University (1994-6) and Ministry of Health, China (1988-94). I have a PhD in Genetics (2004, King’s College London), master’s (1988, Fudan University) and bachelor’s (1985, Shandong University) degrees in Medicine. I am Fushan No 1 Middle School and Dong Huang Shan Primary School alumni.
My field is statistics, epidemiology and public heatlth with specific interest in genetic analysis of complex traits especially Omics-Analysis. I am working with the SCALLOP consortium following recent work on design and analysis for Whitehall II, ELSA, EPIC-Norfolk, Fenland, InterAct, NSHD and Framingham. The EPIC-Norfolk genomewide association study contributed to consortia such as GIANT and CHARGE therefore myself as a highly cited researcher. I am a member of the Royal Statistical Society and here are my biosketch and ResearchGate profile. I finished my term as associate editor for The Scientific World Journal in July 2017 and I am currently a review editor for Frontiers in Genetics (blog network and profile).
I promoted reproducible research through presentations at useR!2007, useR!2008, useR!2009, useR!2010, useR!2011, GWAS course, Henry-Stewart and local talks as with software collections. I collected bookmarks (MRC, UCL and KCL with comments and a diagram), created DSA, Numerical Analysis, Computational Statistics, physalia, software notes, Omics resources, as well as developed software (esp. Haplotype Analysis, R and more recently FM-pipeline and PW-pipeline) on GitHub and CRAN. At CEU, I am part of the cambridge-ceu GitHub organisation.