Research assistant in genetic epidemiology
Alfred completed his undergraduate degree in Cell and Molecular Biology at Heriot-Watt University and MSc in Evolutionary Genetics at the University of Edinburgh. He graduated from Cardiff University with a PhD in genetic epidemiology. He joined NDPH in 2019.
Alfred applies statistics and bioinformatics techniques to analyse large-scale genetic datasets. He aims to leverage information from genome-wide association studies to identify novel mechanisms that influence complex phenotypes.
He works as a research assistant in the China Kadoorie Biobank Group, working on a variety of projects including blood pressure and multimorbidity.
Conventional and genetic associations of adiposity with 1463 proteins in relatively lean Chinese adults.
Yao P. et al, (2023), Eur J Epidemiol
Alcohol consumption and risks of more than 200 diseases in Chinese men.
Im PK. et al, (2023), Nat Med
Long-term exposure to fine particulate matter and incidence of esophageal cancer: a prospective study of 0.5 million Chinese adults.
Sun D. et al, (2023), Gastroenterology
Tobacco smoking and risks of more than 470 diseases in China: a prospective cohort study.
Chan KH. et al, (2022), Lancet Public Health, 7, e1014 - e1026
Publisher Correction: Stroke genetics informs drug discovery and risk prediction across ancestries.
Mishra A. et al, (2022), Nature