Favourite Thing: Finding genes that increase our understanding of what causes disease in humans
1st Lyceum of Volos, Greece (1992-1995)
UMIST, Manchester, 1995-1999 (BSc) and University of Manchester 1999-2003 (PhD)
Manchester, Oxford, Sanger
Area of Research:
Human complex disease genetics
Find out more:
Me and my work
I work on diseases like obesity, arthritis, diabetes, anorexia and on other human traits like fat distribution, height and weight
We design and carry out large-scale experiments to find the genetic causes of common diseases like diabetes, obesity, anorexia and arthritis
My Typical Day
coffee, emails, meetings, calls, lunch, meetings, tea, analyses
I am computer-based and spend most of my time corresponding with collaborators, thinking about and designing experiments, talking to colleagues and interpreting results
Genome sequencing and my research
We use genotype and sequence data to find disease-causing genes
I work in human complex disease genetics research
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
What music do you have on your iPod?
red hot chilli peppers, morrissey
What is the most fun thing you've done?
travel around the world
What do you like to do away from work?
listen to music, play with my little boy
What did you want to be after you left school?
a research scientist
Were you ever in trouble in at school?
What's the best thing you've done as a scientist?
found new genes that cause obesity, diabetes, and arthritis