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
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, 165, 61 - 70.e5
Alcohol consumption and risks of more than 200 diseases in Chinese men.
Im PK. et al, (2023), Nat Med
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