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Karl Smith-Byrne

BSc, MPhil, DPhil


Senior Molecular Epidemiologist

I work as a Senior Molecular Epidemiologist at the Cancer Epidemiology Unit at the University of Oxford. In this role I co-lead the metabolomics and proteomics research programe into the aetiology of prostate cancer using an integrative multi-omits approach and research risk prediction for various cancer outcomes within the Million Women Study. I previously completed my post-doctoral work at the Genomic Epidemiology Branch of the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, France. While there I focused on implementing multi-omic methods to better understand factors contributing the aetiology, early detection, and prognosis of various cancers, in particular, lung and renal neoplasms.

I completed my DPhil in Population Health at the University of Oxford focusing on the molecular epidemiology of prostate cancer, with a focus on genetics and proteomics. Before this I acquired an MPhil in Biological Anthropology with a focus on human evolutionary perspectives on cancer genomics at the University of Cambridge. I also read for a B.Sc in Psychology with a focus on cognitive neuroscience and behavioural ecology at the University of Dundee.