Dr Robin Walters
MA, PhD, PgDip
Dr Robin Walters completed degrees in Natural Sciences (Cambridge) and in Genetics (Liverpool) before working for 17 years on the biophysics, biochemistry and genetics of plant photosynthesis, first in Sheffield and then in Oxford. He then held a post as a Research Fellow at Imperial College London, before moving to CTSU in June 2012.
Dr Walters’s recent research has focussed on investigating the contribution of structural variation in the human genome to disease risk and phenotypic variation, with a particular focus on diabetes and obesity. He played a leading role in work identifying the highly penetrant obesity phenotype associated with a deletion on chromosome 16p, and the reciprocal effects of a duplication at the same locus.
He continues to have an interest in the development of novel methodologies for the identification and analysis of genomic structural variants. His current role is to plan and lead the genetic analysis of stroke risk in the China Kadoorie Biobank.
Lipids, Lipoproteins, and Metabolites and Risk of Myocardial Infarction and Stroke.
Holmes MV. et al, (2018), J Am Coll Cardiol, 71, 620 - 632
Association of CETP Gene Variants With Risk for Vascular and Nonvascular Diseases Among Chinese Adults
Millwood IY. et al, (2018), JAMA CARDIOLOGY, 3, 34 - 43
Association of CETP Gene Variants With Risk for Vascular and Nonvascular Diseases Among Chinese Adults.
Millwood IY. et al, (2018), JAMA Cardiol, 3, 34 - 43
Association of Physical Activity With Risk of Major Cardiovascular Diseases in Chinese Men and Women.
Bennett DA. et al, (2017), JAMA Cardiol, 2, 1349 - 1358
Fresh fruit consumption and all-cause and cause-specific mortality: findings from the China Kadoorie Biobank.
Du H. et al, (2017), Int J Epidemiol, 46, 1444 - 1455