Steering committee

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Inês Barroso

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Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UK; University of Cambridge Metabolic Research Labs, Institute of Metabolic Science, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK

Inês leads the Metabolic Disease Group at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, which uses genetic and genomic approaches to understand the aetiology of common and rare forms of metabolic disease.

Email: ib1@sanger.ac.uk

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Michael Boehnke

Department of Biostatistics and Center for Statistical Genetics, School of Public Health, University of Michigan

Mike's research focuses on the development of statistical methods for human gene mapping and their application to understand the genetic basis for type 2 diabetes and related traits and bipolar disorder

Email: boehnke@umich.edu

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Jose Florez

Center for Human Genetic Research and Diabetes Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Program in Medical and Population Genetics, Broad Institute, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Dr. Florez is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, an Assistant in Endocrinology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and an Associate Member at the Broad Institute. He is a clinically trained endocrinologist and Ph.D.-trained molecular geneticist, who is interested in extending the results of diabetes genetics research into the clinical arena and understanding the role of an individual's genetic profile in response to therapy

Email: jcflorez@partners.org

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Leif Groop

Lund University Diabetes Centre, Department of Clinical Sciences Malmoe, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Lund University

Leif Groop's team has a longstanding expertise in clinical diabetes, metabolism, genetic epidemiology and mapping loci for various elements of metabolic syndrome, including type 2 diabetes. The group has studied various aspects of type 2 diabetes for past 20 years and provided new understanding of the molecular pathogenesis and heterogeneity of the disease

Website: Lund University Diabetes Centre

Email: Leif.Groop@med.lu.se

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Claudia Langenberg

MRC Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Metabolic Science, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge

Claudia and her team work on investigating how genetic and lifestyle factors act together in their influence on type 2 diabetes and related metabolic disorders

Email: Claudia.Langenberg@mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk

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Mark McCarthy

Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford; Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Oxford; NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, Churchill Hospital, Oxford

Mark's group focuses on susceptibility gene identification in type 2 diabetes and related phenotypes using large-scale genetic and genomic approaches; translating gene identification into biological insights and clinical advances; Genomic epidemiology; and Statistical genetics and bioinformatics

Email: mark.mccarthy@drl.ox.ac.uk

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James Meigs

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; General Medicine Division, Massachusetts General Hospital

James B. Meigs MD, MPH is Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. His group studies causes and prevention of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, approached using biochemical and genetic epidemiology of insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes and CVD, and health services translational research to improve type 2 diabetes and CVD prevention and clinical care

Email: jmeigs@partners.org

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Inga Prokopenko

Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Oxford; Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford

Inga's work is focused on the genetics of Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) and related quantitative glycaemic and other metabolic traits

Email: inga@well.ox.ac.uk

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Robert Sladek

Departments of Medicine and Human Genetics, McGill University, Montreal; Genome Quebec Innovation Centre, Montreal

Robert's group are involved in Functional characterization of risk loci for type 2 diabetes; developing strategies to identify causative genetic polymorphisms that underlie disease risk loci and determine their effects on cell physiology and gene regulation; and identify genetic variants that predispose to type 2 diabetes

Email: robert.sladek@mcgill.ca

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Rona Strawbridge

Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow, UK; Department of Medicine Solna, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Rona's research uses genetics to explore the connection between mental health and cardiovascular disease, with a focus on glucometabolic components

Email: Rona.Strawbridge@ki.se

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Richard Watanabe

Departments of Preventive Medicine and Physiology & Biophysics, Keck School of Medicine of USC Los Angeles, California

Richard's primary interests lie in the pathophysiology and genetics of type 2 diabetes mellitus and obesity

Email: rwatanab@usc.edu

Past steering committee members

Gonçalo Abecasis - goncalo@umich.edu
Center for Statistical Genetics, Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Nabila Bouatia-Naji - nabila.bouatia-naji@inserm.fr
INSERM UMRS 970, Paris Cardiovascular Research Center at the Hopital Européen George Pampidou, Sorbonne Paris Cité, France 192
George Dedoussis - dedousi@hua.gr
Department of Dietetics-Nutrition, Harokopio, University of Athens
Anders Hamsten - Anders.Hamsten@ki.se
Atherosclerosis Research Unit, Department of Medicine, Solna, Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.
Erik Ingelsson - Erik.Ingelsson@ki.se
Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Nicole Soranzo - ns6@sanger.ac.uk
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Nick Wareham - nick.wareham@mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk
MRC Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Metabolic Science, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK

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