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Principal investigators in theme:

Name: Professor David Aanenesen
Department: Wellcome Sanger Institute
Email: da5@sanger.ac.uk
Topic: Genomic Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
Website: https://www.sanger.ac.uk/science/groups/aanensen-group
Themes: Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Epidemiology and Public Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr  Jean Adams
Department: MRC Epidemiology Unit
Email: Jean.Adams@mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Evaluation of population interventions in dietary public health
Website: http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/people/jean-adams/
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Amy Ahern
Department: MRC Epidemiology Unit
Email: Amy.Ahern@mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Prevention of Diabetes and Related Metabolic Disorders
Website: http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/people/amy-ahern/
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Antonis Antoniou
Department: Department of Public Health and Primary Care
Email: aca20@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Genetic epidemiology and risk model development for familial cancers genetic epidemiology aof BRCA1 and BRCA2
Website: http://www.phpc.cam.ac.uk/people/centre-for-cancer-genetic-epidemiology-...
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Jessica Barrett
Department: MRC Biostatistics Unit
Email: jessica.barrett@mec-bsu.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Multiple outcome modelling
Website: https://www.mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk/people/in-alphabetical-order/a-to-g/jessic...
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Ines Barroso
Department: MRC Epidemiology Unit
Email: Ines.Barroso@mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Mechanisms of metabolic disease
Website: http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/research/research-areas/mechanisms-of-meta...
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr John Benson
Department: Department of Public Health and Primary Care
Email: jab62@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Medical education
Website: http://www.phpc.cam.ac.uk/people/pcu-group/pcu-senior-academic-staff/joh...
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Soren Brage
Department: MRC Epidemiology Unit
Email: soren.brage@mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Physical activity epidemiology
Website: http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/research/research-areas/physical-activity
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Carol Brayne
Department: Department of Public Health and Primary Care
Email: carol.brayne@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Public Health
Website: http://www.phpc.cam.ac.uk/people/phab/phab-senior-academic-staff/profess...
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Adam Butterworth
Department: Department of Public Health and Primary Care
Email: asb38@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Genetic epidemiology of cardiovascular disease; cardiovascular disease epidemiology
Website: http://www.phpc.cam.ac.uk/people/ceu-group/ceu-senior-academic-staff/ada...
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Rajiv Chowdhury
Department: Department of Public Health and Primary Care
Email: rc436@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Evalutating individual and combined roles of environment biomarkers and their associated genetic factors
Website: http://www.phpc.cam.ac.uk/people/ceu-group/ceu-senior-academic-staff/raj...
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Andrew Conlan
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: ajkc2@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Epidemiology and mathematical modelling
Website: http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/directory/ajkc2@cam.ac.uk
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Kirsten Corder
Department: MRC Epidemiology Unit
Email: kirsten.corder@mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Behavioural Epidemiology and Interventins in Young People
Website: http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/people/kirsten-corder/
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Isidro Cortes-Ciriano
Department: European Bioinformatics Institute
Email: icortes@ebi.ac.uk
Topic: Cancer Genomics
Website: https://www.ebi.ac.uk/research/cortes-ciriano
Themes: Cancer, Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Epidemiology and Public Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Nik Cunniffe
Department: Department of Plant Sciences
Email: njc1001@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Theoretical and computational epidemiology
Website: http://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/research/nikcunniffe
Themes: Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Epidemiology and Public Health, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor John Danesh
Department: Department of Public Health and Primary Care
Email: johndaneshpa@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Molecular and genetic epidemiology of coronary heart disease
Website: http://www.phpc.cam.ac.uk/people/ceu-group/ceu-senior-academic-staff/pro...
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Prof Daniela De Angelis
Department: MRC Biostatistics Unit
Email: daniela.deangelis@mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Evidence synthesis to inform health
Website: https://www.mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk/people/in-alphabetical-order/a-to-g/daniel...
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health, Infection and Immunity
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Dr Emanuele Di Angelantonio
Department: Department of Public Health and Primary Care
Email: ed303@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Prevention of cardiovascular disease; cardiovascular disease epidemiology
Website: http://www.phpc.cam.ac.uk/people/ceu-group/ceu-senior-academic-staff/ema...
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Alison Dunning
Department: Department of Public Health and Primary Care
Email: amd24@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: High-throughput laboratory processes for genetic epidemiology and fine-scale mapping of genetic loci
Website: http://www.phpc.cam.ac.uk/people/centre-for-cancer-genetic-epidemiology-...
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Robbie Duschinsky
Department: Department of Public Health and Primary Care
Email: rd522@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Children families and theories of human behaviour integrating approaches from psychology sociology history and philosophy
Website: http://www.phpc.cam.ac.uk/people/pcu-group/pcu-senior-academic-staff/rob...
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Douglas Easton
Department: Department of Public Health and Primary Care (Department of Oncology)
Email: dfe20@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Genetic epidemiology (especially cancer) and statistical genetics
Website: http://www.srl.cam.ac.uk/genepi/index.html
Themes: Cancer, Epidemiology and Public Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Tim Eisen
Department: Department of Oncology
Email: tgqe2@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Clinical and translational research management of Renal Cancer Lung Cancer and Pre-malignant Lung Disease
Website: http://www.oncology.cam.ac.uk/research/groupleaders/eisen.html
Themes: Cancer, Epidemiology and Public Health
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Vern Farewell
Department: MRC Biostatistics Unit
Email: vern.farewell@mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Medical statistics; rheumatology
Website: http://www.mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk/people/in-alphabetical-order/a-to-g/vern-fa...
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
 Sorry no PhD students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential summer students are welcome
Name: Dr Nita Forouhi
Department: MRC Epidemiology Unit
Email: nita.forouhi@mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Nutritional Epidemiology in relation to diabetes and obesity
Website: http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/research/research-areas/nutrition
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Moritz Gerstung
Department: European Bioinformatics Institute
Email: moritz.gerstung@ebi.ac.uk
Topic: Cancer
Website: http://www.ebi.ac.uk/research/gerstung
Themes: Cancer, Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Epidemiology and Public Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Chris Gilligan
Department: Department of Plant Sciences
Email: cag1@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Epidemiology and modelling
Website: http://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/research/chrisgilligan
Themes: Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Andrew Grant
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: ajg60@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Bacteria Pathogenesis Infection Microbiology Virulence Host-pathogen Zoonoses
Website: http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/directory/ajg60@cam.ac.uk/
Themes: Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Epidemiology and Public Health, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Simon Griffin
Department: MRC Epidemiology Unit
Email: simon.Griffin@mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Prevention of Diabetes and Related Metabolic Disorders in High Risk Groups
Website: http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/research/research-areas/prevention-high-ri...
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Melissa Hines
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: mh504@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Hormonal influences on human neural and behavioral development across the lifespan
Website: http://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people/mh504@cam.ac.uk
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, Women's Health
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Professor Claire Hughes
Department: Department of Psychology (Centre for Family Research)
Email: ch288@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Developmental change from age 2 to age 6 and familial predictors
Website: http://www.cfr.cam.ac.uk/directory/ClaireHughes
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Zamin Iqbal
Department: European Bioinformatics Institute
Email: zi@ebi.ac.uk
Topic: Algorithms for analysing genomes and populations antibiotic resistance DNA search indexes  TB point of care diagnostics global surveillance of pathogens
Website: https://www.ebi.ac.uk/research/iqbal
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Peter Jones
Department: Department of Psychiatry
Email: pbj21@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Epidemiology etiology and developmental dimensions of psychiatric disorders; schizophrenia and the psychoses
Website: http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?pbj21
Themes: Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health, Epidemiology and Public Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Stephen Kapoge
Department: Department of Public Health and Primary Care
Email: skk22@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Applied statistical methods particularly in relation to chronic disease epidemiology
Website: http://www.phpc.cam.ac.uk/people/ceu-group/ceu-senior-research-staff/ste...
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Paul Kirk
Department: MRC Biostatistics Unit
Email: paul.kirk@mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Clustering methods for biomarker data
Website: https://www.mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk/people/in-alphabetical-order/h-to-m/paul-k...
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Louise Lafortune
Department: Department of Public Health and Primary Care
Email: ll394@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Cognitive decline and dementia frailty healthy ageing health technology assessment
Website: http://www.iph.cam.ac.uk/nihr-sphr/about/team/dr-louise-lafortune/
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Claudia Langenberg
Department: MRC Epidemiology Unit
Email: claudia.langenberg@mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Epidemiology of diabetes and cardiovascular complications
Website: http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/research/research-areas/aetiology-of-diabetes
Themes: Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, Epidemiology and Public Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Jonathan Mant
Department: Department of Public Health and Primary Care
Email: jm677@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease particularly stroke in primary care settings
Website: http://www.phpc.cam.ac.uk/people/pcu-group/pcu-senior-academic-staff/jon...
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Theresa Marteau
Department: Department of Public Health and Primary Care
Email: tm388@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Behaviour and health specialising in identifying effective ways to help people change bad health habits
Website: http://www.phpc.cam.ac.uk/people/pcu-group/pcu-senior-academic-staff/the...
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Ken Ong
Department: MRC Epidemiology Unit / Department of Paediatrics
Email: ken.ong@mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Childhood obesity
Website: http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/research/research-areas/growth-and-develop...
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health, Women's Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr  Jenna  Panter
Department: MRC Epidemiology Unit
Email: jenna.panter@mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Physical Activity and Public Health
Website: http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/people/jenna-panter/
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr Dirk  Paul
Department: Department of Public Health and Primary Care
Email: dsp35@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Human genomics. Identifying and validating causal pathways in cardiovascular diseases and related disorders
Website: http://www.phpc.cam.ac.uk/people/ceu-group/ceu-senior-academic-staff/dr-...
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr  John  Perry
Department: MRC Epidemiology Unit
Email: john.perry@mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Growth and Development
Website: http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/people/john-perry/
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Clive Petry
Department: Department of Paediatrics
Email: cjp1002@cam.ac.uk
Topic: The link between altered fetal growth and the future development of diseases
Website: http://paediatrics.medschl.cam.ac.uk/about-us/people/senior-academic-sta...
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Ann Prentice
Department: MRC Human Nutrition Research
Email: ann.prentice@mrc-hnr.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Nutrition and bone health
Website: http://www.mrc-hnr.cam.ac.uk/people/ann-prentice/
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Dr Olivier Restif
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: or226@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Mathematical models for infectious disease dynamics
Website: https://www.research.vet.cam.ac.uk/research-staff-directory/principal-in...
Themes: Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Epidemiology and Public Health, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Prof Sylvia Richardson
Department: MRC Biostatistics Unit
Email: sylvia.richardson@mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Statistical Genomics and High Dimensional Data
Website: https://www.mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk/people/in-alphabetical-order/n-to-s/sylvia...
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
Sorry no vacation students can be taken this year but enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome
Name: Dr Henrik Salje
Department: Department of Genetics
Email: henrik.salje@pasteur.fr
Topic: Infectious disease dynamics
Website: https://www.gen.cam.ac.uk/
Themes: Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Epidemiology and Public Health, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Derek Smith
Department: Department of Zoology
Email: d.smith@zoo.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Evolution of pathogens
Website: https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/directory/derek-smith
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Stephen Sutton
Department: Department of Public Health and Primary Care
Email: srs34@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Risk communication and health behaviour change
Website: http://www.phpc.cam.ac.uk/people/pcu-group/pcu-senior-academic-staff/ste...
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Nicholas Thomson
Department: Wellcome Sanger Institute
Email: nrt@sanger.ac.uk
Topic: Bacterial genomics and evolution
Website: https://www.sanger.ac.uk/science/groups/thomson-group
Themes: Organisms, Evolution and Ecology, Epidemiology and Public Health, Functional and Evolutionary Genomics, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Brian Tom
Department: MRC Biostatistics Unit
Email: brian.tom@mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Statistics for stratified medicine
Website: https://www.mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk/people/in-alphabetical-order/t-to-z/brian-...
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Estee Torok
Department: Department of Medicine
Email: et317@gmail.com
Topic: Clinical / microbial genomics studies in antimicrobial resistance and healthcare-associated infections
Website: http://www.med.cam.ac.uk/torok/
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr  Caroline Trotter
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: clt56@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Epidemiology of vaccine-preventable diseases and the impact of immunisation
Website: http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/directory/clt56@cam.ac.uk
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health, Infection and Immunity
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Nigel Unwin
Department: MRC Epidemiology Unit
Email: nigel.unwin@mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Global Public Health Research
Website: http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/people/nigel-unwin/
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Sander van der Linden
Department: Department of Psychology
Email: sander.vanderlinden@psychol.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Social Norms Risk Judgment Decision-Making Altruism Social Issues Communication
Website: https://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people/sander-van-der-linden
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Esther van Sluijs
Department: MRC Epidemiology Unit
Email: esther.vansluijs@mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Behavioural Epidemiology and Interventins in Young People
Website: http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/research/research-areas/behavioural-epidem...
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Nicholas Wareham
Department: MRC Epidemiology Unit
Email: nick.wareham@mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Aetiology and Mechanisms of Diabetes and Related Metabolic Disorders of Later Life
Website: http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/research/research-areas/aetiology-of-diabe...
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health, Metabolic Medicine, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor Martin White
Department: MRC Epidemiology Unit
Email: Martin.White@mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Food behaviours and public health interventions
Website: http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/people/martin-white/
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Dr Angela Wood
Department: Department of Public Health and Primary Care
Email: amw79@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Biostatistics
Website: http://www.phpc.cam.ac.uk/people/ceu-group/ceu-senior-academic-staff/ang...
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome
Name: Professor James Wood
Department: Department of Veterinary Medicine
Email: jlnw2@cam.ac.uk
Topic: Dynamics of infectious diseases epidemiology influenza virus lyssaviruses bats henipaviruses Africa
Website: http://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/directory/jlnw2@cam.ac.uk/
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health, Infection and Immunity
 Sorry no students can be taken this year
Name: Dr James Woodcock
Department: MRC Epidemiology Unit
Email: jw745@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Topic: Public Health Modelling
Website: http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/people/james-woodcock/
Themes: Epidemiology and Public Health
Applications from potential students are welcome

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