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Dr Katherine Ruth

Dr Katherine Ruth

Research Fellow, Genetics of Complex Traits

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RILD Building Level 3

I am a Research Fellow working on the genetics of female reproductive ageing in humans in the Genetics of Complex Traits Group (www.t2diabetesgenes.org), working with Dr Anna Murray. I conduct genome-wide analyses and meta-analyses in traits relating to reproductive ageing by conducting statistical analysis of genetic data on many thousands of women. I am currently contributing to ReproGen consortium projects (www.reprogen.org), including genome-wide meta-analysis of age of menopause. I completed my PhD on “Genetic and Non-Genetic Factors Contributing to Female Reproductive Ageing” in January 2016, which was supervised by Dr Anna Murray, Dr John Perry (Cambridge) and Prof. Tim Frayling. Prior to joining the group as a PhD student in 2012, I worked on analysis of NHS cancer and health data for six years at the South West Public Health Observatory.

Qualifications

PhD. “Identification of Genetic and Non-Genetic Factors Contributing to Female Reproductive Ageing”. University of Exeter. January 2016.

Diploma in Statistics. Open University, 2009.

Certificate of Continuing Education in Statistics. Birkbeck College, University of London, 2003.

MBiochem. Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry. Oxford University, 2000.

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Research

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Ruth KS, Perry JRB, Henley WE, Melzer D, Weedon MN, Murray A (2016). Events in Early Life are Associated with Female Reproductive Ageing: a UK Biobank Study. Sci Rep, 6 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Ruth KS, Beaumont RN, Tyrrell J, Jones SE, Tuke MA, Yaghootkar H, Wood AR, Freathy RM, Weedon MN, Frayling TM, et al (2016). Genetic evidence that lower circulating FSH levels lengthen menstrual cycle, increase age at menopause and impact female reproductive health. Hum Reprod, 31(2), 473-481. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Ruth KS, Campbell PJ, Chew S, Lim EM, Hadlow N, Stuckey BGA, Brown SJ, Feenstra B, Joseph J, Surdulescu GL, et al (2016). Genome-wide association study with 1000 genomes imputation identifies signals for nine sex hormone-related phenotypes. Eur J Hum Genet, 24(2), 284-290. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Ruth KS, Bennett CE, Schoemaker MJ, Weedon MN, Swerdlow AJ, Murray A (2016). Length of FMR1 repeat alleles within the normal range does not substantially affect the risk of early menopause. Hum Reprod, 31(10), 2396-2403. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Ruth KS, Murray A (2016). Lessons from Genome-Wide Association Studies in Reproductive Medicine: Menopause. Semin Reprod Med, 34(4), 215-223. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Day FR, Ruth KS, Thompson DJ, Lunetta KL, Pervjakova N, Chasman DI, Stolk L, Finucane HK, Sulem P, Bulik-Sullivan B, et al (2015). Large-scale genomic analyses link reproductive aging to hypothalamic signaling, breast cancer susceptibility and BRCA1-mediated DNA repair. Nat Genet, 47(11), 1294-1303. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Jones SE, Tyrrell J, Wood AR, Beaumont RN, Ruth KS, Tuke MA, Yaghootkar H, Hu Y, Teder-Laving M, Hayward C, et al (In Press). Genome-wide association analyses in 128,266 individuals identifies new morningness and sleep duration loci. PLoS Genetics Full text.
Frayling TM, Tyrrell J (In Press). Height, body mass index, and socioeconomic status: mendelian randomisation study in UK Biobank. British Medical Journal Full text.
Marouli E, Graff M, Medina-Gomez C, Lo KS, Wood AR, Kjaer TR, Fine RS, Lu Y, Schurmann C, Highland HM, et al (In Press). Rare and low-frequency coding variants alter human adult height. Nature, 542(7640), 186-190. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Tyrrell J, Wood AR, Ames RM, Yaghootkar H, Beaumont RN, Jones SE, Tuke MA, Ruth KS, Freathy RM, Davey Smith G, et al (2017). Gene-obesogenic environment interactions in the UK Biobank study. Int J Epidemiol, 46(2), 559-575. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Yaghootkar H, Bancks MP, Jones SE, McDaid A, Beaumont R, Donnelly L, Wood AR, Campbell A, Tyrrell J, Hocking LJ, et al (2017). Quantifying the extent to which index event biases influence large genetic association studies. Hum Mol Genet, 26(5), 1018-1030. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Ruth KS, Perry JRB, Henley WE, Melzer D, Weedon MN, Murray A (2016). Events in Early Life are Associated with Female Reproductive Ageing: a UK Biobank Study. Sci Rep, 6 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Yaghootkar H, Lotta LA, Tyrrell J, Smit RAJ, Jones SE, Donnelly L, Beaumont R, Campbell A, Tuke MA, Hayward C, et al (2016). Genetic Evidence for a Link Between Favorable Adiposity and Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes, Hypertension, and Heart Disease. Diabetes, 65(8), 2448-2460. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Ruth KS, Beaumont RN, Tyrrell J, Jones SE, Tuke MA, Yaghootkar H, Wood AR, Freathy RM, Weedon MN, Frayling TM, et al (2016). Genetic evidence that lower circulating FSH levels lengthen menstrual cycle, increase age at menopause and impact female reproductive health. Hum Reprod, 31(2), 473-481. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Ruth KS, Campbell PJ, Chew S, Lim EM, Hadlow N, Stuckey BGA, Brown SJ, Feenstra B, Joseph J, Surdulescu GL, et al (2016). Genome-wide association study with 1000 genomes imputation identifies signals for nine sex hormone-related phenotypes. Eur J Hum Genet, 24(2), 284-290. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Horikoshi M, Beaumont RN, Day FR, Warrington NM, Kooijman MN, Fernandez-Tajes J, Feenstra B, van Zuydam NR, Gaulton KJ, Grarup N, et al (2016). Genome-wide associations for birth weight and correlations with adult disease. Nature, 538(7624), 248-252. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Pilling LC, Atkins JL, Bowman K, Jones SE, Tyrrell J, Beaumont RN, Ruth KS, Tuke MA, Yaghootkar H, Wood AR, et al (2016). Human longevity is influenced by many genetic variants: evidence from 75,000 UK Biobank participants. Aging (Albany NY), 8(3), 547-560. Abstract.  Author URL.
Ruth KS, Bennett CE, Schoemaker MJ, Weedon MN, Swerdlow AJ, Murray A (2016). Length of FMR1 repeat alleles within the normal range does not substantially affect the risk of early menopause. Hum Reprod, 31(10), 2396-2403. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Ruth KS, Murray A (2016). Lessons from Genome-Wide Association Studies in Reproductive Medicine: Menopause. Semin Reprod Med, 34(4), 215-223. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Wood AR, Tyrrell J, Beaumont R, Jones SE, Tuke MA, Ruth KS, GIANT consortium, Yaghootkar H, Freathy RM, Murray A, et al (2016). Variants in the FTO and CDKAL1 loci have recessive effects on risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes, respectively. Diabetologia, 59(6), 1214-1221. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Day FR, Ruth KS, Thompson DJ, Lunetta KL, Pervjakova N, Chasman DI, Stolk L, Finucane HK, Sulem P, Bulik-Sullivan B, et al (2015). Large-scale genomic analyses link reproductive aging to hypothalamic signaling, breast cancer susceptibility and BRCA1-mediated DNA repair. Nat Genet, 47(11), 1294-1303. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Lunetta KL, Day FR, Sulem P, Ruth KS, Tung JY, Hinds DA, Esko T, Elks CE, Altmaier E, He C, et al (2015). Rare coding variants and X-linked loci associated with age at menarche. Nat Commun, 6 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

Publications by year


In Press

Jones SE, Tyrrell J, Wood AR, Beaumont RN, Ruth KS, Tuke MA, Yaghootkar H, Hu Y, Teder-Laving M, Hayward C, et al (In Press). Genome-wide association analyses in 128,266 individuals identifies new morningness and sleep duration loci. PLoS Genetics Full text.
Frayling TM, Tyrrell J (In Press). Height, body mass index, and socioeconomic status: mendelian randomisation study in UK Biobank. British Medical Journal Full text.
Marouli E, Graff M, Medina-Gomez C, Lo KS, Wood AR, Kjaer TR, Fine RS, Lu Y, Schurmann C, Highland HM, et al (In Press). Rare and low-frequency coding variants alter human adult height. Nature, 542(7640), 186-190. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2017

Tyrrell J, Wood AR, Ames RM, Yaghootkar H, Beaumont RN, Jones SE, Tuke MA, Ruth KS, Freathy RM, Davey Smith G, et al (2017). Gene-obesogenic environment interactions in the UK Biobank study. Int J Epidemiol, 46(2), 559-575. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Yaghootkar H, Bancks MP, Jones SE, McDaid A, Beaumont R, Donnelly L, Wood AR, Campbell A, Tyrrell J, Hocking LJ, et al (2017). Quantifying the extent to which index event biases influence large genetic association studies. Hum Mol Genet, 26(5), 1018-1030. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2016

Ruth KS, Perry JRB, Henley WE, Melzer D, Weedon MN, Murray A (2016). Events in Early Life are Associated with Female Reproductive Ageing: a UK Biobank Study. Sci Rep, 6 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Yaghootkar H, Lotta LA, Tyrrell J, Smit RAJ, Jones SE, Donnelly L, Beaumont R, Campbell A, Tuke MA, Hayward C, et al (2016). Genetic Evidence for a Link Between Favorable Adiposity and Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes, Hypertension, and Heart Disease. Diabetes, 65(8), 2448-2460. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Ruth KS, Beaumont RN, Tyrrell J, Jones SE, Tuke MA, Yaghootkar H, Wood AR, Freathy RM, Weedon MN, Frayling TM, et al (2016). Genetic evidence that lower circulating FSH levels lengthen menstrual cycle, increase age at menopause and impact female reproductive health. Hum Reprod, 31(2), 473-481. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Ruth KS, Campbell PJ, Chew S, Lim EM, Hadlow N, Stuckey BGA, Brown SJ, Feenstra B, Joseph J, Surdulescu GL, et al (2016). Genome-wide association study with 1000 genomes imputation identifies signals for nine sex hormone-related phenotypes. Eur J Hum Genet, 24(2), 284-290. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Horikoshi M, Beaumont RN, Day FR, Warrington NM, Kooijman MN, Fernandez-Tajes J, Feenstra B, van Zuydam NR, Gaulton KJ, Grarup N, et al (2016). Genome-wide associations for birth weight and correlations with adult disease. Nature, 538(7624), 248-252. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Pilling LC, Atkins JL, Bowman K, Jones SE, Tyrrell J, Beaumont RN, Ruth KS, Tuke MA, Yaghootkar H, Wood AR, et al (2016). Human longevity is influenced by many genetic variants: evidence from 75,000 UK Biobank participants. Aging (Albany NY), 8(3), 547-560. Abstract.  Author URL.
Ruth KS, Bennett CE, Schoemaker MJ, Weedon MN, Swerdlow AJ, Murray A (2016). Length of FMR1 repeat alleles within the normal range does not substantially affect the risk of early menopause. Hum Reprod, 31(10), 2396-2403. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Ruth KS, Murray A (2016). Lessons from Genome-Wide Association Studies in Reproductive Medicine: Menopause. Semin Reprod Med, 34(4), 215-223. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Wood AR, Tyrrell J, Beaumont R, Jones SE, Tuke MA, Ruth KS, GIANT consortium, Yaghootkar H, Freathy RM, Murray A, et al (2016). Variants in the FTO and CDKAL1 loci have recessive effects on risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes, respectively. Diabetologia, 59(6), 1214-1221. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2015

Day FR, Ruth KS, Thompson DJ, Lunetta KL, Pervjakova N, Chasman DI, Stolk L, Finucane HK, Sulem P, Bulik-Sullivan B, et al (2015). Large-scale genomic analyses link reproductive aging to hypothalamic signaling, breast cancer susceptibility and BRCA1-mediated DNA repair. Nat Genet, 47(11), 1294-1303. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Lunetta KL, Day FR, Sulem P, Ruth KS, Tung JY, Hinds DA, Esko T, Elks CE, Altmaier E, He C, et al (2015). Rare coding variants and X-linked loci associated with age at menarche. Nat Commun, 6 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

Tutor for Module 1 of MSc in Genomic Medicine Autumn 2016.

SSGL Facilitator for ICS1 of BSc Medical Sciences Autumn 2016/Spring 2017.

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