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University of Exeter Medical School

 Amy Dawes

Amy Dawes

PhD Student

 RILD Building 


University of Exeter Medical School, RILD Building, RD&E Hospital Wonford, Barrack Road, Exeter, EX2 5DW, UK


Amy Graduated from University of Exeter Bsc Medical sciences programme in 2018, starting a PhD under supervision of Tim Frayling and Andy Wood, investigating how genetic and lifestyle factors have an interactive effect on BMI. She is also interested in how these interactions may have either an adverse or protective effect on other implicated disease outcomes and metabolic profiles.

Aside from her academic interests, Amy is keen on sports, playing piano and guitar, baking and cocktail making!

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Research projects

PhD project title: In depth analysis of BMI associated loci using next generation sequencing and biobank data

Research Group: Genetics of complex traits (RILD level 3)

Supervisors: Tim Frayling, Andy Wood

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Journal articles

Weedon MN, Jones SE, Lane JM, Lee J, Ollila HM, Dawes A, Tyrrell J, Beaumont RN, Partonen T, Merikanto I, et al (2022). The impact of Mendelian sleep and circadian genetic variants in a population setting. PLoS Genet, 18(9). Abstract.  Author URL.
Jones SE, Lane JM, Wood AR, van Hees VT, Tyrrell J, Beaumont RN, Jeffries AR, Dashti HS, Hillsdon M, Ruth KS, et al (2019). Genome-wide association analyses of chronotype in 697,828 individuals provides insights into circadian rhythms. Nature Communications Abstract.

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