Dr Steven Bell

University position

Senior Research Associate

Dr Steven Bell is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students.

Departments

Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Email

scb81@medshl.cam.ac.uk

Home page

https://www.neurology.cam.ac.uk/neurolo... (personal home page)

Research Themes

Systems and Computational Neuroscience

Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

Interests

I am an Epidemiologist based at the Stroke Research Group with an interest in cardiovascular disease and related conditions.

At present my work utilises genome-wide association studies (GWAS) alongside bioinformatic approaches to obtain insights in disease aetiology. This includes applying techniques such as Mendelian randomization to prioritise therapeutic targets and inform clinical or public health decision making.

More widely, I have an interest in individual participant data meta-analysis, the use of electronic health records in medical research, the application and integration of various “-omic” technologies (e.g. metabolomics, proteomics, phenomics), machine learning and modelling of longitudinal data.

Research Focus

Keywords

epidemiology

genetics

bioinformatics

stroke

omics

Clinical conditions

Cerebrovascular disorders

Cognitive impairment

Dementia

Movement disorders

No direct clinical relevance

Sleep disorders

Stroke

Equipment

Bioinformatics

Cross-sectional and cohort studies

Genome wide association studies

Mendelian randomization

Collaborators

Cambridge

Hugh Markus

Associated News Items


Publications

2017

Bell S, Daskalopoulou M, Rapsomaniki E, George J, Britton A, Bobak M, Casas JP, Dale CE, Denaxas S, Shah AD, & Hemingway H (2017), “Association of clinically recorded alcohol consumption with the initial presentation of twelve cardiovascular diseases: a population-based cohort study using linked health records” BMJ j909

Schormair B, Zhao C, Bell S, Tilch E, Salminen AV, Pütz B, Dauvilliers Y, Stefani A, Högl B, Poewe W, Kemlink D, Sonka K, Bachmann CG, Paulus W, Trenkwalder C, Oertel WH, Hornyak M, Teder-Laving M, Metspalu A, Hadjigeorgiou GM, Polo O, Fietze I, Ross OA, Wszolek Z, Butterworth AS, Soranzo N, Ouwehand WH, Roberts DJ, Danesh J, Allen RP, Earley CJ, Ondo WG, Xiong L, Montplaisir J, Gan-Or Z, Perola M, Vodicka P, Dina C, Franke A, Tittmann L, Stewart AFR, Shah SH, Gieger C, Peters A, Rouleau GA, Berger K, Oexle K, Di Angelantonio E, Hinds DA, Müller-Myhsok B, Winkelmann J; 23andMe Research Team; DESIR study group. (2017), “Identification of novel risk loci for restless legs syndrome: a meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies in individuals of European ancestry” Lancet Neurol 16(11): 898–907