Dr Steven Bell
Senior Research Associate
Dr Steven Bell is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students.
Department of Clinical Neurosciences
https://www.neurology.cam.ac.uk/neurolo... (personal home page)
Systems and Computational Neuroscience
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.
Cross-sectional and cohort studies
Genome wide association studies
Associated News Items
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