Albert Tenesa


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Current Research Interests

Understanding how genetic variation influences normal and pathological variation in humans.

My research in a nutshell

Albert is investigating how our genes make some of us more susceptible to certain diseases, such as cancer, than others. In the long term this research could be used to predict what diseases individuals are prone to and what age they are likely to develop them. With this information better drugs and preventative treatments could be developed. 
To investigate this, Albert takes samples from a large number of patients and controls (people without disease). The genomes of these groups are then studied. If proportionally more patients than controls are carrying a certain genotype, it is thought to be increasing their risk of getting the disease. These genetic risk factors are combined with environmental risk factors (e.g. smoking, exercise) to form an idea of what makes people prone to disease.

An important part of our research, through projects like AIM-CISC, relates to understanding multimorbidity (why people have multiple diseases).

Positions available

We are always looking for bright and enthusiastic PhD students with a strong numerical and biological background.


Education/Academic qualification

Quantitative genetics, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Edinburgh

1 Oct 200030 Sept 2003

Award Date: 11 Nov 2003

Quantitative Genetics and Genome Analysis, Master of Science, University of Edinburgh

1 Oct 199930 Sept 2000

Award Date: 1 Oct 1999

Agriculture, Bachelor of Engineering, ICITECH, Universitat Politècnica de València

1 Oct 19901 Mar 1998

Award Date: 2 Mar 1998

External positions

Junior consultant, Accenture

1 Oct 199830 Sept 1999


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