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Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Centre for Population Health Sciences
The role of genetic variation in complex human traits and diseases
Master in Science
Bachelor of Science, University of Edinburgh

Professional Qualifications

Fellow of the Faculty of Actuaries, FFA

Current Research Interests

Peter Joshi is a tenured Chancellor's Fellow at the University of Edinburgh's Usher Institute. He completed his PhD in 2015, having focussed on the effect of parental relatedness of health related traits.  He now specialises in genomic analysis of complex traits, especially lifespan, building on his expertise as an actuary.  He recently ran a consortium of 24 cohorts analysing over 1 million lifespans. His second research strand focuses multi-omic analysis of aging traits and their possible reversal. His publications are listed here.

Highlighted research outputs

  1. Genome-wide meta-analysis associates HLA-DQA1/DRB1 and LPA and lifestyle factors with human longevity

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  2. Variants near CHRNA3/5 and APOE have age- and sex-related effects on human lifespan

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  3. Directional dominance on stature and cognition in diverse human populations

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  4. Genetic variants linked to education predict longevity

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  5. GWAS for male-pattern baldness identifies 71 susceptibility loci explaining 38% of the risk

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  6. Bayesian association scan reveals loci associated with human lifespan and linked biomarkers

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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Latest prizes

  1. Runner Up Charles Epstein Award

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  2. Lodewijk Sandkuijl Award

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