Associate Professor (Docent) in molecular epidemiology at the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet.
Elected Chair of the National Junior Faculty (NJF) in Sweden.
My main research interest is in the field of aging and age-related diseases, applying molecular epidemiological methods. At the moment I am conducting analyses of different biological age predictors (telomere length, epigenetic clock, frailty index, etc) in several twin studies of aging (SATSA, GENDER, HARMONY, OCTO-Twin, TwinGene) within the Swedish Twin Registry and also using UK biobank data. Methods that I use include longitudinal modelling, causal analyses using Mendelian Randomization, and large-scale genome-wide approaches.
For a more detailed description of my current research please visit my project page Molecular epidemiology studies of aging and age-related diseases.
- Yasutake Tomata, PhD
Associated group members
- Yunzhang Wang (Supervisor)
- Xia Li (Supervisor)
- Ninoa Malki (Co-supervisor)
- Anne Seeboth (Co-supervisor, University of Edinburgh)
- Dianne Phillips (Co-supervisor, University of California, Riverside)
Former group members
- Yiqiang Zhan (Supervisor)
- Xu Chen (Co-supervisor)
- Qi Wang (Visiting faculty)
- Robert Muller (Post-doc)
Ida Karlsson (Co-supervisor)
I am course organizer of the doctoral course "An introduction to Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology" (1.5 ECT) which is a course within the epidemiology programme where we cover basics in genetics, molecular epidemiology methods and discuss large-scale genetic association studies.
- PhD in Computational Biology, Linköping University, 2009
- MSc in Molecular Biology, Stockholm University, 2003
- BSc in Computer Science, Stockholm University, 2003
- Genetic epidemiology, Medical epidemiology and biostatistics (MEB), KI, 2011-2014
- Molecular epidemiology, Department of medical sciences, Uppsala University, 2013-2014
- Stanford University School of Medicine, 2016