Jonathan Coleman

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    Research interests (short)

    Extending psychiatric genomics to identify related and relevant biology

    Biographical details

    Following my undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences, I joined the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry (SGDP) Centre as a MSc+PhD student, working with Thalia Eley and Gerome Breen on genomic methods to study gene-environment interplay. As part of that, I performed the initial genome-wide association studies on cognitive behavioural therapy response in anxiety. I then joined Prof Breen's group as a postdoctoral researcher, working broadly in psychiatric genomics, but particularly on depression and its relationship to comorbid traits. Since January 2020, I am a Lecturer in Statistical Genetics at the SGDP, where I will focus on translating statistical genetic findings from psychiatric research to understand related and relevant biology.  

    Research interests

    • The application of polygenic risk scores to biological phenotypes and to the study of individuals
    • The integration of biological data to inform conclusions from statistical genetic methods
    • The genetic epidemiology of psychiatric disorders, particularly post-traumatic stress disorder

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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