Molecular Epidemiology of Ageing

We are interested in all thing omics, epidemiology, and ageing. Our group are based in the Centre for Genomic and Experimental Medicine at the University of Edinburgh.

Our primary research goal is to use computational models to understand the molecular mechanisms that underlie Alzheimer’s disease, leading to enhanced prediction, and ultimately mitigation of the disease. We have a passion for research into ageing and, in particular, examining the genetic and environmental contributions to health and neurodegeneration.  


Sep 2022: Alesha Hatton joins us from the McRae Lab at UQ  for a 6-week research visit.
Sep 2022: Hannah Smith joins the team for her PhD.
August 2022: Riccardo is promoted to a Personal Chair in Molecular Epidemiology of Ageing. 
June 2022: Yipeng begins his Helsinki-based PhD work with Andrea Ganna at FIMM. 
June 2022: Rob is awarded and begins a secondment fellowship at the MRC IEU, Bristol.
May 2022: Danni wins best presentation at the Scottish Dementia Research Consortium conference
Feb 2022: Our YouTube channel is launched!
Feb 2022: EpiScores paper published in eLife along with Insight commentary article
Dec 2021: Rob awarded the Sir Kenneth Mather Memorial Prize
Oct 2021: Rob passes his viva with no corrections!
Oct 2021: Alzheimer's Society grant begins. Elena Bernabeu joins the group as a postdoc
Sep 2021: New Precision Medicine PhD student, Ola Chybowska, joins the group
July 2021: Rob Hillary submits his PhD thesis
June 2021: Dan Simpson passes his PhD viva!
Apr 2021: Alzheimer's Society grant award
Apr 2021: Riccardo joins the management team for the Biomedical AI PhD program
Apr 2021:  Dan Simpson submits his PhD thesis
Feb 2021: Anna passes her PhD viva with no corrections!
Nov 2020: Riccardo is now a Co-Investigator of the Generation Scotland study
Nov 2020: Anna submits her PhD thesis