Funding, Datasets, and Collaborators

We are currently supported by:

Role: Principal Investigator                                                                                              2021 - 2024
Agency: Alzheimer’s Society (£288,749). 
Title: Integrated multi-omics prediction of incident Alzheimer’s disease and its risk factors.
216767/Z/19/Z (PI: David Porteous, UoE)                                                              2019 - 2024
Role: Co-Investigator (5% time commitment)                                                                               
Agency: Wellcome Trust (£4,991,663). 
Title: Generation Scotland: NextGenScot
EP/S02431X/1 (PI: Ian Simpson, UoE)                                                                       2019 - 2027
Role: CDT Executive Committee Member (10% FTE)                               
Agency: EPSRC (£6,717,598).
Title: UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Biomedical Artificial Intelligence

BB/T000813/1 (PI: Michelle Luciano, UoE)                                                            2020 - 2025
Role: Co-Investigator (1.8h per week FTE)                                                                                   
Agency: BBSRC (£790,920). 
Title: Integrated gene and brain mapping of language and reading abilities
U01 AG-18-018 (PI: Steve Horvath, UCLA)                                                          2018 - 2023
Role: Co-Investigator                                                                                           
Agency: NIH: U01 Research Grant ($3.1m, sub-award $155,358). 
Title: Validation and optimization of epigenetic clocks
Wellcome Trust Translational Neuroscience PhD 1+3 year scholarship for Danni Gadd.
University of Edinburgh and University of Helsinki 4 year PhD scholarship in Human Genomics for Yipeng Cheng
MRC Precision Medicine 3.5 year PhD scholarship for Ola Chybowska

The main datasets we work with are:
Our key external collaborators are:
  • Markus Ralser and Aleksej Zelezniak (Crick Institute, mass spec proteomics)
  • Simon Lovestone and Liu Shi (Oxford, DPUK SOMAscan proteomics)
  • Matt Robinson (IST Vienna, statistical methods development)
  • Peter Visscher, Naomi Wray, Allan McRae (University of Queensland, all things omics)
  • Steve Horvath (UCLA, epigenetic clocks)
  • Caroline Relton and the Epigenetic Epidemiology Team (University of Bristol, GWAS/EWAS/clocks/prediction) 
Our main local collaborators are:
  • Simon Cox and the LBC team
  • David Porteous, Cathie Sudlow, Caroline Hayward, Andrew McIntosh, Kathy Evans and the GS team
  • Tamir Chandra (ARCH/CHIP and epigenetic clocks)
  • Catalina Vallejos (stats methods)
  • Craig Ritchie and the PREVENT and EPAD teams
Riccardo co-supervises the following PhD students:
  • Ella Davyson (PI Andrew McIntosh)
  • Eleanor Conole (PI Simon Cox)
  • Jure Mur (PI Tom Russ)
  • Kate Doust (PI Michelle Luciano)