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Anthony J. Brookes

Department of Genetics and Genome Biology
University of Leicester
United Kingdom


I am Bioinformatics Group Leader at the University. Other professional appointments that I am involved with include; Director of the Leicester ‘Data-2-Knowledge-4-Practice’ Facility (DKP), Director of the Leicester ‘NUCLEUS’ Genomics Services Facility, Co-ordinator of the GEN2PHEN-Alliance and the I4Health Network, Partner (for knowledge management and IT) in EU & IMI projects BioShaRE, EPAD, EMIF, eTOX, GCOF, RD-Connect (Associate), REQUITEand UK project COPD-MAP, Vice President of the Human Genome Variation Society (HGVS), Founding Member of the Human Variome Project (HVP), Principal Investigator for Genome Wide Association Study database ‘GWAS Central’, International Steering Committee member for P3G International, Director for Oasis Genomics Ltd, UK among others.

Research Interest

Bioinformatics and Genomics Technologies in the Analysis of Human Genome Diversity and Disease.


  • C.D.Veal, K.E.Reekie, J.C.Lorentzen, L.Padyukov, A.J.Brookes. (2014). A 129 kb Deletion on Chromosome 12 Confers Substantial Protection Against Rheumatoid Arthritis, Implicating the Gene SLC2A3. 35(2), 248-256.

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