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Dr A. Mesut Erzurumluoglu

Research Associate
Department of Health Sciences
University of Leicester
United Kingdom


I have obtained a PhD in Genetic Epidemiology from the University of Bristol in Feb 2016 (with 4-year full scholarship by the MRC). During my PhD, I have mainly analysed whole-exome sequencing data obtained from consanguineous individuals/families and tried to identify (novel) causal variants of rare human diseases (e.g. Primary ciliary dyskinesia, Papillon-Lefevre syndrome). I have also taken part in many population genetics and common disease genetics projects (GWAS).

Research Interest

Rare genetic diseases Consanguinity & consanguineous/endogamous populations Genetic epidemiology of common respiratory diseases (e.g. chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma)


  • Erzurumluoglu AM, Rodriguez S, Shihab HA, Baird D, Richardson TG, et al. (2015). dentifying highly-penetrant disease causal mutations using next generation sequencing: Guide to whole process.

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