IEU DMER

MRC IEU: Data Mining Epidemiological Relationships

The “Data Mining Epidemiological Relationships” programme, led by Prof Tom Gaunt, is funded by the UK Medical Research Council as part of the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol. We are interested in understanding the mechanisms of disease, and approach this through the integration of diverse biomedical and epidemiological data and the development of software tools for analysis of these data. One of our key developments is EpiGraphDB, a database that integrates epidemiological and biomedical data to support mechanism discovery and aid causal inference. Read more...


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Trans-ethnic Mendelian-randomization study reveals causal relationships between cardiometabolic factors and chronic kidney disease

This paper, led by Jie Zheng, systematically analysed previously reported risk factors for chronic kidney disease in European and East Asian populations using Mendelian randomization. The analysis showed evidence of both cross-population and population-specific risk factors.