Andrew Walley
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Andrew J Walley


Dr Walley was appointed as Senior Lecturer in Human Genomics in 2015. Prior to this, he was at Imperial College London where he held the posts of Lecturer in Complex Human Genetics (2005-2015) and Genome Centre Manager (2003-2005).

At Imperial College London, Dr Walley’s teaching roles included Course Director of the MSc in Human Molecular Genetics and Co-Course Director of the short course “Principles of Genomic Medicine”. He was also Module leader for the “Omics Techniques” module for the MSc in Genomic Medicine and Lecturer and examiner for the “Genetics” module of the first year MBBS/BMS undergraduate and graduate entry MBBS degree courses. He was awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Student Learning and Teaching from Imperial College London in 2007.

Before moving to Imperial College London, he held three consecutive postgraduate research posts at the University of Oxford, working in the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, the John Radcliffe Hospital and the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine.

Dr Walley obtained both his undergraduate honours degree in biochemistry and his Ph.D. in virology from the University of Oxford.

Genetics Genomics Medical Genetics

Work details

Senior Lecturer in Human Genomics

St George's, University of London
July 2015
Cell Biology and Genetics Centre
Dr Walley’s research focuses on genomic approaches for identifying variation in the human genome associated with susceptibility to common disease. This includes single nucleotide polymorphism and copy number variation, gene expression measurement and characterising disease-related changes in DNA methylation patterns. He has worked on a range of common diseases, including obesity, asthma and eczema, urinary incontinence and infectious disease.

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