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Large population-based observational studies are a valuable way of investigating potential causes of common chronic diseases. We have pioneered innovative methods to recruit and follow-up very large numbers of people, and several of our studies are exploring the use of novel genetic and metabolomic approaches to establishing disease aetiology. We are currently coordinating two programmes of research using large blood-based cohorts to study disease in China and Mexico.

The China Kadoorie Biobank is an observational study of 0.5 million people led by Professor Zhengming Chen,  whilst the Mexico City Prospective Study is an observational  study of 150,000 participants  led by Associate Professor Jonathan Emberson

Programme Leaders