Luke joined the Epidemiology and Public Health group here at the University of Exeter Medical School in November 2010. The group’s research focuses on conventional and biochemical risk factors of ageing and age-related diseases. Their aim is to determine the underlying causes and mechanisms, and to inform clinical decision making and public health policy.
His role is to develop and apply bioinformatic and statistical techniques to genetic, transcriptomic and epigenetic data from human population studies to explore the molecular mechanisms of ageing and age-related disease.
Broad research specialisms
Efficiently analyzing genetic and other large-scale -omic data requires the use of high-performance computing (as opposed to desktop computing), and as such he is proficient in the use of several scripting and statistical languages commonly used in the bioinformatic and epidemiologic fields.