Dr Dirk Paul
Dirk's research focuses on the translation of genomic discoveries in cardiovascular and immune-related diseases into biological and clinical insights. The aim of my research is to identify and characterise causal biological pathways in cardiovascular disease. We integrate computational analyses and cutting-edge experimental strategies to uncover the molecular, cellular and physiological mechanisms underlying genetic associations with cardiovascular disease.
I graduated with a BSc and MSc in Life Science from the University of Konstanz (Germany) in 2008. With the support of Marie Curie and Wellcome Trust Fellowships, I completed a PhD in Molecular Biology and Genetics under the supervision of Prof Panos Deloukas at the Wellcome Sanger Institute in 2012, where I combined experimental and computational approaches to uncover the molecular mechanisms of genetic variants associated with haematological traits. I did postdoctoral studies in epigenomics of immune-related diseases in Prof Stephan Beck’s laboratory at University College London as part of the BLUEPRINT Consortium. In 2015, I joined the Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge as University Lecturer in Integrative Genomics.
Sanofi Innovation Award
Appointed University Lecturer, University of Cambridge
Visiting Scientist, Wellcome Sanger Institute
Postdoctoral Research Associate, UCL Cancer Institute
PhD in Molecular Biology and Genetics, University of Cambridge
MSc in Life Science, University of Konstanz (Germany)
BSc in Life Science, University of Konstanz (Germany)