Former Group Leader
This person is a member of Sanger Institute Alumni.
This page is no longer being updated and is a historical record of Eleftheria Zeggini’s work at the Sanger Institute.
Ele's work aimed to help elucidate the genetic determinants of complex human traits by using next-generation association studies to identify novel disease loci.
Ele obtained a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in 1999 and a PhD in Immunogenetics of Juvenile Arthritis from the arc Epidemiology Unit, University of Manchester, in 2003. She then undertook a brief statistical genetics post doc focusing on rheumatic disorders, at the Centre for Integrated Genomic and Medical Research, University of Manchester, before moving to the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, to work on the genetics of type 2 diabetes. In 2006, Ele was awarded a Wellcome Trust Research Career Development Fellowship to examine design, analysis and interpretation issues in large-scale association studies. She joined the Wellcome Sanger Institute Faculty in November 2008 and leads the Analytical Genomics of Complex Traits group. Ele’s scientific interests focused on the genetics and genomics of complex traits, primarily cardiometabolic and musculoskeletal phenotypes, and on addressing relevant statistical genetics issues.