Andrew Morris


Professor of Statistical Genetics
Department of Biostatistics
University of Liverpool
United Kingdom


Andrew Morris is Professor of Statistical Genetics in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Liverpool.  His research group focusses on the development and evaluation of novel methodology for the analysis of genome-wide association and sequencing studies of complex human traits.  Some of their recent innovations include approaches for the analysis of rare genetic variation, multiple correlated traits and multi-ethnic studies.  His group play a leading role in analytical groups within international consortia efforts to elucidate the genetic basis of a range of complex human traits, including type 2 diabetes (DIAGRAM and DIAMANTE) and related metabolic traits (MAGIC), blood pressure (ICBP), lung function (Spirometa) and kidney function (COGENT-Kidney).  He is currently President of the International Genetic Epidemiology Society and a Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow in Basic Biomedical Science.