Michael Weedon, PhD

Michael Weedon, PhD is an Associate Professor at the University of Exeter in the UK. His research spans monogenic and polygenic disease, with a focus around diabetes and related traits. Over the past 18 years his research has ranged from using whole genome sequencing to identify a non-coding cause of pancreatic agenesis, to large-scale genome-wide association studies for a range of diabetes associated traits from height to sleep patterns, to assessing the utility of common variants in classifying disease subtypes. Most recently his work has been focused on using resources such as the UK Biobank to reassess the true risk of monogenic disease variants.