My current research is focused on using large-scale genetic data such as T2D-GENES /GoT2D/DIAGRAM Consortium, UK Biobank and China Kadoorie Biobank obtained from next-generation sequencing and GWAS approaches to 1) identify and characterise genetic variants influencing predisposition to type 2 diabetes and its related traits; 2) investigate the causal relationship between an exposure or intermediate phenotype and type 2 diabetes/cardiovascular diseases using Mendelian randomisation approaches; 3) identify genetic factors contributing to weight loss after bariatric surgery procedures.
I received my Ph.D degree at the Institute for Nutritional Sciences, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences. In 2014, I joined Professor Mark McCarthy's group as postdoc researcher. I'm now also collaborating with Prof Rachel Batterham at UCLH and Professor Zhengming Chen at CTSU, Oxford University.
Inverse Relationship Between Coarse Food Grain Intake and Blood Pressure Among Young Chinese Adults.
Liu X. et al, (2019), Am J Hypertens, 32, 402 - 408
Protein-coding variants implicate novel genes related to lipid homeostasis contributing to body-fat distribution.
Justice AE. et al, (2019), Nat Genet, 51, 452 - 469
The independent associations of protein consumption with body fat and glycaemic control in adult Chinese.
Liu X. et al, (2018), Eur J Nutr
Cannabis use and risk of schizophrenia: a Mendelian randomization study.
Vaucher J. et al, (2018), Mol Psychiatry, 23, 1287 - 1292
Publisher Correction: Protein-altering variants associated with body mass index implicate pathways that control energy intake and expenditure in obesity.
Turcot V. et al, (2018), Nat Genet, 50, 766 - 767