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Karl Smith-Byrne

BSc, MPhil, DPhil

Senior Molecular Epidemiologist

Karl works as a senior molecular epidemiologist at the Cancer Epidemiology Unit (CEU) at the University of Oxford.

He co-leads the metabolomics and proteomics research programe into the aetiology of prostate cancer using an integrative multi-omits approach and research risk prediction for various cancer outcomes within the Million Women Study.

Karl is also a research fellow at Green Templeton College.

He completed my post-doctoral work at the Genomic Epidemiology Branch of the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, France. There, he focussed on implementing multi-omic methods to better understand factors contributing the aetiology, early detection, and prognosis of various cancers, in particular, lung and renal neoplasms.

Karl completed his DPhil in Population Health at the University of Oxford, focussing on the molecular epidemiology of prostate cancer, with a focus on genetics and proteomics.

Before that, he acquired a MPhil in Biological Anthropology with a focus on human evolutionary perspectives on cancer genomics at the University of Cambridge.

Karl also read for a BSc in Psychology with a focus on cognitive neuroscience and behavioural ecology at the University of Dundee.