Ana M. Valdes received her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, USA, where she specialised in Genetic Epidemiology. She is Professor of Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology at the School of Medicine. Her research is focused on deciphering on molecular mechanisms linked to complex age related diseases such as osteoarthritis and cardiovascular disease and on the role of gut microbiome composition on human health.
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Set up a cohort of healthcare workers during the Covid-19 pandemic pantherstudy.org.uk which is currently following the antibody responses of healthcare workers to vaccination. PI of UKRI Covid-19 rapid response grant which has led participation in All Party Parliamentary Group meetings.
Grant Panel member for The Academy of Finland Centres of Excellence, Versus Arthritis Fellowships, Science Foundation Ireland Research Centres of Excellence, Singapore Ministry of Health
Associate Editor/Editorial Board European Journal of Nutrition, Osteoarthritis & Cartilage
Member of the Research & Knowledge Exchange committee, Academic Unit 3 governance committee
Scientific Advisory Board member for CPKelco and Zoe Ltd
Metabolomics; Gut microbiome; metabolic syndrome; nutrition; inflammation; osteoarthritis
Covid-19 research: co-Chief Investigator of the Pandemic Tracking of Healthcare Workers (www.pantherstudy.org.uk) tracking seropositivity and trasmission of SARS-CoV-2 in healthcare… read more