Dr Loukas Zagkos
Honorary Research Fellow - Life Sciences
I am a bioinformatician with background in statistical genetics that worked as a research fellow at Brunel University London (03/20 - 03/21) on genetic epidemiology, exploring the impact of genetically predicted diet and nutrition on educational performance in children and adolescents with a range of neurodevelopmental disabilities, using an analytical approach called Mendelian randomisation. In this work, I identified markers of diet or micronutrients that may protect or exacerbate behavioural problems in the school setting that will lead to poor or better educational attainment.
I am affiliated to Brunel University London and currently hold the title of an hononary research fellow, as I retain a close collaboration with Dr Fotios Drenos and Dr Terry Dovey on utilising genetic data to infer causal relationships between modifiable risk factors and clinical endpoints.