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Researcher: Thomson, RJ (Dr Russell Thomson)

Fields of Research

Cancer Genetics
Epidemiology
Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Medical Genetics (excl. Cancer Genetics)
Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases)
Oncology and Carcinogenesis
Quantitative Genetics (incl. Disease and Trait Mapping Genetics)
Conservation and Biodiversity
Genetics
Haematology
Preventive Medicine
Epigenetics (incl. Genome Methylation and Epigenomics)
Biological Mathematics
Geriatrics and Gerontology
Rheumatology and Arthritis
Cancer Cell Biology
Clinical Chemistry (diagnostics)
Molecular Targets
Gene Expression (incl. Microarray and other genome-wide approaches)
Fisheries Sciences
Neurogenetics
Infectious Diseases
Aged Health Care
Aquatic Ecosystem Studies and Stock Assessment
Anthropological Genetics
Neurosciences
Immunology
Cancer Diagnosis
Haematological Tumours
Endocrinology
Solid Tumours
Biostatistics
Nephrology and Urology
Separation Science
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
Applied Statistics
Medical Biochemistry and Metabolomics
Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics

Research Objectives

Cancer and Related Disorders
Cardiovascular System and Diseases
Inherited Diseases (incl. Gene Therapy)
Health Related to Ageing
Nervous System and Disorders
Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
Urogenital System and Disorders
Skeletal System and Disorders (incl. Arthritis)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Determinants of Health
Diabetes
Blood Disorders
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Preventive Medicine
Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Infectious Diseases
Men's Health
Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales
Native Forests
Women's Health
Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas in Urban and Industrial Environments
Disease Distribution and Transmission (incl. Surveillance and Response)
Coastal and Estuarine Water Management
Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
Expanding Knowledge in the Mathematical Sciences
Child Health
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments
Behaviour and Health
Understanding Past Societies
Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Hearing, Vision, Speech and Their Disorders
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Health System Performance (incl. Effectiveness of Interventions)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Health Status and Outcomes
Skin and Related Disorders
Dental Health

Career Best Publications

Congruence in demersal fish, macroinvertebrate, and macroalgal community turnover on shallow temperate reefs; Ecological Applications
Global conservation outcomes depend on marine protected areas with five key features; Nature
Recent common ancestry of human Y chromosomes: evidence from DNA sequence data; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Statistical solutions for error and bias in global citizen science datasets; Biological Conservation

Research Publications

A Comparison of Subjective and Objective Measures of Physical Activity and Fitness in Identifying Associations with Cardiometabolic Risk Factors; Annals of Epidemiology
A cross-continental comparison of plant and beetle responses to retention of forest patches during timber harvest; Ecological Applications
A diagnosis of the Metabolic Syndrome in youth that resolves by adult life is associated with a normalization of high Carotid Intima-Media Thickness and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Risk: the Bogalusa heart and cardiovascular risk in Young Finns Studies; Journal of the American College of Cardiology
A new rodent model to assess blood stage immunity to the plasmodium falciparum antigen merozoite surface protein 119 reveals a protective role for invasion inhibitory antibodies; Journal of Experimental Medicine
A role for integrin alpha 2 in familial prostate cancer susceptibility; kConFab: Familial Aspects of Cancer: Research and Practice
Adjusting for Familial Relatedness in the Analysis of GWAS Data; Bioinformatics: Volume II: Structure, Function, and Applications. Methods in Molecular Biology
Adolescent exposure to high-dose estrogen and subsequent effects on lactation; Reproductive Toxicology
Adult dyslipidemia prediction is improved by repeated measurements in childhood and young adulthood. The Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study; Atherosclerosis
Ages of mutations on a coalescent tree; Mathematical Biosciences
Anticipation in familial hematologic malignancies; Blood
Association of Alzheimer's disease GWAS loci with MRI markers of brain aging; Neurobiology of Aging
Cardiovascular risk scores in the prediction of subclinical atherosclerosis in young adults: evidence from the cardiovascular risk in a young Finns study ; European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation
Childhood Environmental and Genetic Predictors of Adulthood Obesity: The Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study; Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Cognitive function modifies the effect of physiological function on the risk of multiple falls - a population-based study; Journals of Gerontology. Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
Cognitive function, gait, and gait variability in older people: a population-based study; Journals of Gerontology. Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
Common variants at 12q14 and 12q24 are associated with hippocampal volume; Nature Genetics
Comparison of pre-processing methodologies for Illumina 450k methylation array data in familial analyses; Clinical Epigenetics
Congruence in demersal fish, macroinvertebrate, and macroalgal community turnover on shallow temperate reefs; Ecological Applications
Continuous and dichotomous metabolic syndrome definitions in youth predict adult type 2 diabetes and carotid artery intima media thickness: the Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study; Journal of Pediatrics
Decline in Physical Fitness From Childhood to Adulthood Associated With Increased Obesity and Insulin Resistance in Adults ; Diabetes Care
Effects of a range-expanding sea urchin on behaviour of commercially fished abalone; PLoS ONE
Evidence for a common genetic aetiology in high-risk families with multiple haematological malignancy subtypes ; British Journal of Haematology
Factors Affecting the Stability of Blood Lipid and Lipoprotein Levels From Youth to Adulthood: Evidence from the Childhood Determinants of Adult Health Study; Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Factors affecting tracking of blood pressure from childhood to adulthood: the Childhood Determinants of Adult Health Study; Journal of Pediatrics
Familial Haematological Malignancies; GeneMappers
Familial Haematological malignancies: The Tasmanian experience; Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand, Australia and New Zealand Society for Blood Transfusion & Australasian Society for Thrombosis and Homeostasis
Gait initiation in older people - Time to first lateral movement may be the measure of choice; Gait and Posture
Genetic contributions to variation in general cognitive function: a meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies in the CHARGE consortium (N = 53 949); Molecular Psychiatry
Genome-wide linkage scan and association study of PARL to the expression of LHON families in Thailand ; Human Genetics
Genome-wide Studies of Verbal Declarative Memory in Nondemented Older People: The Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology Consortium; Biological Psychiatry: A Journal of Psychiatric Research
Global conservation outcomes depend on marine protected areas with five key features; Nature
GWAS analysis of handgrip and lower body strength in older adults in the CHARGE consortium; Aging Cell
Heritability and genome-wide association analyses of human gait suggest contribution of common variants; Journals of Gerontology. Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
High-throughput quantification of circulating metabolites improves prediction of subclinical atherosclerosis; European Heart Journal
Identification of a prostate cancer susceptibility gene on chromosome 5p13q12 associated with risk of both familial and sporadic disease; European Journal of Human Genetics
Identification of Susceptibility Genes for Haematological Maligancies; GeneMappers
Identifying nineteenth century genealogical links from genotypes; Human Genetics
In Reply: Overweight and obesity from childhood to adulthood: a follow-up of participants in the 1985 Australian Schools Health and Fitness Survey; Medical Journal of Australia
Influence of high-dose estrogen exposure during adolescence on mammographic density for age in adulthood; Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention
Integrating abundance and functional traits reveals new global hotspots of fish diversity; Nature
Leishmaniasis host response loci (Imr1-3) modify disease severity through a Th1/Th2-independent pathway; Genes and Immunity
Linkage analysis of a large Tasmanian haematological cancer family; GeneMappers
Melanocortin 1 receptor genotype, past environmental sun exposure, and risk of multiple sclerosis; Neurology
Menstrual irregularity and bone mass in premenopausal women: Cross-sectional associations with testosterone and SHBG ; BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Multipoint approximations of identity-by-descent probabilities for accurate linkage analysis of distantly related individuals; American Journal of Human Genetics
Oral contraceptive use and bone mass in women aged 26-36 years; Osteoporosis International
Overweight and obesity from childhood to adulthood: a follow-up of participants in the 1985 Australian Schools Health and Fitness Survey; Medical Journal of Australia
Past environmental sun exposure and risk of multiple sclerosis: a role for the Cdx-2 Vitamin D receptor variant in this interaction ; Multiple Sclerosis
Pediatric metabolic syndrome predicts adulthood metabolic syndrome, subclinical atherosclerosis, and Type 2 diabetes mellitus but is no better than body mass index alone - the Bogalusa heart study and the cardiovascular risk in young Finns study ; Circulation
Predicting beta diversity in the marine environment: algal diversity patterns and their relationship with environmental variables on shallow subtidal reefs across southern Australia; 9th International Temperate Reefs Symposium 2011
Predicting patterns of beta diversity on shallow, temperate reefs; World Conference on Marine Biodiversity
Predicting temperate reef biodiversity: A South Australian example; New Waves in Marine Science
Predicting the diet of coastal fishes at a continental scale based on taxonomy and body size; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Predictions of beta diversity for reef macroalgae across southeastern Australia; Ecosphere
Prostate Cancer Sun Exposure and Genes Modifying Risk; 11th International Congress of Human Genetics
Prostate Cancer: Sun Exposure and Genes Modifying Risk; American Society of Human Genetics Conference
Recent common ancestry of human Y chromosomes: evidence from DNA sequence data; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Reef Life Survey assessment of biodiversity in northern New Zealand marine reserves and associated coastlines
Regulation of the ITGA2 gene by epigenetic mechanisms in prostate cancer; The Prostate
Runs of homozygosity and a cluster of vulvar cancer in young Australian Aboriginal women; Gynecologic Oncology
Searching for rare variants conferring susceptibility to multiple sclerosis; Progress in MS Research Conference
Sequence variants of α-methylacyl-CoA racemase are associated with prostate cancer risk: A replication study in an ethnically homogeneous population; The Prostate
Statistical solutions for error and bias in global citizen science datasets; Biological Conservation
Tasmania's coastal reefs: deep reef habitats and significance for finfish production and biodiversity
The advantages of dense marker sets for linkage analysis with very large families; Human Genetics
The Association of Pediatric Low- and High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Dyslipidemia Classifications and Change in Dyslipidemia Status With Carotid Intima-Media Thickness in Adulthood ; American College of Cardiology. Journal
The combined effect of common genetic risk variants on circulating lipoproteins is evident in childhood: A longitudinal analysis of the cardiovascular risk in Young Finns Study; PLoS ONE
The complex genetics of gait speed: genome-wide meta-analysis approach; Aging
The potential of trait-based approaches to contribute to marine conservation; Marine Policy
The Tasmanian familial leukaemia and lymphoma research study; Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand, Australia and New Zealand Society for Blood Transfusion & Australasian Society for Thrombosis and Homeostasis
The Tasmanian familial leukaemia and lymphoma research study; GeneMappers
Use of B-Mode Ultrasound to Examine Preclinical Markers of Atherosclerosis: Image Quality May Bias Associations Between Adiposity and Measures of Vascular Structure and Function ; Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Utility of Currently Recommended Pediatric Dyslipidemia Classifications in Predicting Dyslipidemia in Adulthood; Circulation
Visuospatial Ability and Memory Are Associated with Falls Risk in Older People A Population-Based Study; Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders
White matter lesion progression: genome-wide search for genetic influences; Stroke
Whole genome sequencing of CLL case; GeneMappers
Why conservation reserves should not always be concentrated in riparian areas: A study of ground-dwelling beetles in wet eucalypt forest; Biological Conservation

Research Projects

2012: International Statistical Ecology Conference, Norway; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
A course in computational and statistical skills for medical genetics researchers; Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
A vulvar cancer cluster caused by genetic susceptibility: investigating the genetic mechanism; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
A vulvar cancer cluster in young Indigenous women in Arnhem Land: investigation of community knowledge, genetic susceptibility and supportive care response ; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Combining deep sequencing and linkage approaches to identify rare variants contributing to familial prostate cancers; Cancer Council of Tasmania (CCT)
Familial Haematological Malignancies: understanding the role of inherited causative factors; Cancer Council of Tasmania (CCT)
Genetic aetiology of familial haematological malignancies; Cancer Council of Tasmania (CCT)
Identification of susceptibility genes for familial haematological malignancies; Leukaemia Foundation (LF)
Identification of susceptibility genes for haematological malignancies; David Collins Leukaemia Foundation (DCLF)
Integrative genomic approaches to understanding the genetics of prostate cancer; Cancer Australia (CANCA)
Investigating the genetics of familial haematological cancers in Tasmania; David Collins Leukaemia Foundation (DCLF)
Prostate cancer risk variants in integrin genes & their role in prostate cancer development; Cancer Council of Tasmania (CCT)
Prostate cancer risk variants in integrin genes and their role in tumour development; Cancer Council of Tasmania (CCT)
Tasmanian familial haematological malignancy research study; Pfizer (PFIZER)
To search for genetic causes of renal disease in the Tiwi Island Aboriginal population; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Research Candidate Supervision

An Examination of the Relationship between Gait, Cognition and Risk of Falling in an Older Population Based Sample
Comparing and Developing Methods of Longitudinal Analysis for Different Types of Biological Data Sets
Epigenomic and Genomic Analysis of Familial Prostrate Cancer.
Influence of Environmental Covariates on Reed Food Webs
Lung Function and Cardiovascular Risk in Young Adults
Reproductive Factors and their Associations with Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis in Women