Institute of Genetic Medicine

Staff Profile

Professor Heather Cordell

Professor of Statistical Genetics

Background

Heather Cordell is Professor of Statistical Genetics and a Wellcome Senior Research Fellow in the Institute of Genetic Medicine.The research interests of her group are the development and application of statistical methodology to genetic studies of complex disease.

Research

Research Interests

Development and application of statistical methodology to genetic studies of complex disease.

Statistical genetic factors

In my group we develop statistical methodology to detect and characterise genetic variants contributing to common, complex diseases such as type 1 diabetes, asthma, tuberculosis, leprosy, renal and cardiovascular diseases. This research spans the realm of both linkage and association analysis, using both family (pedigree) data and data from unrelated cases and controls. Following localisation of genetic regions that contain susceptibility loci via linkage methods, for many diseases the focus of interest is now identification of causal genetic variants within those regions. We use a variety of statistical methods including regression and data-mining approaches to address this question. A particular feature of our research is on the development of methods for detecting linkage or association with, and modelling the effects at, multiple disease loci simultaneously. This includes loci that may be closely linked (i.e. that map to the same chromosomal region) and that may interact epistatically with one another.

The methods developed in our group are applied to, and in part inspired by, the data and questions of interest arising from our collaborations with clinical and biological research colleagues.

Co-workers

Svetlana Cherlin BA PhD 
MRC Research Associate

Rebecca Darlay BSc PhD
Research Associate

Lynsey Hall BSc PhD
MRC Research Associate

Richard Howey BSc PhD
Wellcome Trust Research Associate

 

Publications

  • Whitfield JB, Masson S, Liangpunsakul S, Hyman J, Mueller S, Aithal G, Eyer F, Gleeson D, Thompson A, Stickel F, Soyka M, Daly AK, Cordell HJ, Liang T, Foroud T, Lumeng L, Pirmohamed M, Nalpas B, Bence C, Jacquet J-M, Louvet A, Moirand R, Nahon P, Naveau S, Perney P, Podevin P, Haber PS, Seitz HK, Day CP, Mathurin P, Morgan TM, Seth D. Evaluation of laboratory tests for cirrhosis and for alcohol use, in the context of alcoholic cirrhosis. Alcohol 2018, 66, 1-7.
  • Ainsworth HF, Shin S-Y, Cordell HJ. A comparison of methods for inferring causal relationships between genotype and phenotype using additional biological measurements. Genetic Epidemiology 2017, Epub ahead of print.
  • Asimit JL, Payne F, Morris AP, Cordell HJ, Barroso I. A two-stage inter-rater approach for enrichment testing of variants associated with multiple traits. European Journal of Human Genetics 2017, 25(3), 341-349.
  • Warren HR, Evangelou E, Cabrera CP, Gao H, Ren M, Mifsud B, Ntalla I, Surendran P, Liu C, Cook JP, Kraja AT, Drenos F, Loh M, Verweij N, Marten J, Karaman I, Segura Lepe MP, O'Reilly PF, Knight J, Snieder H, Kato N, He J, Shyong Tai E, Abdullah Said M, Porteous D, Alver M, Poulter N, Farrall M, Gansevoort RT, Padmanabhan S, Magi R, Stanton A, Connell J, Bakker SJL, Metspalu A, Shields DC, Thom S, Brown M, Sever P, Esko T, Hayward C, van der Harst P, Saleheen D, Chowdhury R, Chambers JC, Chasman DI, Chakravarti A, Newton-Cheh C, Lindgren CM, Levy D, Kooner JS, Keavney B, Tomaszewski M, Samani NJ, Howson JMM, Tobin MD, Munroe PB, Ehret GB, Wain LV, Barnes MR, Tzoulaki I, Caulfield MJ, Elliott P, Wain V, Vaez A, Jansen R, Joehanes R, van der Most PJ, Mesut Erzurumluoglu A, O'Reilly P, Rose LM, Verwoert GC, Hottenga J-J, Strawbridge RJ, Esko T, Arking DE, Hwang S-J, Guo X, Kutalik Z, Trompet S, Shrine N, Teumer A, Ried JS, Bis JC, Smith AV, Amin N, Nolte IM, Lyytikainen L-P, Mahajan A, Wareham NJ, Hofer E, Joshi PK, Kristiansson K, Traglia M, Havulinna AS, Goel A, Nalls MA, Sober S, Vuckovic D, Luan J, Fabiola Del Greco M, Ayers KL, Marrugat J, Ruggiero D, Lopez LM, Niiranen T, Enroth S, Jackson AU, Nelson CP, Huffman JE, Zhang W, Gandin I, Harris SE, Zemonik T, Lu Y, Shah N, de Borst MH, Mangino M, Prins BP, Campbell A, Li-Gao R, Chauhan G, Oldmeadow C, Abecasis G, Abedi M, Barbieri CM, Batini C, Blake T, Boehnke M, Bottinger EP, Braund PS, Brumat M, Campbell H, Cocca M, Collins F, Cordell HJ, Damman JJ, Davies G, de Geus EJ, de Mutsert R, Deelen J, Demirkale Y, Doney ASF, Dorr M, Ferreira T, Franberg M, Giedraitis V, Gieger C, Giulianini F, Gow AJ, Hamsten A, Harris TB, Hofman A, Holliday EG, Jarvelin M-R, Johansson A, Johnson AD, Jousilahti P, Jula A, Kahonen M, Kathiresan S, Khaw K-T, Kolcic I, Koskinen S, Langenberg C, Larson M, Launer LJ, Lehne B, Liewald DCM, Lin L, Lind L, Mach F, Mamasoula C, Menni C, Milaneschi Y, Morgan A, Morris AD, Morrison AC, Munson PJ, Nandakumar P, Nguyen QT, Nutile T, Oldehinkel AJ, Oostra BA, Org E, Palotie A, Pare G, Pattie A, Penninx BWJH, Pramstaller PP, Raitakari OT, Rice K, Ridker PM, Riese H, Ripatti S, Robino A, Rotter JI, Rudan I, Saba Y, Saint Pierre A, Sala CF, Sarin A-P, Schmidt R, Scott R, Seelen MA, Siscovick D, Sorice R, Stott DJ, Sundstrom J, Swertz M, Taylor KD, Tzourio C, Uitterlinden AG, Volker U, Vollenweider P, Wild S, Willemsen G, Wright AF, Yao J, Theriault S, Conen D, John A, Debette S, Mook-Kanamori DO, Zeggini E, Spector TD, Palmer CNA, Vergnaud A-C, Loos RJF, Polasek O, Starr JM, Girotto G, Lindgren CM, Vitart V, Tuomilehto J, Gyllensten U, Knekt P, Deary IJ, Ciullo M, Elosua R, Keavney BD, Hicks AA, Scott RA, Gasparini P, Laan M, Liu YM, Watkins H, Hartman CA, Salomaa V, Toniolo D, Perola M, Wilson JF, Schmidt H, Zhao JH, Lehtimaki T, van Duijn CM, Gudnason V, Psaty BM, Peters A, Rettig R, James A, Wouter Jukema J, Strachan DP, Palmas W, Ingelsson E, Boomsma DI, Franco OH, Bochud M, Morris AP. Genome-wide association analysis identifies novel blood pressure loci and offers biological insights into cardiovascular risk. Nature Genetics 2017, 49(3), 403-415.
  • Darlow JM, Darlay R, Dobson MG, Stewart A, Charoen P, Southgate J, Baker SC, Xu Y, Hunziker M, Lambert HJ, Green AJ, Santibanez-Koref M, Sayer JA, Goodship THJ, Puri P, Woolf AS, Kenda RB, Barton DE, Cordell HJ. Genome-wide linkage and association study implicates the 10q26 region as a major genetic contributor to primary nonsyndromic vesicoureteric reflux. Scientific Reports 2017, 7, 14595.
  • Wain LV, Vaez A, Jansen R, Joehanes R, Van Der Most PJ, Erzurumluoglu AM, O'Reilly PF, Cabrera CP, Warren HR, Rose LM, Verwoert GC, Hottenga J-J, Strawbridge RJ, Esko T, Arking DE, Hwang S-J, Guo X, Kutalik Z, Trompet S, Shrine N, Teumer A, Ried JS, Bis JC, Smith AV, Amin N, Nolte IM, Lyytikainen L-P, Mahajan A, Wareham NJ, Hofer E, Joshi PK, Kristiansson K, Traglia M, Havulinna AS, Goel A, Nalls MA, Sober S, Vuckovic D, Luan J, Del Greco FM, Ayers KL, Marrugat J, Ruggiero D, Lopez LM, Niiranen T, Enroth S, Jackson AU, Nelson CP, Huffman JE, Zhang W, Marten J, Gandin I, Harris SE, Zemunik T, Lu Y, Evangelou E, Shah N, De Borst MH, Mangino M, Prins BP, Campbell A, Li-Gao R, Chauhan G, Oldmeadow C, Abecasis G, Abedi M, Barbieri CM, Barnes MR, Batini C, Beilby J, Blake T, Boehnke M, Bottinger EP, Braund PS, Brown M, Brumat M, Campbell H, Chambers JC, Cocca M, Collins F, Connell J, Cordell HJ, Damman JJ, Davies G, De Geus EJ, De Mutsert R, Deelen J, Demirkale Y, Doney ASF, Dorr M, Farrall M, Ferreira T, Franberg M, Gao H, Giedraitis V, Gieger C, Giulianini F, Gow AJ, Hamsten A, Harris TB, Hofman A, Holliday EG, Hui J, Jarvelin M-R, Johansson A, Johnson AD, Jousilahti P, Jula A, Kahonen M, Kathiresan S, Khaw K-T, Kolcic I, Koskinen S, Langenberg C, Larson M, Launer LJ, Lehne B, Liewald DCM, Lin L, Lind L, Mach F, Mamasoula C, Menni C, Mifsud B, Milaneschi Y, Morgan A, Morris AD, Morrison AC, Munson PJ, Nandakumar P, Nguyen QT, Nutile T, Oldehinkel AJ, Oostra BA, Org E, Padmanabhan S, Palotie A, Pare G, Pattie A, Penninx BWJH, Poulter N, Pramstaller PP, Raitakari OT, Ren M, Rice K, Ridker PM, Riese H, Ripatti S, Robino A, Rotter JI, Rudan I, Saba Y, Saint Pierre A, Sala CF, Sarin A-P, Schmidt R, Scott R, Seelen MA, Shields DC, Siscovick D, Sorice R, Stanton A, Stott DJ, Sundstrom J, Swertz M, Taylor KD, Thom S, Tzoulaki I, Tzourio C, Uitterlinden AG, Volker U, Vollenweider P, Wild S, Willemsen G, Wright AF, Yao J, Theriault S, Conen D, Attia J, Sever P, Debette S, Mook-Kanamori DO, Zeggini E, Spector TD, Van Der Harst P, Palmer CNA, Vergnaud A-C, Loos RJF, Polasek O, Starr JM, Girotto G, Hayward C, Kooner JS, Lindgren CM, Vitart V, Samani NJ, Tuomilehto J, Gyllensten U, Knekt P, Deary IJ, Ciullo M, Elosua R, Keavney BD, Hicks AA, Scott RA, Gasparini P, Laan M, Liu Y, Watkins H, Hartman CA, Salomaa V, Toniolo D, Perola M, Wilson JF, Schmidt H, Zhao JH, Lehtimaki T, Van Duijn CM, Gudnason V, Psaty BM, Peters A, Rettig R, James A, Jukema JW, Strachan DP, Palmas W, Metspalu A, Ingelsson E, Boomsma DI, Franco OH, Bochud M, Newton-Cheh C, Munroe PB, Elliott P, Chasman DI, Chakravarti A, Knight J, Morris AP, Levy D, Tobin MD, Snieder H, Caulfield MJ, Ehret GB. Novel Blood Pressure Locus and Gene Discovery Using Genome-Wide Association Study and Expression Data Sets from Blood and the Kidney. Hypertension 2017, 70(3), e4-e19.
  • Yang B, Zhou W, Jiao J, Nielsen JB, Mathis MR, Heydarpour M, Lettre G, Folkersen L, Prakash S, Schurmann C, Fritsche L, Farnum GA, Lin M, Othman M, Hornsby W, Driscoll A, Levasseur A, Thomas M, Farhat L, Dube M-P, Isselbacher EM, Franco-Cereceda A, Guo D-C, Bottinger EP, Deeb GM, Booher A, Kheterpal S, Chen YE, Kang HM, Kitzman J, Cordell HJ, Keavney BD, Goodship JA, Ganesh SK, Abecasis G, Eagle KA, Boyle AP, Loos RJF, Eriksson P, Tardif J-C, Brummett CM, Milewicz DM, Body SC, Willer CJ. Protein-altering and regulatory genetic variants near GATA4 implicated in bicuspid aortic valve. Nature Communications 2017, 8, 15481.
  • Liu W, Anstee QM, Wang X, Gawrieh S, Gamazon ER, Athinarayanan S, Liu Y-L, Darlay R, Cordell HJ, Daly AK, Day CP, Chalasani N. Transcriptional regulation of PNPLA3 and its impact on susceptibility to nonalcoholic fatty liver Disease (NAFLD) in humans. Aging 2017, 9(1), 26-40.
  • Hanchard NA, Swaminathan S, Bucasas K, Furthner D, Fernbach S, Azamian MS, Wang XQ, Lewin M, Towbin JA, D'Alessandro LCA, Morris SA, Dreyer W, Denfield S, Ayres NA, Franklin WJ, Justino H, Lantin-Hermoso MR, Ocampo EC, Santos AB, Parekh D, Moodie D, Jeewa A, Lawrence E, Allen HD, Penny DJ, Fraser CD, Lupski JR, Popoola M, Wadhwa L, Brook JD, Bu'Lock FA, Bhattacharya S, Lalani SR, Zender GA, Fitzgerald-Butt SM, Bowman J, Corsmeier D, White P, Lecerf K, Zapata G, Hernandez P, Goodship JA, Garg V, Keavney BD, Leal SM, Cordell HJ, Belmont JW, McBride KL. A genome-wide association study of congenital cardiovascular left-sided lesions shows association with a locus on chromosome 20. Human Molecular Genetics 2016, 25(11), 2331-2341.
  • Wang X, Li N, Xiong N, You Q, Li J, Yu J, Qing H, Wang T, Cordell HJ, Isacson O, Vance JM, Martin ER, Zhao Y, Cohen BM, Buttner EA, Lin Z. Genetic Variants of Microtubule Actin Cross-linking Factor 1 (MACF1) Confer Risk for Parkinson’s Disease. Molecular Neurobiology 2016, 54(4), 2878-2888.
  • Barban N, Jansen R, de Vlaming R, Vaez A, Mandemakers JJ, Tropf FC, Shen X, Wilson JF, Chasman DI, Nolte IM, Tragante V, van der Laan SW, Perry JRB, Kong A, Ahluwalia TS, Albrecht E, Yerges-Armstrong L, Atzmon G, Auro K, Ayers K, Bakshi A, Ben-Avraham D, Berger K, Bergman A, Bertram L, Bielak LF, Bjornsdottir G, Bonder MJ, Broer L, Bui M, Barbieri C, Cavadino A, Chavarro JE, Turman C, Concas MP, Cordell HJ, Davies G, Eibich P, Eriksson N, Esko T, Eriksson J, Falahi F, Felix JF, Fontana MA, Franke L, Gandin I, Gaskins AJ, Gieger C, Gunderson EP, Guo XQ, Hayward C, He CY, Hofer E, Huang HY, Joshi PK, Kanoni S, Karlsson R, Kiechl S, Kifley A, Kluttig A, Kraft P, Lagou V, Lecoeur C, Lahti J, Li-Gao RF, Lind PA, Liu T, Makalic E, Mamasoula C, Matteson L, Mbarek H, McArdle PF, McMahon G, Meddens SFW, Mihailov E, Miller M, Missmer SA, Monnereau C, van der Most PJ, Myhre R, Nalls MA, Nutile T, Kalafati IP, Porcu E, Prokopenko I, Rajan KB, Rich-Edwards J, Rietveld CA, Robino A, Rose LM, Rueedi R, Ryan KA, Saba Y, Schmidt D, Smith JA, Stolk L, Streeten E, Tonjes A, Thorleifsson G, Ulivi S, Wedenoja J, Wellmann J, Willeit P, Yao J, Yengo L, Zhao JH, Zhao W, Zhernakova DV, Amin N, Andrews H, Balkau B, Barzilai N, Bergmann S, Biino G, Bisgaard H, Bonnelykke K, Boomsma DI, Buring JE, Campbell H, Cappellani S, Ciullo M, Cox SR, Cucca F, Toniolo D, Davey-Smith G, Deary IJ, Dedoussis G, Deloukas P, van Duijn CM, de Geus EJC, Eriksson JG, Evans DA, Faul JD, Sala CF, Froguel P, Gasparini P, Girotto G, Grabe HJ, Greiser KH, Groenen PJF, de Haan HG, Haerting J, Harris TB, Heath AC, Heikkila K, Hofman A, Homuth G, Holliday EG, Hopper J, Hypponen E, Jacobsson B, Jaddoe' VWV, Johannesson M, Kahonen M, Kajantie E, Kardia SLR, Keavney B, Kolcic I, Koponen P, Kovacs P, Kronenberg F, Kutalik Z, La Bianca M, Lachance G, Iacono WG, Lai S, Lehtimaki T, Liewald DC, Lindgren CM, Liu YM, Luben R, Lucht M, Luoto R, Magnus P, Magnusson PKE, Martin NG, McGue M, McQuillan R, Medland SE, Meisinger C, Mellstrom D, Metspalu A, Traglia M, Milani L, Mitchell P, Montgomery GW, Mook-Kanamori D, de Mutsert R, Nohr EA, Ohlsson C, Olsen P, Ong KK, Paternoster L, Pattie A, Penninx BWJH, Perola M, Peyser PA, Pirastu M, Polasek O, Power C, Kaprio J, Raffel LJ, Raikkonen K, Raitakari O, Ridker PM, Ring SM, Roll K, Rudan I, Ruggiero D, Rujescu D, Salomaa V, Schlessinger D, Schmidt H, Schmidt R, Schupf N, Smit J, Sorice R, Spector TD, Starr JM, Stockl D, Strauch K, Stumvoll M, Swertz MA, Thorsteinsdottir U, Thurik AR, Timpson NJ, Tung JY, Uitterlinden AG, Vaccargiu S, Viikari J, Vitart V, Volzke H, Vollenweider P, Vuckovic D, Waage J, Wagner GG, Wang JJ, Wareham NJ, Weir DR, Willemsen G, Willeit J, Wright AF, Zondervan KT, Stefansson K, Krueger RF, Lee JJ, Benjamin DJ, Cesarini D, Koellinger PD, den Hoed M, Snieder H, Mills MC, Bios Consortium, LifeLines Cohort Study. Genome-wide analysis identifies 12 loci influencing human reproductive behavior. Nature Genetics 2016, 48(12), 1462-1472.
  • Balzani A, Cordell HJ, Sutcliffe E, Edwards SA. Heritability of udder morphology and colostrum quality traits in swine. Journal of Animal Science 2016, 94(9), 3636-3644.
  • Balzani A, Cordell HJ, Sutcliffe E, Edwards SA. Sources of variation in udder morphology of sows. Journal of Animal Science 2016, 94(1), 394-400.
  • Carbone M, Sharp SJ, Flack S, Paximadas D, Spiess K, Adgey C, Griffiths L, Lim R, Trembling P, Williamson K, Wareham NJ, Aldersley M, Bathgate A, Burroughs AK, Heneghan MA, Neuberger JM, Thorburn D, Hirschfield GM, Cordell HJ, Alexander GJ, Jones DEJ, Sandford RN, Mells GF, UK-PBC Consortium. The UK-PBC Risk Scores: Derivation and Validation of a Scoring System for Long-Term Prediction of End-Stage Liver Disease in Primary Biliary Cholangitis. Hepatology 2016, 63(3), 930-950.
  • Ainsworth HF, Cordell HJ. Using gene expression data to identify causal pathways between genotype and phenotype in a complex disease: Application to Genetic Analysis Workshop 19. In: Genetic Analysis Workshop 19: Sequence, Blood Pressure and Expression Data. 2016, Vienna, Austria: BioMed Central Ltd.
  • Anderson D, Cordell HJ, Fakiola M, Francis RW, Syn G, Scaman ESH, Davis E, Miles SJ, McLeay T, Jamieson SE, Blackwell JM. First Genome-Wide Association Study in an Australian Aboriginal Population Provides Insights into Genetic Risk Factors for Body Mass Index and Type 2 Diabetes. PLoS One 2015, 10(3), e0119333.
  • Baurecht H, Hotze M, Brand S, Buning C, Cormican P, Corvin A, Ellinghaus D, Ellinghaus E, Esparza-Gordillo J, Folster-Holst R, Franke A, Gieger C, Hubner N, Illig T, Irvine AD, Kabesch M, Lee YAE, Lieb W, Marenholz I, McLean WHI, Morris DW, Mrowietz U, Nair R, Nothen MM, Novak N, O'Regan GM, Schreiber S, Smith C, Strauch K, Stuart PE, Trembath R, Tsoi LC, Weichenthal M, Barker J, Elder JT, Weidinger S, Cordell HJ, Brown SJ, PAGE Consortium. Genome-wide Comparative Analysis of Atopic Dermatitis and Psoriasis Gives Insight into Opposing Genetic Mechanisms. American Journal of Human Genetics 2015, 96(1), 104-120.
  • Knowles JW, Xie WJ, Zhang ZY, Chennemsetty I, Assimes TL, Paananen J, Hansson O, Pankow J, Goodarzi MO, Carcamo-Orive I, Morris AP, Chen YDI, Makinen VP, Ganna A, Mahajan A, Guo XQ, Abbasi F, Greenawalt DM, Lum P, Molony C, Lind L, Lindgren C, Raffel LJ, Tsao PS, Schadt EE, Rotter JI, Sinaiko A, Reaven G, Yang X, Hsiung CA, Groop L, Cordell HJ, Laakso M, Hao K, Ingelsson E, Frayling TM, Weedon MN, Walker M, Quertermous T, RISC Relationship Insulin, EUGENE European Network Functional, GUARDIAN Genetics UndeRlying, SAPPHIRE Stanford Asian Pacific. Identification and validation of N-acetyltransferase 2 as an insulin sensitivity gene. Journal of Clinical Investigation 2015, 125(4), 1739-1751.
  • Cordell H, Han Y, Mells G, Li Y, Hirschfield GM, Greene CS, Xie G, Juran BD, Zhu D, Qian DC, Floyd JAB, Morley KI, Prati D, Lleo A, Cusi D, Canadian-US PBC Consortium, Italian PBC Genetics Study Group, UK-PBC Consortium, Gershwin ME, Anderson CA, Lazaridis KN, Invernizzi P, Seldin MF, Sandford RN, Amos CI, Siminovitch K. International genome-wide meta-analysis identifies new primary biliary cirrhosis risk loci and targetable pathogenic pathways. Nature Communications 2015, 6, 8019.
  • Eu-ahsunthornwattana J, Miller EN, Fakiola M, Jeronimo SMB, Blackwell JM, Cordell HJ, Wellcome Trust Case Control. Comparison of Methods to Account for Relatedness in Genome-Wide Association Studies with Family-Based Data. PLoS Genetics 2014, 10(7), e1004445.
  • Howey RAJ, Eu-Ahsunthornwattana J, Darlay R, Cordell HJ. Examination of previously identified associations within the Genetic Analysis Workshop 19 data. In: Genetic Analysis Workshop 19: Sequence, Blood Pressure and Expression Data. 2014, Vienna, Austria: BioMed Central Ltd.
  • Fakiola M, Strange A, Cordell HJ, Miller EN, Pirinen M, Su Z, Mishra A, Mehrotra S, Monteiro GR, Band G, Bellenguez C, Dronov S, Edkins S, Freeman C, Giannoulatou E, Gray E, Hunt SE, Lacerda HG, Langford C, Pearson R, Pontes NN, Rai M, Singh SP, Smith L, Sousa O, Vukcevic D, Bramon E, Brown MA, Casas JP, Corvin A, Duncanson A, Jankowski J, Markus HS, Mathew CG, Palmer CNA, Plomin R, Rautanen A, Sawcer SJ, Trembath RC, Viswanathan AC, Wood NW, Wilson ME, Deloukas P, Peltonen L, Christiansen F, Witt C, Jeronimo SMB, Sundar S, Spencer CCA, Blackwell JM, Donnelly P, LeishGEN Consortium, Wellcome Trust Case Control. Common variants in the HLA-DRB1-HLA-DQA1 HLA class II region are associated with susceptibility to visceral leishmaniasis. Nature Genetics 2013, 45(2), 208-213.
  • Cordell HJ, Bentham J, Topf A, Zelenika D, Heath S, Mamasoula C, Cosgrove C, Blue G, Granados-Riveron J, Setchfield K, Thornborough C, Breckpot J, Soemedi R, Martin R, Rahman TJ, Hall D, van Engelen K, Moorman AFM, Zwinderman AH, Barnett P, Koopman TT, Adriaens ME, Varro A, George Jr AL, dos Remedios C, Bishopric NH, Bezzina CR, O'Sullivan J, Gewilling M, Bu'Lock FA, Winlaw D, Bhattacharya S, Devriendt K, Brook JD, Mulder BJM, Mital S, Postma AV, Lathrop GM, Farrall M, Goodship JA, Keavney BD. Genome-wide association study of multiple congenital heart disease phenotypes identifies a susceptibility locus for atrial septal defect at chromosome 4p16. Nature Genetics 2013, 45(7), 822-824.
  • Ueki M, Cordell HJ. Improved Statistics for Genome-Wide Interaction Analysis. PLoS Genetics 2012, 8(4), e1002625.
  • Ainsworth HE, Unwin J, Jamison DL, Cordell HJ. Investigation of Maternal Effects, Maternal-Fetal Interactions and Parent-of-Origin Effects (Imprinting), Using Mothers and Their Offspring. Genetic Epidemiology 2011, 35(1), 19-45.
  • Ueda H, Howson JMM, Esposito L, Heward J, Snook H, Chamberlain G, Rainbow DB, Hunter KMD, Smith A, DiGenova G, Herr MH, Dahlman I, Payne F, Smyth D, Lowe C, Twells RCJ, Howlett S, Healy B, Smink LJ, Lam ACH, Cordell HJ, Walker NM, Bordin C, Hulme H, Motzo C, Cucca F, Hess JF, Metzker ML, Rogers J, Gregory S, Allahabadia A, Nithiyananthan R, Tuomilehto-Wolf E, Tuomilehto J, Bingley P, Gillespie KM, Undlien DE, Rønningen KS, Savage DA, Carson DJ, Maxwell AP, Patterson CC, Franklyn JA, Clayton DG, Peterson LB, Wicker LS, Todd JA, Gough SCL. Association of the T-cell regulatory gene CTLA-4 with susceptibility to autoimmune disease. Nature 2003, 423(6939), 506-511.
  • Cordell HJ, Clayton DG. A Unified Stepwise Regression Procedure for Evaluating the Relative Effects of Polymorphisms within a Gene Using Case/Control or Family Data: Application to HLA in Type 1 Diabetes. American Journal of Human Genetics 2002, 70(1), 124-141.
  • Cordell HJ, Wedig GC, Jacobs KB, Elston RC. Multilocus linkage tests based on affected relative pairs. American Journal of Human Genetics 2000, 66(4), 1273-1286.