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Dr. John Chambers

Dr. Chambers is Professor of Cardiovascular Epidemiology at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine and at the Imperial College London and is the Director of the NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease in South Asians.

He uses population-based approaches to investigate the mechanisms underlying obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease amongst South Asian populations, with a focus on DNA sequence variation, molecular regulatory disturbances and their interaction. Dr. Chambers leads large-scale prospective, observational population studies in South Asia and in the UK. He also leads the European Union funded iHealth-T2D interventional study aimed at the prevention of obesity and diabetes amongst South Asians in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Over the last decade, his group has been at the forefront of genomic research and has published >40 papers in Nature Genetics and Nature Journals.

In parallel, he is an accredited Interventional Consultant Cardiologist. Currently, his primary focus is research and he limits himself to non-invasive cardiology.