Dr. Rachel Moore


I am working on novel approaches to predict the risk of developing complex diseases in non-European populations

I completed my PhD at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and EMBL-EBI (Cambridge, UK), where I developed a method to test for gene-environment interaction effects due to potentially multiple environmental variables with subsequent application to BMI. This was followed by a postdoc (also at Wellcome Sanger Institute and EMBL-EBI), that focussed on enabling genome-wide interaction scans to be conducted instead of focussing on loci already known to affect phenotypes. Prior to my PhD, I completed an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and a Master’s degree in Systems Biology, both at the University of Cambridge.

A proud moment was winning the Roger Williams award at the International genetic epidemiology meeting in October 2018 for the best oral presentation by a PhD candidate.

I am a keen traveller and enjoy hiking.