Genes and Mechanisms in Type 1 Diabetes in the Cambridge BioResource

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Lead researcher
Professor John Todd

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Samples and data

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University of Cambridge

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Recruitment Site


The purpose of this study is to find the genes that cause insulin-dependent (also called type 1) diabetes to enable us to identify individuals at risk of developing the disease and to understand its basic causes. Ultimately we hope this will lead to preventive treatment in these at risk individuals and may also inform research relating to other autoimmune diseases.


Participation: For this study we recruited 41 participants from the Cambridge BioResource who have been diagnosed with Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).Volunteers attended a single appointment at the Cambridge BioResource’s clinical facility on the Cambridge Biomedical campus. 

Organisation: This study is organised by Professor John Todd at the Wellcome Trust Diabetes and Inflammation Laboratory.