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Dr Ernest Turro

Research Interests

I am a biostatistician with an interest in genome function and rare inherited disorders. My work focuses primarily on the development and application of statistical methods for interpreting genomic and phenotypic data.

For more information, please visit my page on the Platelet Biology Group web site.

Keywords

rare diseases ; patient phenotyping ; biostatistics ; functional genomics

Key Publications

Rare variants in GP1BB are responsible for autosomal dominant macrothrombocytopenia. Sivapalaratnam S, Westbury SK, Stephens JC, Greene D, Downes K, Kelly AM, Lentaigne C, Astle WJ, Huizinga EG, Nurden P, Papadia S, Peerlinck K, Penkett CJ, Perry DJ, Roughley C, Simeoni I, Stirrups K, Hart DP, Tait RC, Mumford AD; NIHR BioResource., Laffan MA, Freson K, Ouwehand WH, Kunishima S, Turro E. Blood. 2017 Jan 26;129(4):520-524.

Germline variants in ETV6 underlie reduced platelet formation, platelet dysfunction and increased levels of circulating CD34+ progenitors. Poggi M, Canault M, Favier M, Turro E, Saultier P, Ghalloussi D, Baccini V, Vidal L, Mezzapesa A, Chelghoum N, Mohand-Oumoussa B, Falaise C, Favier R, Ouwehand WH, Fiore M, Peiretti F, Morange PE, Saut N, Bernot D, Greinacher A, BioResource N, Nurden AT, Nurden P, Freson K, Trégouët DA, Raslova H, Alessi MC. Haematologica. 2017 Feb;102(2):282-294.

A high-throughput sequencing test for diagnosing inherited bleeding, thrombotic, and platelet disorders. Simeoni I, Stephens JC, Hu F, Deevi SV, Megy K, Bariana TK, Lentaigne C, Schulman S, Sivapalaratnam S, Vries MJ, Westbury SK, Greene D, Papadia S, Alessi MC, Attwood AP, Ballmaier M, Baynam G, Bermejo E, Bertoli M, Bray PF, Bury L, Cattaneo M, Collins P, Daugherty LC, Favier R, French DL, Furie B, Gattens M, Germeshausen M, Ghevaert C, Goodeve AC, Guerrero JA, Hampshire DJ, Hart DP, Heemskerk JW, Henskens YM, Hill M, Hogg N, Jolley JD, Kahr WH, Kelly AM, Kerr R, Kostadima M, Kunishima S, Lambert MP, Liesner R, López JA, Mapeta RP, Mathias M, Millar CM, Nathwani A, Neerman-Arbez M, Nurden AT, Nurden P, Othman M, Peerlinck K, Perry DJ, Poudel P, Reitsma P, Rondina MT, Smethurst PA, Stevenson W, Szkotak A, Tuna S, van Geet C, Whitehorn D, Wilcox DA, Zhang B, Revel-Vilk S, Gresele P, Bellissimo DB, Penkett CJ, Laffan MA, Mumford AD, Rendon A, Gomez K, Freson K, Ouwehand WH, Turro E. Blood. 2016 Jun 9;127(23):2791-803.

A dominant gain-of-function mutation in universal tyrosine kinase SRC causes thrombocytopenia, myelofibrosis, bleeding, and bone pathologies. Turro E, Greene D, Wijgaerts A, Thys C, Lentaigne C, Bariana TK, Westbury SK, Kelly AM, Selleslag D, Stephens JC, Papadia S, Simeoni I, Penkett CJ, Ashford S, Attwood A, Austin S, Bakchoul T, Collins P, Deevi SV, Favier R, Kostadima M, Lambert MP, Mathias M, Millar CM, Peerlinck K, Perry DJ, Schulman S, Whitehorn D, Wittevrongel C; BRIDGE-BPD Consortium., De Maeyer M, Rendon A, Gomez K, Erber WN, Mumford AD, Nurden P, Stirrups K, Bradley JR, Raymond FL, Laffan MA, Van Geet C, Richardson S, Freson K, Ouwehand WH. Sci Transl Med. 2016 Mar 2;8(328):328ra30.

Phenotype Similarity Regression for Identifying the Genetic Determinants of Rare Diseases. Greene D; NIHR BioResource., Richardson S, Turro E. Am J Hum Genet. 2016 Mar 3;98(3):490-9.

A gain-of-function variant in DIAPH1 causes dominant macrothrombocytopenia and hearing loss. Stritt S, Nurden P, Turro E, Greene D, Jansen SB, Westbury SK, Petersen R, Astle WJ, Marlin S, Bariana TK, Kostadima M, Lentaigne C, Maiwald S, Papadia S, Kelly AM, Stephens JC, Penkett CJ, Ashford S, Tuna S, Austin S, Bakchoul T, Collins P, Favier R, Lambert MP, Mathias M, Millar CM, Mapeta R, Perry DJ, Schulman S, Simeoni I, Thys C; BRIDGE-BPD Consortium., Gomez K, Erber WN, Stirrups K, Rendon A, Bradley JR, van Geet C, Raymond FL, Laffan MA, Nurden AT, Nieswandt B, Richardson S, Freson K, Ouwehand WH, Mumford AD. Blood. 2016 Jun 9;127(23):2903-14.

A multicenter validation of recombinant β3 integrin-coupled beads to detect human platelet antigen-1 alloantibodies in 498 cases of fetomaternal alloimmune thrombocytopenia. Chong W, Turro E, Metcalfe P, Yusuf R, Mérieux Y, Rigal D, Porcelijn L, Huiskes E, Lucas G, Bendukidze N, Green A, Fontão-Wendel R, Husebekk A, Dixey J, Guest A, Mushens R, Ouwehand WH, Navarrete CV. Transfusion. 2015 Nov;55(11):2742-51.

Human phenotype ontology annotation and cluster analysis to unravel genetic defects in 707 cases with unexplained bleeding and platelet disorders. Westbury SK, Turro E, Greene D, Lentaigne C, Kelly AM, Bariana TK, Simeoni I, Pillois X, Attwood A, Austin S, Jansen SB, Bakchoul T, Crisp-Hihn A, Erber WN, Favier R, Foad N, Gattens M, Jolley JD, Liesner R, Meacham S, Millar CM, Nurden AT, Peerlinck K, Perry DJ, Poudel P, Schulman S, Schulze H, Stephens JC, Furie B, Robinson PN, van Geet C, Rendon A, Gomez K, Laffan MA, Lambert MP, Nurden P, Ouwehand WH, Richardson S, Mumford AD, Freson K; BRIDGE-BPD Consortium. Genome Med. 2015 Apr 9;7(1):36.

Transcriptional diversity during lineage commitment of human blood progenitors. Chen L, Kostadima M, Martens JH, Canu G, Garcia SP, Turro E, Downes K, Macaulay IC, Bielczyk-Maczynska E, Coe S, Farrow S, Poudel P, Burden F, Jansen SB, Astle WJ, Attwood A, Bariana T, de Bono B, Breschi A, Chambers JC; BRIDGE Consortium., Choudry FA, Clarke L, Coupland P, van der Ent M, Erber WN, Jansen JH, Favier R, Fenech ME, Foad N, Freson K, van Geet C, Gomez K, Guigo R, Hampshire D, Kelly AM, Kerstens HH, Kooner JS, Laffan M, Lentaigne C, Labalette C, Martin T, Meacham S, Mumford A, Nürnberg S, Palumbo E, van der Reijden BA, Richardson D, Sammut SJ, Slodkowicz G, Tamuri AU, Vasquez L, Voss K, Watt S, Westbury S, Flicek P, Loos R, Goldman N, Bertone P, Read RJ, Richardson S, Cvejic A, Soranzo N, Ouwehand WH, Stunnenberg HG, Frontini M, Rendon A. Science. 2014 Sep 26;345(6204):1251033.

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