Imperial College London

DrAlexessanderda Silva Couto Alves

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Honorary Research Associate



+44 (0)20 7594 3420a.couto-alves




150Variety Club WingSt Mary's Campus





Research Interests

Molecular epidemiology and integrative systems biology approaches to the study of complex diseases. Focusing on genetics and genomics of inflammatory and immune mediated conditions.

Ongoing Research

Bioinformatics and biostatistics methods for the analysis and integration of gene expression, genetic variation and metabolic profiles. 



Alves AC, Bruhn S, Ramasamy A, et al., 2013, Dysregulation of complement system and CD4+T cell activation pathways implicated in allergic response, Plos One, Vol:8, ISSN:1932-6203, Pages:1-15

Bonnelykke K, Matheson MC, Pers TH, et al., 2013, Meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies identifies ten loci influencing allergic sensitization, Nature Genetics, Vol:45, ISSN:1061-4036, Pages:902-U290

Thun GA, Imboden M, Ferrarotti I, et al., 2013, Causal and synthetic associations of variants in the SERPINA gene cluster with alpha1-antitrypsin serum levels, Plos Genetics, Vol:9, ISSN:1553-7390, Pages:1-16

Stets MI, Pinto AS, Huergo LF, et al., 2013, Rapid identification of bacterial isolates from wheat roots by high resolution whole cell MALDI-TOF MS analysis, Journal of Biotechnology, Vol:165, ISSN:0168-1656, Pages:167-174


Saad NJ, Kaakinen M, Da Silva Couto Alves A, et al., 2013, Forced vital capacity, systemic inflammation and cardiometabolic markers in adulthood: a cross-sectional analysis, British Thoracic Society Winter Meeting 2013

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