Imperial College London

Gianluca Campanella

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Honorary Research Associate



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VC11Medical SchoolSt Mary's Campus





Dr Campanella is a Research Fellow in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, and the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health.

His research interests revolve around the development of novel statistical methods to explore associations between large ‘–omics’ datasets and complex exposures and phenotypes, including applications in molecular epidemiology.


Dr Campanella teaches on the Master of Public Health (MPH) and the MSc in Epidemiology.

In collaboration with Dr Chadeau-Hyam, he also organises the Stat-XP short course on statistical approaches to characterise the exposome from ‘–omics’ platforms.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Fasanelli F, Baglietto L, Ponzi E, et al., 2015, Hypomethylation of smoking-related genes is associated with future lung cancer in four prospective cohorts, Nature Communications, Vol:6, ISSN:2041-1723

Cordero F, Ferrero G, Polidoro S, et al., 2015, Differentially methylated microRNAs in prediagnostic samples of subjects who developed breast cancer in the European Prospective Investigation into Nutrition and Cancer (EPIC-Italy) cohort, Carcinogenesis, Vol:36, ISSN:0143-3334, Pages:1144-1153

Campanella G, Polidoro S, Di Gaetano C, et al., 2015, Epigenetic signatures of internal migration in Italy, International Journal of Epidemiology, Vol:44, ISSN:0300-5771, Pages:1442-1449

Stringhini S, Polidoro S, Sacerdote C, et al., 2015, Life-course socioeconomic status and DNA methylation of genes regulating inflammation, International Journal of Epidemiology, Vol:44, ISSN:0300-5771, Pages:1320-1330

Chambers JC, Loh M, Lehne B, et al., 2015, Epigenome-wide association of DNA methylation markers in peripheral blood from Indian Asians and Europeans with incident type 2 diabetes: a nested case-control study, The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, Vol:3, ISSN:2213-8587, Pages:526-534

Guida F, Sandanger TM, Castagne R, et al., 2015, Dynamics of smoking-induced genome-wide methylation changes with time since smoking cessation, Human Molecular Genetics, Vol:24, ISSN:0964-6906, Pages:2349-2359

Chadeau-Hyam M, Vermeulen RCH, Hebels DGAJ, et al., 2014, Prediagnostic transcriptomic markers of Chronic lymphocytic leukemia reveal perturbations 10 years before diagnosis, Annals of Oncology, Vol:25, ISSN:0923-7534, Pages:1065-1072

Chadeau-Hyam M, Campanella G, Jombart T, et al., 2013, Deciphering the complex: Methodological overview of statistical models to derive OMICS-based biomarkers, Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis, Vol:54, ISSN:0893-6692, Pages:542-557

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