Dr Manuel Ferreira Email
Telephone: +61 7 3845 3552
Facsimile: +61 7 3362 0101
Email: Manuel.Ferreira@qimrberghofer.edu.au

Visit Manuel Ferreira's home page at http://genepi.qimr.edu.au/staff/manuelF/.

Below are some of the publications Dr Ferreira has co-authored with other research staff at GenEpi. For a complete list of publications please contact Dr Ferreira.

 Ferreira MA, McRae AF, Medland SE, Nyholt DR, Gordon SD, Wright MJ, Henders AK, Madden PA, Visscher PM, Wray NR, Heath AC, Montgomery GW, Duffy DL, Martin NG: Association between ORMDL3, IL1RL1 and a deletion on chromosome 17q21 with asthma risk in Australia. European Journal of Human Genetics 19:458-464, 2011 [PDF] [PubMed] [More...]
 Ferreira MA, Oates NA, van Vliet J, Zhao ZZ, Ehrich M, Martin NG, Montgomery GW, Whitelaw E, Duffy DL: Characterization of the methylation patterns of MS4A2 in atopic cases and controls. Allergy 65(3):333-337, 2010 [PDF] [PubMed] [More...]
 Bouzigon E, Forabosco P, Koppelman GH, Cookson WO, Dizier MH, Duffy DL, Evans DM, Ferreira MA, Kere J, Laitinen T, Malerba G, Meyers DA, Moffatt M, Martin NG, Ng MY, Pignatti PF, Wjst M, Kauffmann F, Demenais F, Lewis CM: Meta-analysis of 20 genome-wide linkage studies evidenced new regions linked to asthma and atopy. European Journal of Human Genetics 18(6):700-706, 2010 [PDF] [PubMed] [More...]
 Thomsen SF, Ferreira MA, Kyvik KO, Fenger M, Backer V: A quantitative genetic analysis of intermediate asthma phenotypes. Allergy 64:427-430, 2009 [PDF unavailable] [PubMed] [More...]
 Ferreira MA, Purcell SM: A multivariate test of association. Bioinformatics (Oxford, England) 25(1):132-133, 2009 [PDF unavailable] [PubMed] [More...]
 Benyamin B, Ferreira MA, Willemsen G, Gordon S, Middelberg RP, McEvoy BP, Hottenga JJ, Henders AK, Campbell MJ, Wallace L, Frazer IH, Heath AC, de Geus EJ, Nyholt DR, Visscher PM, Penninx BW, Boomsma DI, Martin NG, Montgomery GW, Whitfield JB: Common variants in TMPRSS6 are associated with iron status and erythrocyte volume. Nature Genetics 41:1173-1175, 2009 [PDF] [PubMed] [More...]
 Ferreira MA, Zhao ZZ, Thomsen SF, James M, Evans DM, Postmus PE, Kyvik KO, Backer V, Boomsma DI, Martin NG, Montgomery GW, Duffy DL: Association and interaction analyses of eight genes under asthma linkage peaks. Allergy 64(11):1623-1628, 2009 [PDF] [PubMed] [More...]
 Ferreira MA, Hottenga JJ, Warrington NM, Medland SE, Willemsen G, Lawrence RW, Gordon S, de Geus EJ, Henders AK, Smit JH, Campbell MJ, Wallace L, Evans DM, Wright MJ, Nyholt DR, James AL, Beilby JP, Penninx BW, Palmer LJ, Frazer IH, Montgomery GW, Martin NG, Boomsma DI: Sequence Variants in Three Loci Influence Monocyte Counts and Erythrocyte Volume. American Journal of Human Genetics 85:745-749, 2009 [PDF] [PubMed] [More...]
 Doyle AE, Ferreira MA, Sklar PB, Lasky-Su J, Petty C, Fusillo SJ, Seidman LJ, Willcutt EG, Smoller JW, Purcell S, Biederman J, Faraone SV: Multivariate genomewide linkage scan of neurocognitive traits and ADHD symptoms: suggestive linkage to 3q13. American journal of medical genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric genetics 147B(8):1399-1411, 2008 [PDF unavailable] [PubMed] [More...]
 de Bakker PI, Ferreira MA, Jia X, Neale BM, Raychaudhuri S, Voight BF: Practical aspects of imputation-driven meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies. Human Molecular Genetics 17(R2):R122-R128, 2008 [PDF unavailable] [PubMed] [More...]
 Ferreira MA, O'Donovan MC, Meng YA, Jones IR, Ruderfer DM, Jones L, Fan J, Kirov G, Perlis RH, Green EK, Smoller JW, Grozeva D, Stone J, Nikolov I, Chambert K, Hamshere ML, Nimgaonkar VL, Moskvina V, Thase ME, Caesar S, Sachs GS, Franklin J, Gordon-Smith K, Ardlie KG, Gabriel SB, Fraser C, Blumenstiel B, Defelice M, Breen G, Gill M, Morris DW, Elkin A, Muir WJ, McGhee KA, Williamson R, MacIntyre DJ, MacLean AW, St CD, Robinson M, Van Beck M, Pereira AC, Kandaswamy R, McQuillin A, Collier DA, Bass NJ, Young AH, Lawrence J, Ferrier IN, Anjorin A, Farmer A, Curtis D, Scolnick EM, McGuffin P, Daly MJ, Corvin AP, Holmans PA, Blackwood DH, Gurling HM, Owen MJ, Purcell SM, Sklar P, Craddock N, Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium: Collaborative genome-wide association analysis supports a role for ANK3 and CACNA1C in bipolar disorder. Nature Genetics 40(9):1056-1058, 2008 [PDF unavailable] [PubMed] [More...]
 Denham S, Koppelman GH, Blakey J, Wjst M, Ferreira MA, Hall IP, Sayers I: Meta-analysis of genome-wide linkage studies of asthma and related traits. Respiratory research 9:38, 2008 [PDF unavailable] [PubMed] [More...]
 Cozen W, Ferreira MA: Understanding the asthma epidemic: can twin studies help? Twin Research and Human Genetics 11(2):111, 2008 [PDF unavailable] [PubMed] [More...]
 Sklar P, Smoller JW, Fan J, Ferreira MA, Perlis RH, Chambert K, Nimgaonkar VL, McQueen MB, Faraone SV, Kirby A, de Bakker PI, Ogdie MN, Thase ME, Sachs GS, Todd-Brown K, Gabriel SB, Sougnez C, Gates C, Blumenstiel B, Defelice M, Ardlie KG, Franklin J, Muir WJ, McGhee KA, MacIntyre DJ, McLean A, VanBeck M, McQuillin A, Bass NJ, Robinson M, Lawrence J, Anjorin A, Curtis D, Scolnick EM, Daly MJ, Blackwood DH, Gurling HM, Purcell SM: Whole-genome association study of bipolar disorder. Molecular Psychiatry 13(6):558-569, 2008 [PDF unavailable] [PubMed] [More...]
 Weiss LA, Shen Y, Korn JM, Arking DE, Miller DT, Fossdal R, Saemundsen E, Stefansson H, Ferreira MA, Green T, Platt OS, Ruderfer DM, Walsh CA, Altshuler D, Chakravarti A, Tanzi RE, Stefansson K, Santangelo SL, Gusella JF, Sklar P, Wu BL, Daly MJ, Autism Consortium: Association between microdeletion and microduplication at 16p11.2 and autism. The New England journal of medicine 358(7):667-675, 2008 [PDF unavailable] [PubMed] [More...]
 Whitfield JB, Dy V, McQuilty R, Zhu G, Montgomery GW, Ferreira MA, Duffy DL, Neale MC, Heijmans BT, Heath AC, Martin NG: Evidence of genetic effects on blood lead concentration. Environmental Health Perspectives 115(8):1224-1230, 2007 [PDF] [PubMed] [More...]
 Purcell S, Neale B, Todd-Brown K, Thomas L, Ferreira MA, Bender D, Maller J, Sklar P, de Bakker PI, Daly MJ, Sham PC: PLINK: a tool set for whole-genome association and population-based linkage analyses. American Journal of Human Genetics 81(3):559-575, 2007 [PDF unavailable] [PubMed] [More...]
 Ferreira MA: Factors affecting type-I error and power of linkage analysis. in Genetic dissection of human complex traits through linkage and association analysis. Neale BM, Ferreira MA, Medland SE, & Posthuma D (Eds.) Taylor and Francis, London (2007). ISBN 9780415410403. [PDF unavailable]
 Ferreira MA, Sham P, Daly MJ, Purcell S: Ascertainment through family history of disease often decreases the power of family-based association studies. Behavior Genetics 37(4):631-636, 2007 [PDF unavailable] [PubMed] [More...]
 Visscher PM, Medland SE, Ferreira MA, Morley KI, Zhu G, Cornes BK, Montgomery GW, Martin NG: Assumption-Free Estimation of Heritability from Genome-Wide Identity-by-Descent Sharing between Full Siblings. PLoS Genetics 2(3):316-325, 2006 [PDF] [PubMed] [More...]
 Ferreira MA, Visscher PM, Martin NG, Duffy DL: A simple method to localise pleiotropic susceptibility loci using univariate linkage analyses of correlated traits. European Journal of Human Genetics 14(8):953-962, 2006 [PDF] [PubMed] [More...]
 Morley KI, Medland SE, Ferreira MA, Lynskey MT, Montgomery GW, Heath AC, Madden PA, Martin NG: A possible smoking susceptibility locus on chromosome 11p12: evidence from sex-limitation linkage analyses in a sample of Australian twin families. Behavior Genetics 36(1):87-99, 2006 [PDF] [PubMed] [More...]
 Ferreira MA, O'Gorman L, Le Souëf P, Burton PR, Toelle BG, Robertson CF, Martin NG, Duffy DL: Variance components analyses of multiple asthma traits in a large sample of Australian families ascertained through a twin proband. Allergy 61(2):245-253, 2006 [PDF] [PubMed] [More...]
 Hansell NK, Medland SE, Ferreira MA, Geffen GM, Zhu G, Montgomery GW, Duffy DL, Wright MJ, Martin NG: Linkage analyses of event-related potential slow wave phenotypes recorded in a working memory task. Behavior Genetics 36(1):29-44, 2006 [PDF] [PubMed] [More...]
 Thomsen SF, Ulrik CS, Kyvik KO, Ferreira MA, Backer V: Multivariate genetic analysis of atopy phenotypes in a selected sample of twins. Clinical And Experimental Allergy 36(11):1382-1390, 2006 [PDF unavailable] [PubMed] [More...]
 Ferreira MA, O'Gorman L, Le Souëf P, Burton PR, Toelle BG, Robertson CF, Visscher PM, Martin NG, Duffy DL: Robust estimation of experimentwise p values applied to a genome scan of multiple asthma traits identifies a new region of significant linkage on chromosome 20q13. American Journal of Human Genetics 77(6):1075-1085, 2005 [PDF] [PubMed] [More...]
 Cornes BK, Medland SE, Ferreira MA, Morley KI, Duffy DL, Heijmans BT, Montgomery GW, Martin NG: Sex-limited genome-wide linkage scan for Body Mass Index in an unselected sample of 933 Australian twin families. Twin Research and Human Genetics 8(6):616-632, 2005 [PDF] [PubMed] [More...]
 Nyholt DR, Morley KI, Ferreira MA, Medland SE, Boomsma DI, Heath AC, Merikangas KR, Montgomery GW, Martin NG: Genomewide significant linkage to migrainous headache on chromosome 5q21. American Journal of Human Genetics 77(3):500-512, 2005 [PDF] [PubMed] [More...]
 Ferreira MA: Linkage analysis: principles and methods for the analysis of human quantitative traits. Twin Research 7(5):513-530, 2004 [PDF unavailable] [PubMed] [More...]
 Ferreira MA: Inflammation in allergic asthma: initiating events, immunological response and risk factors. Respirology (Carlton, Vic.) 9(1):16-24, 2004 [PDF unavailable] [PubMed] [More...]
 Ferreira MA: Cytokine expression in allergic inflammation: systematic review of in vivo challenge studies. Mediators of inflammation 12(5):259-267, 2003 [PDF unavailable] [PubMed] [More...]