Who's Who

Christopher P. Wild


Office of the Director


Molecular Epidemiology

Academic Degrees

1984PhDOncologyDepartment of Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, University of ManchesterManchesterUK
1980BScPharmacologyFaculty of Science, University of ManchesterManchesterUK

Current Research Projects

  • Enhanced exposure assessment and omic profiling for high priority environmental exposures in Europe
    P. Vineis (Imperial College), Z. Herceg, A. Scalbert

  • Eurocanplatform
    U. Ringborg (Karolinska), Z Herceg, A. Scalbert

  • Molecular Biomarkers for Environmental Toxicants
    J. Groopman (Johns Hopkins University), M. Mendy

Selected Publications

Wild, C.P. (2012) The exposome: from concept to utility Int. J. Epidemiol, 41(1) : 24-32

Gong, Y.Y., Wilson, S., Mwatha, J.K., Routledge, M.N., Castelino, J.M., Zhao, B., Kimani, G., Kariuki, H.C., Vennervald, B.J., Dunne, D.W. and Wild, C.P. (2012) Aflatoxin exposure may contribute to chronic hepatomegaly in Kenyan school children Environ. Health Perspect : Epub ahead of print

Cogliano, V.J., Baan, R., Straif, K., Grosse, Y., Secretan-Lauby, B., El Ghissassi, F., Bouvard, V., Benbrahim-Tallaa, L., Guha, N., Freeman, C., Galichet, L. and Wild, C.P. (2011) Preventable exposures associated with human cancers J. Nat. Cancer Inst., 103(24) : 1827-39

van der Westhuizen, L., Shephard, S.S., Burger, H.-M., Rheeder, J.P., Gelderblom, W.C.A., Wild, C.P. and Gong, Y.Y. (2011) Fumonisin B1 as a urinary biomarker of exposure in a maize intervention study among South African subsistence farmers Cancer Epidemiol. Biomarkers Prev, 20(3) : 483-489

Wild, C.P. and Gong, Y.Y. (2010) Mycotoxins and human disease: a largely ignored global health issue Carcinogenesis, 31 : 71-82

Scientific Societies Membership

Society for Social Medicine (SSM)
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
British Association for Cancer Research (BACR)
International Society of Exposure Science (ISES)
International Epidemiological Association (IEA)

Prizes, Honours

Science Award for Outstanding Scientific Article 2003 from the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)
UK Molecular Epidemiology Group 10th Anniversary Medal (2006)
Fellow of the European Academy of Cancer Sciences, European Cancer Organisation (ECCO) (2010)
Honorary Chair in Molecular Epidemiology, University of Leeds (2009 - to date)