Welcome to Mehmet Tevfik DORAK's Website


Latest Publications:

BOOK: Dorak MT: Genetic Association Studies: Background, Conduct, Analysis, Interpretation. Garland Science, 2016  

 PAPER: Singh et al. A childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia GWAS identifies novel sex-specific risk variants. Medicine (Baltimore) 2016


Epidemiology  &  Biostatistics 

Essentials of Genetics

Genome Biology for Genetic Epidemiologists

Major Histocompatibility Complex

HLA and Leukemia

Evolutionary Biology Notes

Music Notes


Mehmet Tevfik DORAK, BA (Hons), MD, PhD


Recent Presentations:

Making sense of genetic associations with childhood leukemia risk (Oral presentation at Childhood Cancer Conference, London, 2016)

Functional annotations of common disease markers in immune regulatory genes (Oral Presentation at EFI Conference, Kos, 2016)

Largest copy number variation regions in the extended HLA show correlations with ancestral HLA haplotypes (Oral Presentation at EFI Conference, Kos, 2016)

Insights into type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis pathogenesis from common genetic associations (Oral Presentation at EFI Conference, Kos, 2016)

What Does Your DNA Tell about You? (Liverpool, 2016)

Genome Biology and Applied Bioinformatics Course (Istanbul, 2016)

Interpretation of GWAS Findings in Transplant Outcome Studies (Bucharest, 2015)

Causality Assessment of HLA Region Associations in GWAS for Autoimmune Diseases (Fethiye, 2015)

Potential Mediation of HLA and Cancer Associations via Non-coding RNAs (Oral Presentation at ASHI Conference, Savannah, 2015)

A Survey of Cancer Somatic Mutations in the HLA Region (Oral Presentation at ASHI Conference, Savannah, 2015)

HLA-DQA1 3’UTR is an Unexplored Source of Disease Associations in the HLA Complex (Oral Presentation at EFI Conference, Geneva, 2015)

Bioinformatics for Genetic Epidemiologists  (Kusadasi, 2014)

Nanotechnology Applications in Genetics (Kusadasi, 2014)

HLA & Adverse Drug Reactions (Istanbul, 2014)

HLA & Cancer (Oral Presentation at ASHI Conference, Chicago, 2013)

Scientific Writing (Miami, 2013)

Effective Oral Presentations (Miami, 2012)

Cancer Immune Surveillance (Miami, 2012)

HLA Complex II: Clinical Utility (Miami Beach, 2012)

HLA Complex I: Genetics & Biology (Miami Beach, 2011)

Breast Cancer & HLA (New Jersey, 2011)

Insufficiencies of GWAS (Kusadasi, 2011)

Real-time PCR: Troubleshooting (Istanbul, 2011)

Iron Depletion in Disease Prevention (Birmingham, AL, 2011)

Childhood Leukemia Epidemiology: Hispanic Connection (Miami, 2011)

Genetic Epidemiology as a Probe for Disease Biology (Miami, 2011)

HLA and Disease Associations (Rio de Janeiro, 2010)


Curriculum Vitae


Professor and Head 

School of Health Sciences

Liverpool Hope University

United Kingdom



Last edited: November 28, 2016