Christopher Paul Wild obtained his PhD in 1984 from the Manchester University, UK. He conducted post-doctoral research at IARC, Lyon and the Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam. In 1987 Dr Wild re-joined IARC as a staff scientist and later became Chief of the Unit of Environmental Carcinogenesis. He was appointed to the Chair of Molecular Epidemiology at the University of Leeds in 1996, was Head of the Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics and subsequently became Director of the Leeds Institute of Genetics, Health and Therapeutics.
Dr Wild was elected Director of IARC from 1st January 2009.
Dr Wild’s main research interest is to understand the interplay between environmental and genetic risk factors in the causation of human cancer. He has particularly sought to apply biomarkers in population-based studies to this end. His specific areas of research have been focused on liver and oesophageal cancers.
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