Dr Renuka Dias BMedSci MBBS MRCPCH PhD


Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes

Reproduction, Genes and Development

Contact details

Centre for Rare Diseases and Personalised Medicine
School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
2nd Floor, Institute of Biomedical Research (West)
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT


Renuka Dias is a Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes.

Her research interests are in the epigenetics of Imprinting Disorders and their long-term consequences on health.


  • PhD (University of London)
  • MRCPCH (Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
  • MB BS (University of Nottingham)
  • BMedSci (University of Nottingham)


Renuka Dias gained her MB BS from the University of Nottingham and then moved to London to train in Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes (Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Royal London Hospital). She undertook an MRC-funded Research Training Fellowship investigating the epigenetics of Silver-Russell Syndrome with Professor Adrian Clark at Barts (William Harvey Research Institute, QMUL). She was awarded her PhD in 2012.

Renuka moved to the University of Birmingham as an Academic Clinical Lecturer in 2012 and completed her Paediatric Endocrinology training at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. She became an honorary consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology in 2013.

She is a member of the British Society of Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes (BSPED), British Endocrine Society (BES) and Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH).


Research Themes
(1) Epigenetics of Imprinting Disorders
(2) Translational Research: Clinical Experimental studies in imprinting disorders

SOLiD Research Study


  • Dias RP, Nightingale P, Hardy C, Kirby G, Tee L, Price S, Macdonald F, Barrett TG and Maher ER (2013) Comparison of the clinical scoring systems in Silver-Russell syndrome and development of modified diagnostic criteria to guide molecular genetic testing. J Med Genet 50(9):635-9
  • Dias RP and Maher ER (2013) Genes, assisted reproductive technology and trans-illumination. Epigenomics 5(3):331-40
  • Dias RP, Bogdarina I, Cazier JB, Buchanan C, Donaldson MC, Johnston LB, Hokken-Koelega AC and Clark AJ (2012) Multiple segmental uniparental disomy associated with abnormal DNA methylation of imprinted Loci in Silver-Russell Syndrome. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 97(11):E2188-93
  • Dias RP and Maher ER (2012) An imprinted IMAGe: insights into growth regulation through genomic analysis of a rare disease. Genome Med 30;4(7):60

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