Sri Lankan Tamil in the UK [STU]

Available Samples Family Relationships
Cell Cultures: 128
DNA: 128
DNA Sample Panel: MGP00024
 Trios:  6
 Parent-Child Duos:  3
 Family of 2 or more:  4
 Unrelated Individuals:  89

Population Description

These cell lines and DNA samples were prepared from blood samples collected from people living in the United Kingdom who identified themselves and their parents as Sri Lankan Tamil.

Referring to Populations

It is important to refer to this community as "Sri Lankan Tamil in the UK" when describing these samples in articles or presentations. Including the full name reinforces the point that the sample set does not represent all Tamil people, whose population history is complex. The population should not be described merely as “South Asian” or “Sri Lankan”, since both of those designators encompasses many communities.

The full population descriptor is Sri Lankan Tamil in the UK The shorthand label is Tamil and the abbreviation is STU.

Additional guidance about how to refer to the populations can be found at Guidelines for Referring to the Populations in Publications and Presentations.

Principal Investigator 

  • Jaspal Kooner -  Imperial College, London, U.K.