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After completing her BSc in Mathematics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece, Kyriaki moved to the UK to pursue an MSc in Applied Statistics at the University of Oxford. She joined the Centre for Cancer Genetic Epidemiology group, University of Cambridge in 2009 as a Statistician and in 2014 she successfully completed her PhD with thesis title “Genome-Wide Association studies in Breast Cancer”, supervised by Prof. Douglas Easton. She is currently a visiting researcher at the department.
Kyriaki’s research focuses on the genetic epidemiology of breast cancer. She has been involved in numerous projects with aim the understanding of the contribution of common and rare genetic variation to the susceptibility of breast cancer.
Michailidou, K., Beesley, J., et al. Genome-wide association analysis of more than 120,000 individuals identifies 15 new susceptibility loci for breast cancer. Nat Genet 47, 373-80 (2015)
Kyriaki Michailidou*, Per Hall*, Anna Gonzalez-Neira, Maya Ghoussaini, Joe Dennis, Roger L Milne, Marjanka K Schmidt, et al. Large-scale genotyping identifies 41 new loci associated with breast cancer risk. Nature genetics, 45(4):353–361, 2013.
Montserrat Garcia-Closas*, Fergus J Couch*, Sara Lindstrom*, Kyriaki Michailidou*, Marjanka K Schmidt*, et al. Genome-wide association studies identify four er negative-specific breast cancer risk loci. Nature genetics, 45(4): 392–398, 2013.
Stig E Bojesen*, Karen A Pooley*, Sharon E Johnatty*, Jonathan Beesley*, Kyriaki Michailidou*, Jonathan P Tyrer*, et al. Multiple independent variants at the tert locus are associated with telomere length and risks of breast and ovarian cancer. Nature genetics, 45(4):371–384, 2013.
Juliet D French, Maya Ghoussaini, Stacey L Edwards, Kerstin B Meyer, Kyriaki Michailidou, Shahana Ahmed, et al. Functional variants at the 11q13 risk locus for breast cancer regulate cyclin d1 expression through long-range enhancers. The American Journal of Human Genetics, 2013.
Maya Ghoussaini, Olivia Fletcher, Kyriaki Michailidou, Clare Turnbull, Marjanka K Schmidt, et al. Genome-wide as-sociation analysis identifies three new breast cancer susceptibility loci. Nature genetics, 44(3):312–318, 2012
*Joint first authorship