Ph.D. Dr. Maria Timofeeva is an Assistant Professor at the Unit of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Biodemography at the Department of Public Health at SDU.
Dr. Maria Timofeeva studied biology and genetics at Saint Petersburg State University and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Heidelberg and the German Cancer Research Centre, Germany. Previously she also received a postdoctoral fellowship from the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, France to study genetic architecture of lung cancer. Prior joining SDU she was a statistical geneticist at the Colon Cancer Genetics Group, the MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine at the University of Edinburgh, where she worked on genetic and environmental causes of colorectal cancer.
Dr. Maria Timofeevas work aims to use twin design to study how environmental exposures and genetics influence intermediate molecular phenotype and how it affects risk of complex disease such as cancer.
Her research interest is on cancer epidemiology with a specific focus on genetic and molecular epidemiology of cancer and a complex interplay between genetic and environmental causes of disease.