Dr Maria Timofeeva is an assistant professor in Human Health and Lifespan at Danish Institute for Advanced Study, and the Unit of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Biodemography at the Department of Public Health at The University of Southern Denmark. 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.
Maria studied biology and genetics at Saint Petersburg State University and holds a PhD 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, Lyon, France to study genetic architecture of lung cancer. Prior joining D-IAS she was a statistical geneticist at the Colon Cancer Genetics Group, the MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine at the University of Edinburgh, UK, where she worked on genetic and environmental causes of colorectal cancer.
Maria’s 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.
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