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Dr Kyriaki Michailidou



PhD in Statistics (University of Cambridge, 2015)
Statistical Analyses of Genome-wide Association Studies in Breast Cancer

MSc in Applied Statistics (University of Oxford, 2009)

BSc in Mathematics (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 2008)

Employment Track

Post-doctoral Fellow, The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics (2015 – current)

Research Associate, University of Cambridge (2009 – 2015)

Research Interests

– Genetic Epidemiology

– Statistical analyses of genetic and epidemiological data

 Roles and Responsibilities (including past roles and responsibilities)


  • Modules Taught: Biostatistics and Epidemiology

 Selective Publications 

1. Michailidou, K., Lindstrom, S., Dennis, J. et al. Association analysis identifies 65 new breast cancer risk loci. Nature 551, 92-94 (2017).

2. Milne, R.L., Kuchenbaecker, K.B., Michailidou, K. et al. Identification of ten variants associated with risk of estrogen-receptor-negative breast cancer. Nat Genet (2017).

3. Dunning, A.M., Michailidou, K., Kuchenbaecker, K.B. et al. Breast cancer risk variants at 6q25 display different phenotype associations and regulate ESR1, RMND1 and CCDC170. Nat Genet (2016).

4. Couch, F.J., Kuchenbaecker, K.B., Michailidou, K. et al. Identification of four novel susceptibility loci for oestrogen receptor negative breast cancer. Nat Commun 7, 11375 (2016).

5. Glubb, D.M., Maranian, M.J., Michailidou, K. et al. Fine-Scale Mapping of the 5q11.2 Breast Cancer Locus Reveals at Least Three Independent Risk Variants Regulating MAP3K1. Am J Hum Genet 96, 5-20 (2015).

6. Michailidou, K., Beesley, J., Lindstrom, S. 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).

7.  Mavaddat, N., Pharoah, P.D., Michailidou, K. et al. Prediction of breast cancer risk based on profiling with common genetic variants. J Natl Cancer Inst 107(2015).

8. Michailidou, K., Hall, P., Gonzalez-Neira, A. et al. Large-scale genotyping identifies 41 new loci associated with breast cancer risk. Nat Genet 45, 353-61, 361e1-2 (2013).

9. Meyer, K.B., O’Reilly, M., Michailidou, K. et al. Fine-scale mapping of the FGFR2 breast cancer risk locus: putative functional variants differentially bind FOXA1 and E2F1. Am J Hum Genet 93, 1046-60 (2013).

10. Ghoussaini, M., Fletcher, O., Michailidou, K. et al. Genome-wide association analysis identifies three new breast cancer susceptibility loci. Nat Genet 44, 312-8 (2012).