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Dr Evie Stergiakouli

Dr Evie Stergiakouli

Dr Evie Stergiakouli
BSc(Ioannina), MSc(Lond.), PhD(Cardiff)

Lecturer in Genetic Epidemiology and Statistical Genetics

Area of research

Statistical genetics of complex traits and disorders

Oakfield House,
Oakfield Grove, Clifton BS8 2BN
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+44 (0) 117 3310074

Summary

My research involves statistical genetics of complex traits and disorders using mainly genome-wide association data from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) and collaborating with other groups to achieve large-scale analyses. In addition, I am involved in investigating gene-environment interactions utilizing the rich dataset of environmental factors collected for ALSPAC participants.

I am especially interested in the genetic basis of sex differences in complex disorders, the role of sex chromosomes in sexually dimorphic traits and disorders and developing methods to incorporate sex chromosomes in genome-wide association studies.

The phenotypes that I am interested in include sexually dimorphic psychiatric disorders, such as ADHD, autism, schizophrenia and depression as well as obesity and BMI.

Biography

I studied Biology and Genetics in Greece and then moved to London for an MSc in Human Reproductive Biology (Imperial College London) where I first became interested in the genetics of sex differences. I completed a PhD in Psychiatric Genetics in Cardiff University and studied the role of the Y chromosome in sex differences in ADHD and schizophrenia. I also had extensive training in analysing genome-wide association studies and working with large genetic datasets. My research focused mainly on psychiatric disorders and I had the opportunity to study the genetic as well as environmental factors that could be playing a role in their pathophysiology. After my first post-doc, I moved to the Department of Social and Community Medicine in the University of Bristol where I am currently involved in large-scale genetics analyses of complex traits and disorders.

 

Keywords

  • statistical genetics
  • epidemiology gene-environment

Skills

  • ADHD
  • Obesity
  • Autism

Methodologies

  • genome-wide association studies

Memberships

Organisations

Bristol Dental School

Other sites

Recent publications

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