Dr Marika Kaakinen


Biography

Areas of specialism

Statistical genetics; Multi-omics data

My qualifications

2013
PhD in life-course and genetic epidemiology
University of Oulu, Finland
2006
MSc in statistics
University of Oulu, Finland

Affiliations and memberships

Fontiers in Genetics, section Human Genomics
Associate Editor
Internation Genetic Epidemiology Society
Member
European Society of Human Genetics
Member
American Society of Human Genetics
Member
European Association for the Study of Diabetes
Member

Research

Research interests

Research collaborations

Indicators of esteem

  • Honours and awards

    2016, Young Investigator Award Finalist, International Congress of Human genetics, Kyoto, Japan

    2015, American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG)/Charles J. Epstein Trainee Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Research – Semifinalist, Baltimore, USA

    2015, Young Investigator Award Candidate, European Society of Human Genetics Meeting, Glasgow, UK

    2014, Dissertation Excellence Award, the best PhD thesis of the year at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu, Finland

     

  • Grants and Fellowships

    2014-2016, Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship, Principal investigator

    2018, Albert Renold Travel Fellowship from the European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes

    2017, Genes Travel Award 

    2016, Athena SWAN Early Career Researcher Travel Award

    2016, European Society of Human Genetics Travel Award 

    2015, Student Fellowship for the 4th Sardinian Summer School: From GWAS to Function

    2011, Travel grant from the University of Oulu graduate school (UniOGS)

    2011, Travel grant from the University of Oulu graduate school (UniOGS)

    2010, Travel grant from the University of Oulu graduate school (UniOGS)

     

  • Invited talks and interviews

    2019, Invited talk: “Machine Learning in Multi-Omics Data to Assess Longitudinal Predictors of Glycaemic Health”, 7th Nordic-Baltic Biometric Conference (NBBC), Vilnius, Lithuania

    2018, Invited talk: “Multi-phenotype, multi-omics and machine learning”, weekly seminar of the Mathematical Statistics Institute, University of Tartu, Estonia

    2015, Invited talk: “Multi-phenotype analyses”, EAGLE Consortium meeting, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    2014, Invited talk: “Measuring Life Course”, EurHealthAgeing Summer School, London, UK

    2013, Invited talk: “What did I need from my supervisor in order to publish internationally?”, seminar for doctoral thesis supervisors, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland

    2013, Invited talk: “Statistical analysis of genetic data: from candidate gene approach to GWAS”, Genetics Seminar, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland

    2013, Radio interview on genetic variants associated with educational attainment (research published in Science, PMID:23722424), Oulu Radio, Finland

  • Peer reviewing

    Grants:

    Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (Vernieuwingsimpuls Innovational Research Incentives Scheme)

    Medical Research Council (MRC) Research Grant

     

    Journals:

    European Journal of Human Genetics (EJHG)

    International Journal of Epidemiology (IJE)

    International Journal of Obesity (IJO)

    Scientific Reports

    Genes

    Molecular Biology Reports (MOLE)

    Frontiers in Genetics

My teaching

Supervision

Postgraduate research supervision

Completed postgraduate research projects I have supervised

My publications

Additional publications