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 Annika Jaitner

Annika Jaitner

PhD researcher

 RILD Building 

 

University of Exeter Medical School, RILD Building, RD&E Hospital Wonford, Barrack Road, Exeter, EX2 5DW, UK

Overview

Annika joined the College of Medicine and Health at the University of Exeter in 2021 for her PhD. She is currently working with Dr. Rachel Freathy, Dr. Jack Bowden and Prof. Krasimira Tsaneva-Atanasova. Her project focuses on using genetics to understand causal mechanisms underlying obesity-related pregnancy outcomes for mothers and babies.

Using mathematical and statistical tools to understand and investigate medical systems has driven her academic career so far. Annika completed a BSc in Mathematical Biometry at Ulm University with a year abroad at Swansea University. She was selected to present her bachelor thesis on “Operating Characteristics for Surrogate Endpoints” at the GMDS & CEN-IBS conference in 2020. To expand her knowledge on mathematical methods she completed a MSc in Mathematical Modelling in Biology and Medicine at the University of Exeter prior to her PhD.

Qualifications

  • BSc Mathematical Biometry
  • MSc Mathematical Modelling in Biology and Medicine

Research

Research interests

Statistical and mathematical modelling, genetics, and fetal growth

Research projects

PhD project: Using genetics to understand causal mechanisms underlying obesity-related pregnancy outcomes for mothers and babies

Teaching

Supervision / Group

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