Join Professor Ioanna Tzoulaki, online or in person, for her Imperial Inaugural.
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An important focus of epidemiological research is testing links between risk factors and disease outcomes to identify potential interventions. The academic literature reports myriads of these associations every year. How can we disentangle the important ones and translate them into treatment targets and prevention tools for chronic diseases?
Professor Ioanna Tzoulaki has worked since 2002 to show how we can shine a light on the black box linking risk factor and disease associations using larger studies, novel methodologies, and molecular high-resolution data. In her inaugural lecture, she will describe her journey in using epidemiological data to better understand causes of chronic diseases and prevention tools to identify high risk individuals. She will describe her experience in working on setting up large biobank studies, using novel molecular measurements to understand disease mechanisms and leading large scale evidence base investigations.
As well as her academic story, Ioanna will chart her own personal journey from Greece wanting to become a doctor, through to learning how not to give up and use failure to seek new opportunities. She will also reflect on different biases in science and her aspirations to train the next generation of researchers.