Imperial College London

Dr Marika Kaakinen

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction

Visiting Researcher



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Marika Kaakinen, MSc, PhD, is a lecturer in Statistical Multi-Omics at the University of Surrey and a Visiting Researcher at Imperial College London. She develops and applies statistical analysis methods for genomic/omics research of metabolic health, including type 2 diabetes. She works with various types of omics data, including metabolomics, proteomics, whole-genome sequencing and gut microbiome data.




Chen J, Spracklen CN, Marenne G, et al., 2021, The trans-ancestral genomic architecture of glycemic traits, Nature Genetics, Vol:53, ISSN:1061-4036, Pages:840-+

Lagou V, Mägi R, Hottenga J-J, et al., 2021, Publisher Correction: Sex-dimorphic genetic effects and novel loci for fasting glucose and insulin variability., Nat Commun, Vol:12

Lagou V, Maegi R, Hottenga J-J, et al., 2021, Sex-dimorphic genetic effects and novel loci for fasting glucose and insulin variability, Nature Communications, Vol:12, ISSN:2041-1723

Alves AC, De Silva NMG, Karhunen V, et al., 2019, GWAS on longitudinal growth traits reveals different genetic factors influencing infant, child, and adult BMI, Science Advances, Vol:5, ISSN:2375-2548

Rhodes CJ, Batai K, Bleda M, et al., 2019, Genetic determinants of risk in pulmonary arterial hypertension: international case-control studies and meta-analysis, Lancet Respiratory Medicine, Vol:7, ISSN:2213-2600, Pages:227-238

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