Prof. Krista Fischer Tartu University, Estonia

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Krista Fischer has a PhD in mathematical statistics (University of Tartu, Estonia, 1999). She has worked at University of Ghent, Belgium (1999-2001, postdoctoral researcher), Faculty of Medicine, University of Tartu (Associate Professor 2001-2007), MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge, UK (Investigator/Scientist 2007-2010). Since 2010 she is working as Senior Researcher at the... read moreEstonian Genome Center, University of Tartu, where she is leading the biostatistics group. Her main research interests include causal inference in genetic epidemiology, statistical modelling of -omics data (survival models, polygenic risk scores, complex models involving multi-omics data, etc). She is involved in various research projects at the Estonian Genome Center as well as at the international consortia. She has authored or co-authored more than 100 research papers in peer-reviewed journals. Krista Fischer is a member of the Executive Board of the International Biometric Society and was the president of the Nordic-Baltic Region of the International Biometric Society in 2013-2016.