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Ailith Ewing

RCUK Innovation/ Rutherford Fund Fellowships

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Cambridge
The role of rare germline genetic variation in the genetic epidemiology of ovarian cancer risk and survival after diagnosis.
Master of Mathematics, University of St Andrews

Area of Expertise

Research expertiseStatistics, Genomics, Ovarian cancer


Originally trained as a statistician, in 2012, I received a MMath Statistics degree from the University of St Andrews. On graduation I moved to Cambridge to start a PhD, with Prof. Paul Pharoah, investigating the role of rare germline genetic variation in ovarian cancer susceptibility and survival after diagnosis. On completion in 2015, I gained further research experience of working as a Medical Statistician for 10 months in the Clinical Trial Service Unit at the University of Oxford. 

In 2016, I joined the lab of Prof. Colin Semple in the MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine (IGMM) working as a bioinformatician for the Scottish Genomes Partnership. In December 2017, I was awarded a UKRI Innovation Fellowship to investigate the mutational landscape of high grade serous ovarian cancer in collaboration with Prof. Charles Gourley, AstraZeneca and the Scottish Genomes Partnership. 

Current Research Interests

Mutational landscape of high grade serous ovarian cancer.

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