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Karina received her Ph.D. degree in health sciences in 2013 at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen for her work on systems genetics in complex diseases. From 2013 to 2015, she worked as a postdoc at Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford (Genetic and Genomic Epidemiology Unit/Diabetes Genetics) where she specialized in quality control and association analyses of whole-genome genotyping data from several consortia (e.g., GoT2D and DIRECT) to investigate the genetic basis of type 2 diabetes and its related phenotypes. She also co-developed TOPPAR, a customizable database-driven browser for GWAS results.
Since 2015, Karina has continued her line of research at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research, University of Copenhagen, with a focus on improving precision medicine and discovering novel clinically useful biomarkers through meaningful translation of results derived from advanced integrative analysis of various healthcare data, including genomic data.
In addition to being knowledgeable in the field of common complex disease genetics and her vast experience in analyzing large biomedical data, Karina is devoted to facilitating large-scale analyses in dedicated research infrastructure. This involves infrastructure design, tool development, and training of multidisciplinary students/collaborators.
Karina is involved in projects founded in large international consortia (e.g., RHAPSODY and DIRECT), large flag-ship public-private partnerships i.e., TRANSLATE and FOREVER, and Danish national biobank collaborations, such as The Danish Blood Donor Study and the Copenhagen Hospital Biobank.
Fields of interest
• Genomic variation
• Common complex diseases
• Data integration
• Tool development