• Name: Nikos Avramidis
  • Role: PhD Student
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My name is Nikos, and I am a final year PhD student at the One Health Models of Diseases Programme in the University of Edinburgh. I completed my undergraduate studies on Molecular Biology and Genetics in the Democritus University of Thrace, in Greece, which was followed by a Research Internship in the University of Barcelona. Since my undergraduate dissertation, I have been working on completely computation research projects. In 2019, I moved to Edinburgh where I completed my Master's in Quantitative Genetics and Genome Analysis and following year, I joined the One Health Models of Disease PhD programme. For my PhD project I am working under the supervision of Professor Kenny Baillie. In my PhD project, I am applying machine- learning methods to identify clinically distinct subgroup of critically ill COVID-19 patients. Those clinically identified subgroups are then being compared genetically for the identification of group-specific genomic differences. The final aim of my project is to study this genomic differences for the discovery of genetic loci that could be used for the development of novel therapeutic interventions.