Dr Laura Fachal
Senior Staff Scientist
I am a Researcher in Human Genetics. My current postdoctoral role focuses on inflammatory bowel disease at Carl Anderson’s team.
During my PhD I studied the role of common genetic variation in the development of radiation induced toxicity. I came to the UK as a postdoc with a Marie Skłodowska-Curie IF Fellowship to work at the University of Cambridge. My work there was to determine, through fine mapping approaches, how common variations increase the risk of developing breast cancer risk and radiation induced toxicity. Since then I have become particularly interested in understanding the biological mechanisms by which genetic variation affects complex phenotypes.
Senior Staff Scientist at the Wellcome Sanger Institute (Anderson's group)
Senior Data Scientist at the Wellcome Sanger Institute (Anderson's group)
Postdoctoral Fellow at the Wellcome Sanger Institute (Anderson's group)
Awarded Marie Sklodowska-Curie IF Fellow. University of Cambridge, Centre for Cancer Genetic Epidemiology
Young Researcher in Human Genetics Award. Spanish Association of Human Genetics
Awarded Xunta de Galicia Postdoctoral Fellow. Visiting researcher at the University of Cambridge, Centre for Cancer Genetic Epidemiology
PhD Biotechnology (Summa cum Laude). University of Santiago de Compostela
MSc Biotechnology. University of Santiago de Compostela
BSc Veterinary Medicine. University of Santiago de Compostela