Fanis Tsismentzoglou

Fanis Tsismentzoglou


I am a Postgraduate Researcher in Statistical Genetics. In my PhD project I am working on analysing genotypic and phenotypic data acquired from a large multi-ethnic cohort study in Bradford, UK called Born in Bradford. My work includes finding the genetic determinants of gestational diabetes in combination with environmental effects and describing the population structure of the cohort.

I hold a degree in Statistics and Actuarial Statistics and an MSc in Applied Statistics with a focus on Biostatistics. Previous to my role in Leeds, I worked as an intern in Statistics/Data Science in a startup building personalised recommendations models and analysing the credit risk in an insurance company.


Research interests

I am interested in the intersection of statistics, data science and statistical genetics. My work now is specialised in  genome-wide association studies (GWAS), population genomics, relatedness analysis


  • BSc (Hons) in Statistics and Actuarial Statistics, University of Piraeus, Greece
  • MSc in Applied Statistics, University of Piraeus, Greece

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Medical Research at St James's