Emilio Ugalde Morales

Emilio Ugalde Morales

Postdoctoral Researcher
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Postal address: C8 Medicinsk epidemiologi och biostatistik, C8 MEB II Wiklund, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am a Postdoctoral Researcher in molecular cancer epidemiology of testicular
    and prostate cancer in Fredrik Wiklund [1]'s group at the Department of
    Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. I concluded my PhD training at the
    same department in Kamila Czene [2]’s group, with focus on the study of
    molecular and genetic factors associated with aggressiveness of breast
    I have a background in human nutrition and genomics. My main research
    interest is on the study complex diseases through interdisciplinary
    approaches, particularly in the field of cancer epidemiology and genomics.
    * PhD Molecular Epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, 2020
    * MSc Nutrition and Health, Wageningen University, The Netherlands, 2014
    [1] https://staff.ki.se/people/fredrik-wiklund
    [2] https://staff.ki.se/people/kamila-czene


  • My postdoctoral projects are in the area of molecular epidemiology of
    testicular and prostate cancer. We are currently working on
    Transcription-wide Association Studies (TWAS) aiming at better understanding
    the molecular basis of the disease by integration of omics data. We are also
    investigating polygenic measures and their relation with clinical outcomes
    such as risk of relapse.
    We work in collaboration with genetic international consortia groups: the
    TECAC [1] for testicular cancer, and the PRACTICAL [2] for prostate cancer.
    We also collaborate with clinical working groups such as SWENOTECA [3].
    [1] https://www.tecac.org/
    [2] http://practical.icr.ac.uk/blog/
    [3] https://www.swenoteca.org/


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  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, 2020-2025

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, 2020

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