Dr Ailith Ewing

UKRI Innovation Fellow


Ailith Ewing (formerly Pirie) received her MMath Statistics degree from the University of St Andrews. In 2012, she moved to Cambridge  to start her PhD, with Prof. Paul Pharoah, investigating the role of rare germline genetic variation in ovarian cancer susceptibility and survival after diagnosis. On completion in 2015, she worked for 10 months as a Medical Statistician in the Clinical Trial Service Unit at the University of Oxford before joining the lab of Prof. Colin Semple as a bioinformatician in September 2016. In December 2017, Ailith was awarded a UKRI Innovation Fellowship to investigate the mutational landscape of high grade serous ovarian cancer in collaboration with Prof. Charles Gourley, AstraZeneca and the Scottish Genomes Partnership.

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