Dr Smaragda Tsairidou

Lecturer in Data-Driven Innovation and Genetics


I am a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, with international expertise in animal health and genetics. I received my MSc in Quantitative Genetics and Genome Analysis, and my PhD in genetics and genomics at the University of Edinburgh, studying resistance to bovine Tuberculosis. My research combines quantitative genetics and genomics, selective breeding, bioinformatics and epidemiological modelling to develop data-driven strategies for disease control and to improve sustainability of livestock and aquaculture systems.

I have received the Edinburgh Teaching Award, and I am Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.