Yanina Timasheva obtained her medical doctor degree from the Bashkir State Medical University (BSMU), Ufa, Russia, and a joint PhD degree in Cardiology and Genetics from the Institute of Biochemistry and Genetics, Ufa Scientific Centre of Russian Academy of Sciences (IBG USC RAS), Ufa, Russia.
She spent two years studying relationships between genetic variation in the human growth hormone and cardiometabolic phenotypes at the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Tartu (PI: Prof. Maris Laan) funded by the European Social Fund MOBILITAS grant.
Her keen interest in disentangling the molecular mechanisms of complex traits led to working with large-scale longitudinal genomics and other omics data. She trained in analysing GWAS data while dissecting the genetic background of exceptional longevity and related cardiometabolic phenotypes at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA (PI: Dr Nir Barzilai) funded by the Fulbright visiting scholar grant. She improved her knowledge of analytical tools for multi-omics data by studying shared pathophysiological mechanisms in cardiovascular and metabolic disorders at Imperial College London and University of Surrey (PI: Prof Inga Prokopenko). The project was funded by the First Contact Initiative grant from European Society of Cardiology and IEC scheme grant from the Royal Society.
She joined Prof Kutalik’s group in September 2021 to conduct research on the simultaneous estimation of selection strength for multiple complex traits funded by the FNS scientific exchange grant.