Anna Neustaeter is a PhD student within the EGRET (European Glaucoma Research Training) program, and is supervised by Prof. Harold Snieder, head of the Genetic Epidemiology & Bioinformatics Unit at the department of Epidemiology and Prof. Nomdo Jansonius, head of the department of Ophthalmology. Originally from Canada, Anna obtained her Bachelor and Master of Science degrees at the University of Guelph in Ontario, where she specialized in genomic and bioinformatic analyses of large data sets within the field of livestock production.
Her current PhD research “Glaucoma screening driven by genetic and other risk factors” examines the feasibility of screening a large population for glaucoma risk based on genetic variants of interest, and uses more than 15,000 genotyped individuals from the Lifelines Cohort. Using published GWAS data, Anna is developing (poly)genetic risk scores for glaucoma which will be applied to the Lifelines cohort. Those at sufficiently high or low genetic risk for glaucoma will be invited to the University Medical Center Groningen for a thorough phenotypic examination. Anna is actively developing a clinic where more than 1,500 Lifelines participants will be brought through a carousel of ocular examinations including intraocular pressure, visual field, optical coherence tomography, fundus, and central corneal thickness measures.
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