This week we would like to highlight and commend FEMaLer Nilufer Rahmioglu for her work and being first author on “The genetic basis of endometriosis and comorbidity with other pain and inflammatory conditions

In 2022 Nilufer and FEMaLe coordinator Ulrik Bak Kirk did an episode of unheardof, where Nilufer discusses the genetic risk factors for endometriosis to uncover how heritable it is, the COHERE project; one which aims to better understand endometriosis at the level of genetics, and the overall burden of the condition in women from Northern Cyprus.

This podcast was generously brought to you by the Nuffield Dept of Women’s & Reproductive Health, University of Oxford.

Most recently Nilufer appeared in “‘It’s really only the beginning’: are we on the cusp of a breakthrough in endometriosis?“, a The Guardian article.

A little more about Nilufer
Dr Nilufer Rahmioglu is a senior research scientist based at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford. With a strong epidemiological, biological, and computational background, she has extensive experience in the analysis of large-scale datasets.

In FEMaLe she is working as part of WP4 which aims to identify sub-groups of endometriosis and aid in stratification of patients into sub-groups based on their omics profiles. She is interested in uncovering shared basis between endometriosis and other complex disease in diverse populations. She also leads the Cyprus Women’s Health Research (COHERE) Initiative study, a cross-sectional study of 7600 women from the Eastern Mediterranean region. She has >45 peer-review articles (h-index=28) and presented in numerous international conference. She actively takes part in public engagement activities to improve her research focus.