Dr. Milla Kibble (nee Anttila) received her PhD in high dimensional convex geometry and probability theory (Pure Mathematics) from University College London in 2000. She subsequently worked at Numbercraft Ltd. in Oxford, developing and employing analytics techniques to gain actionable information from large, mainly retail, datasets. Here she was first introduced to the applications of mathematics to genomics data, prompting her return to Academia in 2002 to conduct research in this exciting field. From 2002 to 2014, Milla combined undergraduate and postgraduate teaching of mathematics and statistics with research into probability and graph theory applications to biological data first in the Biomathematics Group at the University of Turku and then in the Stochastics Group at Aalto University.
Milla joined the Computational Systems Medicine Group at FIMM as a senior researcher in 2014, where her research focused on network pharmacology approaches to provide systems-level insights into the mechanisms of action and efficacy of drugs and their combinations, with a particular interest in natural products and disease prevention. Since the beginning of 2017, Milla has been working in the Epigenetics of Complex Diseases and Traits Group, using multiple data types from monozygotic twins to gain insights into the role of epigenetic effects in obesity and metabolic syndrome.
Milla has also been coordinator of the Postdoctoral & Senior Researcher Professional Development Programme (FIMMPOD) (Feb 2015-April 2018) and an undergraduate education coordinator (Sept 2015-Sept 2016). These roles have included organising career development opportunities and events for the post doc community at FIMM and developing a strategy for FIMM involvement in undergraduate education.
In April 2018, Milla joined the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) at the University of Cambridge as the new Research Facilitator, continuing research at FIMM on a part-time basis.