Stavroula Kanoni graduated from the University of Athens, Greece, with a B.Sc. in Science of Nutrition and Dietetics, followed by an M.Sc. in Clinical Dietetics. She pursued her research in the field of nutrigenetics, investigating interactions among genes, nutrition and lifestyle characteristics in an elderly Greek cohort and was awarded a PhD. She joined the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in 2010 as a post-doctoral fellow, in the group of genetics of complex traits in humans (led by Professor Panos Deloukas), where she gained expertise on statistical genetics with a focus on cardiovascular genetics. In September 2013, she joined the William Harvey Research Institute (WHRI) as a statistical geneticist in Professor Panos Deloukas’ team. She has been working in large-scale projects that investigate the genetic susceptibility for coronary heart disease and related cardiometabolic traits. In February 2019 she was appointed a lecturer in Nutrigenetics and Cardiovascular Health, in the Centre of Clinical Pharmacology within WHRI.
Her research interests include the genetic architecture of complex traits, the biological links between diet/lifestyle and cardiometabolic traits, as well as the interplay of genetic predisposition and nutritional parameters for cardiovascular health. She has contributed in many large-scale investigations on the genetic predisposition of cardiovascular health, through the CARDIoGRAMplusC4D and the UK Biobank Cardiometabolic Consortium. She has also contributed to large-scale gene-by-diet interaction projects, through the CHARGE nutrition group collaborative. She has more than 100 peer-reviewed publications.