Milda Aleknonyte Resch

Consolidated Researcher Details:

Institute of Medical Informatics and Statistics, University of Kiel
Dr. rer. nat.
Milda Aleknonyte Resch
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Why this profession?

Edward Tufte once said: “If the statistics are boring, you’ve got the wrong numbers.”  I have always been fascinated by numbers and how they can help explain the world. After completing my Bachelor’s degree in Economics with an emphasis on economic analysis at Vilnius University, Lithuania, I deepened my knowledge of statistics by obtaining a Master’s degree in Quantitative Economics from Kiel University. I became so interested in statistical modeling, that my career path first took me to work for a Big Data company working with forecasting models. While working there, I could add even more statistical methods to my toolbox and started directing my attention towards medical statistics.

Although I come from a field of science that is not directly related to natural sciences, it is charming to see how similar the statistical methods used in both fields are. Even the methods used in business and research are comparable. To be able to work on improving research in genetics is highly appealing to me. Statistics is an invaluable tool in any research field, as long as it is used correctly. After all, one could have their head in an oven, feet on ice and conclude that on average the temperature is fine.

Why RTG Genes, Environment and Inflammation?

The Research Training Group “Genes, Environment and Inflammation” is a great platform for interdisciplinary scientists to interact. The topic itself is highly interesting and may provide answers to many questions medicine has, while raising new ones. RTG not only provides ample opportunities to work with and learn from each other, but also offers soft skill courses that every researcher needs.

I hope to help the group think outside the box and contribute to the success of the group.