Alia Abukiwan is a research scientist and project leader in the Epigenetics Research Branch of the Division Endocrinology at the University Hospital of Heidelberg. She has more than 12 years of experience in conducting research, focusing on the epigenetics mechanisms in cancer, where she aims to understand the disease’s mechanisms. Her research integrates the areas of health outcomes and survivorship. Dr. Abukiwan holds Bachelor of Science in Biology from Al-albeit University of the Kingdom of Jordan, and a Master of Science and Doctorate of Philosophy Degrees in Molecular Biology from the University of Heidelberg. She completed her postdoctoral fellowships in epigenetics at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg and has published seven articles in peer-reviewed journals and one book chapter in the broad areas epigenetics in cancer.