Saedis Saevarsdottir is a professor in precision medicine at the Faculty of medicine, University of Iceland, scientist at deCODE genetics and consultant in rheumatology at the Dept. of rheumatology, Landspitali University Hospital in Iceland. Saedis graduated as a medical doctor from the Faculty of medicine, University of Iceland in 2001 and continued thereafter her doctoral studies in immunology, defending her thesis on complement deficiency in inflammatory diseases in 2005. After that, she continued as a post-doc researcher at KI in parallel to clinical training in internal medicine and rheumatology at Karolinska in 2005-2012. Her research has mainly focused on predictors of the risk and outcome of rheumatoid arthritis, including genetic factors and other biomarkers, clinical and environmental factors. From 2018, she has led genome-wide studies on autoimmune diseases at deCODE genetics.