Irina’s background in Computer Science was streamlined after she finished her BSc (hons), towards

Research interests

Irina’s research interests span the computational challenges of bioinformatics (high throughput sequencing across various modalities, co-sequencing, imaging linked to spatial transcriptomics and the processing of large medical measurements). A decade ago, the main question was “what is differentially expressed”; current challenges focus on “why is a gene differentially expressed”. The functional characterisation of a gene (or multiple genes, part of a pathway) poses additional computational difficulties due to noise in quantification, biases, and often incomplete set of measurements. While building optimised tools to ensure robust and reproducible analyses, her goal is to discern the relevant patterns that could bring quantitative medicine closer to the goal of personalised medicine.