Computational Epigenomics

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Current Members

Yassen Assenov

Dr. Yassen Assenov

Group leader (Google Scholar)

Yassen's main interest is in the diagnostic potential of methylation and other epigenomic data. He also likes to integrate heterogeneous repositories and to experiment with data visualization techniques.

Reka Toth

Dr. Reka Toth

Post-doc (Google Scholar)

Reka identifies diagnostic and prognostic panels for tumor subtypes, focusing on cholangiocarcinoma and prostate cancer. She also evaluates and optimizes pipelines for processing large-scale genomic and epigenomic data.

Pavlo Lutsik

Dr. Pavlo Lutsik

Post-doc (Google Scholar)

Pavlo develops optimization techniques to solve problems related to tumor content and cellular heterogeneity. His work relies heavily on cloud computing and distributed platforms.

Yoann Pageaud

Yoann Pageaud

Junior scientist

Yoann investigates the variability and prognostic potential of methylation in repeat elements. He also brings a variety of genomic annotations together.

Anand Thippeswamy

Anand Mayakonda Thippeswamy

Ph.D Student

Anand investigates age-related changes in the DNA methylome and their relationship to acute myeloid leukemia. He also loves integrating mutation profiles with epigenetic data.

Kersten Breuer

Kersten Breuer

Intern

Kersten compares data obtained using classical ChIP-seq and ChIPmentation protocols. He also optimizes and extends pipelines in a cluster environment.

Ralitsa Langova

Ralitsa Langova

Intern

Ralitsa investiages the role of methylation in alternative transcription and uses the results to identify novel deregulated genes in cancer.

Former Members

Olga Bogatyrova

Dr. Olga Bogatyrova

crrently at Merck

Olga was a post-doc and investiged the relevance of mutations in epigenetic enzymes on global epigenetic patterns in different cancer entities. She also studied the mechanisms of deregulation of ncRNAs in early-onset prostate cancer.

Mirazul Islam

Mirazul Islam

currently at Broad Institute (LinkedIn)

Mirazul was a summer intern in 2015. He studies the interplay between genetic and epigenetic aberrations in acute myeloid leukemia.

Olena Maiakovska

Olena Maiakovska

currently PhD student at DKFZ

Olena was a summer intern in 2016. She performed power analysis in epigenetic datasets and enrichment analysis of annotation overlap.

Julia Botta

Julia Botta

currently Master-Student at the Heidelberg University

Julia was an intern in 2017. She efficiently summarized the methylation variability at predefined genomic regions across large cohorts.