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Prof. Monika Gullerova lab, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology

Dr. Yulia Lomonosova, Wood Lab, Department of Paediatrics

Dr. Mathew Stracy lab, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology

Oxford Nanopore Technologies

DPhil students

Irina Chelysheva


Senior Bioinformatician

Irina has a Medical Degree (Russian National Research Medical University) followed by PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Hamburg. She also holds a Master's Degree in Economics (University of Hamburg), with a focus on Health Economics.

From 2015, Irina mainly focused on the bioinformatics part of the research and moved from the wet-laboratory to the data analysis. She was working with a variety of deep-sequencing data, including Ribosome profiling, RNA sequencing, T-cell receptor sequencing, and Oxford Nanopore sequencing.

Irina joined OVG in 2019 as a postdoctoral medical bioinformatician. She is involved in the statistical analysis of big datasets derived from vaccine trials. In addition, Irina is developing new pipelines allowing to increase the quality of the output from deep-sequencing data.

She is proficient in R and Python programming languages and besides the research activity, Irina is organising and leading a weekly Big Data Club within the OVG and periodically delivering the programming tutorials - Code Clinic - at Big Data Institute. Irina is a developer and tutor of Intro to R for biologists and Data analysis & visualisation in R for biologists programming courses, which she is running termly as a part of the MSD Skills Training Program.

Irina is responsible for the bioinformatics training and support of the research staff in OVG. In addition, she is administrating and maintaining a high-performance computing shared server and storage of OVG.

Irina has been an active member of the Early Career Research Committee of the Department since its formation in 2019. She chairs the Medical Sciences Division Research Staff Forum and is a co-chair of the Research Staff Consultation Group - a key committee that feeds into University governance decisions about research staff.

From 2022 Irina is a Research Associate at Wadham College.

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