Robin Andersson, PhD – Principal Investigator

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Robin Andersson

Robin Andersson graduated as a Computer Scientist at Linköping University (Sweden, 2004), after which he obtained a PhD in Bioinformatics at Uppsala University (Sweden, 2010). He did a postdoc in the lab of Prof. Albin Sandelin at University of Copenhagen (Denmark), where he mainly focused on transcriptional regulation and enhancer transcription. In 2015, Robin received a European Research Council (ERC) starting grant, which was the starting point of the Andersson lab at the Section for Computational and RNA Biology, Dept. of Biology, University of Copenhagen (Denmark). In 2020 he became an Associate Professor of Bioinformatics.

Lucas van Duin – PhD student

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Lucas holds a Master’s degree in Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences and a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from the Utrecht University, the Netherlands. His work focuses on the regulation of gene co-activity.

Hjorleifur “Hjolli” Einarsson – Postdoc

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Hjorleifur Einarsson

Hjolli holds a Bachelor’s diploma in Molecular biology from the University of Iceland, a Master’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Copenhagen, and a PhD in Bioinformatics from University of Copenhagen. His work focuses on regulatory variation, plasticity, robustness, and the effects of genetic variation on transcriptional regulatory activities.

Marta Greedy Escudero – PhD student

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Xuening He – PhD student

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Xuening He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Life science from University of Science and Technology of China, and a Master’s degree in Bioinformatics (computer science track) from University of Copenhagen. Her work focus on using interpretable machine learning models to understand the sequence determinants of promoters and enhancers.

Robert Krautz, PhD – postdoc

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Robert Krautz obtained his PhD in Molecular Biology at Stockholm University, acquired a Diploma degree at the Julius-Maximilians University, Würzburg, and worked as a PostDoc at the Gurdon Institute in Cambridge, UK. His work revolves around identifying general patterns of transcriptional regulation during regeneration and induction of stress by using Drosophila as a model system.

Natsuda Navamajiti – PhD student

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Natsuda graduated from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering (Bioinformatics). Her work focuses on characterizing the regulatory activities of enhancers and promoters in pediatric acute myeloid leukemia. Natsuda is part of the ENHPATHY Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) European Training Network.

Carlotta Porcelli – PhD student (joint with Peter Brodersen)

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Carlotta holds a Master’s degree in Bioinformatics from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with interdisciplinary course in Biotechnology from the University of Trento, Italy. Her work focuses on the m6A RNA modification and its implications in stem cells behaviour in Arabidopsis thaliana, with a particular interest for data integration.

Wei-Lin Qiu – Postdoc

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Wei-Lin Qiu holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology (2014) from Wuhan University (China). He received his PhD in Cell Biology (2020), and did a postdoc in the lab of Prof. Cheng-Ran Xu at Peking University (China), where he applied single-cell and epigenetic analyses to investigate the development of pancreas and liver. His current work is focused on linking enhancers to genes with single-cell data.

Sarah Rennie, PhD – Assistant professor

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Sarah Rennie

Sarah Rennie received her PhD in Computational Biology from the University of Edinburgh, UK, and holds a Master’s degree in Biometry from the University of Reading, UK. Her work is focused on the statistical modeling of transcriptional regulation; deciphering the function, complexity and connectivity of enhancers and promoters in larger regulatory architectures.

Renato Salazar – Postdoc

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Christian Vaagenso – Lab technician

Christian Vaagenso

Christian Vaagenso is a retired ice hockey professional and has work experience in the chemical industry. He is a lab technician at the Section for Computational and RNA Biology and is experienced in various lab techniques, including CAGE, ATAC-seq, PCR, qPCR, Western Blot, RACE and cloning.

Lab alumni

  • Maria Dalby, PhD student 2015-2018. Currently Head of Bioinformatics, Muna Therapeutics.
  • Stylianos Bakoulis, PhD student 2017-2022.
  • Marco Salvatore, Postdoc 2019-2022. Currently Head of Target & Biomarker Discovery, Abzu.
  • Nicolas Alcaraz, Postdoc 2016-2020. Currently Assistant Professor at University of Copenhagen.

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