Dr Dragana Vuckovic

Subject Statistical Genetics
Fellow type Postdoctoral By-Fellows
Year started 2018

Biography


Dragana is a Postdoctoral fellow at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, Cambridge. She completed her PhD in Statistical Genetics at the University of Trieste in Italy, after graduating in Mathematics.
Her past and present work aims at developing and applying robust statistical methodology to unravel genetic predisposition to human disease and traits. During her PhD she developed original statistical methods as well as computational genetics frameworks contributing to ground-breaking genetics association studies in large-scale datasets.
Her current research focuses on the haematological system. This project is embedded within the NIHR Blood & Transplant Research Unit (BTRU) in Population Health and Genomics, and specifically the Genetics Theme. Overall, results are expected to contribute to understanding of how individual genetic profiles affect disease risk and treatment in the population at large, informing the implementation of personalised medicine strategies in the UK.