Isidora Gocmanac

Project title: Epigenomic profiling in disease relevant cell types
Supervisor: Dr Nathan Skene
Location: Level 7, Sir Michael Uren Hub, White City Campus, 86 Wood Lane, W12 0BZ

About me

I recently began my PhD in Skene Lab, focusing on "Epigenetic Profiling in Disease-Relevant Cell Types." This follows my successful completion of an MSc in Genomic Medicine at Imperial College London, where I graduated with distinction. During my MSc, I worked on developing and optimising Targeted Insertion of Promoters Sequencing (TIP-seq), a novel method for high-throughput profiling of chromatin states, crucial for understanding gene regulation in neurodegenerative diseases. My BSc in Genomics from the University of Bologna included a research project at the Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology, where I conducted bioinformatic analysis to identify potential thermosensors in microbial species, enhancing my skills in genome analysis and data interpretation. These projects have been instrumental in shaping my research path and skillset.

My academic endeavours are driven by a passion for understanding neurodegenerative diseases, and my current project aims to unravel the complexities of epigenetics in these conditions. With a background that combines wet-lab techniques and computational analysis, I am excited to contribute to ground breaking research that could transform our understanding of many diseases. Beyond academia, I am passionate about sports, enjoy spending time with family and friends, and love to travel, seeking new experiences and perspectives.


  • 2022-2023: MSc Genomic Medicine, Imperial College London
  • 2019-2022: BSc Genomics, University of Bologna

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