Dr Anita Grigoriadis
Reader in Cancer Bioinformatics
Anita Grigoriadis is a Reader in the School of Cancer and Pharmaceutical Sciences at King’s College London (KCL), the School Lead (International) and Training Lead for the CRUK KHP Centre, and holds a guest lecturership at Birkbeck College, University of London. Anita is the lead of “CAncer microBiome ImmuNology DAtascience” (CABINDA), a newly formed initiative between the School of Cancer and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dental Institute and Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences.
After her Master’s degree at the Institute of Molecular Pathology, University of Vienna (Austria), she pursued a joint PhD between the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (LICR), London, and Faculty of Natural Sciences, Salzburg (Austria). Anita conducted her postdoctoral training on breast cancer genomics at the LICR, and later moved to the Breakthrough Breast Cancer Centre (London) with Professor Alan Ashworth. In 2008, she joined the Breast Cancer NOW Unit (formerly Breakthrough Breast Cancer Research) at KCL under the leadership of Professor Andrew Tutt, where her bioinformatics interest in studying genomic instability and immune-related features in breast cancer started.
Dr Jelmar Quist
Postdoctoral Cancer Bioinformatician
Jelmar received his undergraduate degree in Bioinformatics from the University of Applied Sciences Leiden in The Netherlands. After finishing his Master of Research in Bioinformatics with Systems Biology at Birkbeck, University of London, he obtained a PhD studentship in Translational Medicine from the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Guy’s and St Thomas’. In 2018, he finished his PhD in Cancer Bioinformatics, focusing on the identification of drivers and dependencies of genomic instability in TNBC. In his current work, he seeks to understand how ectopic expression of HORMAD1 influences the tumour immune microenvironment and DNA damage response sin TNBC, with the aim of optimising patient stratification.
Tom is an MRC-funded PhD student who started in October 2017. His project focuses on understanding the evolution of the premetastatic lymph node niche. He has completed his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at King’s College London, followed by a Master of Science in Bioinformatics and Theoretical Systems Biology at Imperial College London.
Radhika is a second year iCASE MRC-DTP PhD student at King’s in collaboration with her industry partner Cambridge Cancer Genomics (CCG). Her project focuses on investigating the presence of the microbiota at the tumour site and their downstream effects in genomic instability and immune infiltration. Prior to her PhD Radhika completed an integrated masters’ degree in Biology specialising in genetics at the University of York.
Dr Orsolya Sipos
Postdoctoral Cancer Bioinformatician
Orsolya completed her doctoral studies in the Cell Biophysics research group at the Biological Research Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. After receiving her PhD she worked for the Anthony Nolan Trust, a charity supporting stem cell transplant research, then she joined the Clinical Trials and Statistics Unit of The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR). In September 2017 Orsolya moved to the Bioinformatics Team in the Breast Cancer Now Centre at ICR in collaboration with our group. She is currently working on the data analysis of the Triple Negative breast cancer Trial (TNT) focusing on potential molecular biomarkers. Her main research interests are analysis of integrated multi-omics datasets and applications of machine learning technology in clinical trials.
Ellie is an MRC DTP student that started with the group in December 2019. She previously completed a Biochemistry BSc at the University of Leeds and a master’s in Infection and Immunity at UCL. Her project combines image analysis and transcriptomics to immunophenotype the premetastatic niche of draining lymph nodes in patients with invasive breast cancer.
Greg joined the bioinformatics group after completing a MSc in data science and machine learning at King’s College London. He initially received a MSci in Physics from the University of Bristol and then worked in quantitative finance focusing on computational and statistical methods. In his current work, he aims to apply machine learning and computer vision techniques to digital pathology images to find early indication of transitions indicative of potential cancerous spread to lymph nodes.
Harry Chinque is a research technician at the Comprehensive Cancer Centre. He completed his studies in 2018 at Brunel University London in biomedical sciences and currently works with the bioinformatics team at KCL. He is Investigating the immune response of involved and uninvolved lymph nodes surrounding tumour infiltrating lymphocytes in breast cancer. Harry Enjoys basketball, stand-up comedy and brain teasers
Katherine is a Master’s student in Bioinformatics at Lund University, Sweden, who previously completed her BSc in Biomedical Sciences at University College Dublin. She joined the group for her Master’s degree project which focuses on cancer testis gene methylation in TNBC. The project aims to establish whether cancer testis antigens are under epigenetic control in TNBC, and if this is linked to BRCA1 deficiency.
Mengyuan Li is CSC-funded PhD student who started in October 2020. Her project focuses on integrative analyses of image and genomic profiling data to investigate metastatic development in lymph nodes. Prior to that she received her bachelor degree in Biotechnology at South China Agricultural University in 2018 and her master degree in Bioinformatics at the University of Edinburgh in 2019. Then she worked as a research assistant focused on HPV-related cancer and virus integration at the First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University until 2020.
Hannah Lau is a PhD student under the National University of Singapore-King’s College London (NUS-KCL) Joint Degree Program. The focus of her PhD project is to investigate the intratumour heterogeneity in breast cancer and its influence on the tumour microenvironment and stroma. Prior to this, Hannah completed her bachelor’s degree with honours in Life Sciences (specialisation in Biomedical Sciences) at the National University of Singapore.