Board members

President: Nila Servaas
Nila is a PhD student at the Laboratory for Translational Immunology at the UMC Utrecht. Her work is focused on identifying key molecular determinants of Systemic Sclerosis, a chronic autoimmune disorder, by applying a co-expression network based approach. Next to doing computational analyses, she’s also performing in vitro studies in the laboratory to functionally validate her findings.
Secretary: David Lao-Martil
David is a PhD student at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Technology Eindhoven. He works in developing a comprehensive kinetic metabolic model of central carbon metabolism in Yeast. The current focus of his work is on solving topological and parametric uncertainty, using published and advanced parameter estimation tools from his research group.
Treasurer: Joanna von Berg
Joanna is a PhD student in the Center for Molecular Medicine at the UMC Utrecht. She is using Genome-Wide Association Studies to study the genetic architecture of ischaemic stroke and its sub-types. She is also interested in applying machine learning methods to genetic data to predict an individual’s risk to get a certain condition or disease.
PR: Alexandra Danyi
Alexandra is a PhD student in the Center for Molecular Medicine at the UMC Utrecht. The main aim of her current project is the classification of cancer types based on somatic mutational profiles, with specific focus on non-coding mutations and with the objective of utilising this application for CUPS (Cancer of Unknown Primary Site) prediction. She is also interested in applying machine learning and genome shape maps to uncover underlying non-coding disease driver mutations.