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Dr Nenad Bartonicek

The common theme of my education and work experience is exploring borders between biology and mathematics. Originally from Zagreb, Croatia, I finished the IB Baccalaureate in the US and graduated at the University of Zagreb in Molecular biology (Bioinformatics) and Pharmacy (Biochemistry). After wor
Bioinformatics Research Officer

Bioinformatic Research Officer

The common theme of my education and work experience is exploring borders between biology and mathematics. Originally from Zagreb, Croatia, I finished the IB Baccalaureate in the US and graduated at the University of Zagreb in Molecular biology (Bioinformatics) and Pharmacy (Biochemistry).

After work in GlaxoSmithKline Research Centre Zagreb as a data analyst I decided to pursuit my interests in gene expression and genomics. The EMBL fellowship allowed me to work with Anton Enright at the European Bioinformatics Institute in Cambridge, UK where I received a PhD in functional genomic analyses of non-coding RNAs.

Research Interests

Genomics
Gene expression and epigenetics
Cancer
Non-coding RNAs
Biostatistics
Data visualization

Awards and Honours

2012 - Talk invitation, Cold Spring Harbour Conference on Non-coding RNAs
2011 - Cancer Research UK Symposium, Poster award
2008 - EMBL fellowship
2007 - GlaxoSmithKline, Performance Award
2004 - University of Zagreb, Dean’s award
2003 - Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Zagreb, Student of the year
2003 - Faculty of Sciences, University of Zagreb, Student of the year
2002 - Pliva Pharmaceutical Company Scholarship

Education

2012 - PhD, University of Cambridge - UK
2004 - Diploma degree in Molecular biology, University of Zagreb - Croatia
2006 - Diploma degree in Pharmacy, University of Zagreb - Croatia

Selected Publications

De Fazio, S., Bartonicek, N., Di Giacomo, M., Abreu-Goodger, C., Sankar, A., Funaya, C., Antony, C., Moreira, P.N., Enright, A.J., and O'Carroll, D. (2011). The endonuclease activity of Mili fuels piRNA amplification that silences LINE1 elements. Nature 480, 259-263.

Bartonicek, N., and Enright, A.J. (2010). SylArray: a web server for automated detection of miRNA effects from expression data. Bioinformatics 26, 2900-2901.

Dr Nenad Bartonicek