Dr Valentina Iotchkova | EBI Sanger Postdoctoral Fellow

Iotchkova, Valentina

Valentina Iotchkova studied Mathematics and Statistics (2004-2009), followed by a DPhil in Statistical Genetics (2009-2013) in Professor Jonathan Marchini's group at the University of Oxford on Bayesian method development for multivariate phenotype analysis for genome-wide association studies.

She is currently an EBI-Sanger postdoctoral fellow (ESPOD) shared between Professor Nicole Soranzo's group at Sanger and Dr Ewan Birney's group at EBI, working on modelling the genetic-epigenetic regulatory pathways in hematopoietic cells. Her interests lie in statistical method development for analysis of high-dimentional datasets in quest for unravelling the genetic basis of phenotypic variation.


  • The UK10K project identifies rare variants in health and disease.

    UK10K Consortium, Walter K, Min JL, Huang J, Crooks L et al.

    Nature 2015;526;7571;82-90

  • A rare variant in APOC3 is associated with plasma triglyceride and VLDL levels in Europeans.

    Timpson NJ, Walter K, Min JL, Tachmazidou I, Malerba G et al.

    Nature communications 2014;5;4871

  • MultiMeta: an R package for meta-analyzing multi-phenotype genome-wide association studies.

    Vuckovic D, Gasparini P, Soranzo N and Iotchkova V

    Bioinformatics (Oxford, England) 2015;31;16;2754-6

Iotchkova, Valentina