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.
A rare variant in APOC3 is associated with plasma triglyceride and VLDL levels in Europeans.
Nature communications 2014;5;4871
MultiMeta: an R package for meta-analyzing multi-phenotype genome-wide association studies.
Bioinformatics (Oxford, England) 2015;31;16;2754-6