Dragana Vuckovic | Postdoctoral Fellow

Vuckovic, Dragana

Dragana is a Postdoctoral fellow in Human Genetics - Soranzo team. She completed her PhD in Statistical Genetics at the University of Trieste in Italy, after graduating in Mathematics.
Her past and present work aims at developing and applying robust statistical methodology to unravel genetic predisposition to human disease and traits. During her PhD she developed original statistical methods as well as computational genetics frameworks contributing to ground-breaking genetics association studies in large-scale datasets.
Her current research focuses on the haematological system. This project is embedded within the NIHR Blood & Transplant Research Unit (BTRU) in Population Health and Genomics, and specifically the Genetics Theme. Overall, results are expected to contribute to understanding of how individual genetic profiles affect disease risk and treatment in the population at large, informing the implementation of personalised medicine strategies in the UK.

Publications

  • 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

  • Whole-genome sequencing reveals new insights into age-related hearing loss: cumulative effects, pleiotropy and the role of selection.

    Vuckovic D, Mezzavilla M, Cocca M, Morgan A, Brumat M et al.

    European journal of human genetics : EJHG 2018;26;8;1167-1179

  • Mutations in L-type amino acid transporter-2 support SLC7A8 as a novel gene involved in age-related hearing loss.

    Espino Guarch M, Font-Llitjós M, Murillo-Cuesta S, Errasti-Murugarren E, Celaya AM et al.

    eLife 2018;7

  • Genome-wide association analysis on normal hearing function identifies PCDH20 and SLC28A3 as candidates for hearing function and loss.

    Vuckovic D, Dawson S, Scheffer DI, Rantanen T, Morgan A et al.

    Human molecular genetics 2015;24;19;5655-64

  • Expression and replication studies to identify new candidate genes involved in normal hearing function.

    Girotto G, Vuckovic D, Buniello A, Lorente-Cánovas B, Lewis M et al.

    PloS one 2014;9;1;e85352

  • Genome-wide association study identifies 74 loci associated with educational attainment.

    Okbay A, Beauchamp JP, Fontana MA, Lee JJ, Pers TH et al.

    Nature 2016;533;7604;539-42

  • Directional dominance on stature and cognition in diverse human populations.

    Joshi PK, Esko T, Mattsson H, Eklund N, Gandin I et al.

    Nature 2015;523;7561;459-462

  • Whole-genome sequencing reveals new insights into age-related hearing loss: cumulative effects, pleiotropy and the role of selection.

    Vuckovic D, Mezzavilla M, Cocca M, Morgan A, Brumat M et al.

    European journal of human genetics : EJHG 2018;26;8;1167-1179

  • Mutations in L-type amino acid transporter-2 support SLC7A8 as a novel gene involved in age-related hearing loss.

    Espino Guarch M, Font-Llitjós M, Murillo-Cuesta S, Errasti-Murugarren E, Celaya AM et al.

    eLife 2018;7

  • Genome-wide association study identifies 74 loci associated with educational attainment.

    Okbay A, Beauchamp JP, Fontana MA, Lee JJ, Pers TH et al.

    Nature 2016;533;7604;539-42

  • Genome-wide association analysis on normal hearing function identifies PCDH20 and SLC28A3 as candidates for hearing function and loss.

    Vuckovic D, Dawson S, Scheffer DI, Rantanen T, Morgan A et al.

    Human molecular genetics 2015;24;19;5655-64

  • 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

  • Directional dominance on stature and cognition in diverse human populations.

    Joshi PK, Esko T, Mattsson H, Eklund N, Gandin I et al.

    Nature 2015;523;7561;459-462

  • Expression and replication studies to identify new candidate genes involved in normal hearing function.

    Girotto G, Vuckovic D, Buniello A, Lorente-Cánovas B, Lewis M et al.

    PloS one 2014;9;1;e85352

Vuckovic, Dragana