Dr Velislava Petrova
I am a Postdoctoral Fellow working in the field of immunogenetics. I use immune receptor sequencing to understand the evolution of antigen-specific responses to different antigens in infection, vaccination and autoimmunity.
My background is in the fields of immunology and infectious diseases. During my PhD, I worked on the development of methods for B-cell receptor sequencing, which I then applied in the context of virus infection and vaccination. My current postdoctoral work focuses on the investigation of antigen reactivity driving chronic inflammation in inflammatory bowel disease. In addition to my employment at the Wellcome Sanger Insitute, I am a Borysiewicz Fellow at the University of Cambridge. As part of this fellowship, I am working on a project inspired by one of the UN sustainable development goals which combines research and global health policy in the area of infectious diseases.
Awarded the Borysiewicz Biomedical Sciences Fellowship
Started a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Wellcome Sanger Institute
Completed a PhD at the Wellcome Sanger Institute/Univeristy of Cambridge
Started the 4-Year Wellcome Trust PhD Programme at The Sanger Institute
Completed a BSc in Virology and Immunology at the University of Bristol
Completed a Placement Year at The Sanger Institute
Awarded Industrial Placement Scholarship at Pfizer, R&D Sandwich
Completed a summer placement at the Max Planck Institute, Göttingen