Slavica Dimitrieva – Laureate of the 2013 SIB Best Swiss Bioinformatics Graduate Paper Award
Slavica received the award for her paper entitled “Genomic context analysis reveals dense interaction network between vertebrate ultra-conserved non-coding elements”, which was part of Slavica’s doctoral work conducted in the team of SIB Group Leader Philipp Bucher at the EPFL, Lausanne.
After a short postdoc at the Imperial College London, Slavica returned to Switzerland and worked for several years as Bioinformatician at the Functional Genomics Center Zurich led by SIB Group Leader Hubert Rehrauer. Recently, Slavica started working at the Novartis Institutes of Biomedical Research (NIBR) as an Investigator in the Oncology Bioinformatics team. Read our interview to learn more about her research interests!
Any words for the future generation of bioinformaticians?
Bioinformatics as a field is developing at a much faster pace than ever before. Anyone who wants to work in this field, must ensure that they are continuously developing and reinforcing their knowledge and skills in order to keep up with the leading-edge technologies. It is also equally important to collaborate with scientists trained in other disciplines, to bridge the knowledge gaps and to advance findings.