Violeta Kovacheva

Vita

From 05/2016
PostDoctoral Research Fellow, Division of Molecular Pathology, the Institute of Cancer Research, London, UK
01/2016 - 04/2016
Research Assistant, Department of Computer Science, University of Warwick, UK
10/2015 - 04/2016
Early Career Fellow, Institute of Advanced Studies, the Institute of Cancer Research, London, UK
09/2012 - 09/2015
PhD, Systems Biology DTC, University of Warwick, UK
01/2014 and 11/2014
Research Associate, Qatar University, Qatar
09/2011 - 09/2012
MSc, Systems Biology DTC, University of Warwick, UK
09/2007 - 07/2011
MMath, St. John’s College, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Conferences

  1. Organised Digital Pathology in the Clinic, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK, Feb 2016
  2. Poster at IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro, "A Model of the Spatial Microenvironment of the Colonic Crypt", New York, NY, USA, Apr 2015
  3. Talk at 12th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference, "A Model of the Colonic Crypt Microenvironment", Snowmass, CO, USA, Dec 2014
  4. Poster at 1st Digital Pathology Congress, "A Spatial Model of the Colonic Crypt Microenvironment", London, UK, Dec 2014
  5. Talk at BBSRC Midlands Symposium, "Searching for multiplex biomarkers of colon cancer from multi-protein image data", University of Warwick, UK, Sept 2014
  6. Talk at PGBiomed/ISC, "Searching for multiplex biomarkers of colon cancer from multi-protein image data", University of Warwick, UK, Jul 2014
  7. Poster at 3rd Inter-disciplinary inter-DTC conference (id2), "A Bayesian Framework for Cell-Level Protein Network Analysis for Multivariate Proteomics Image Data", Oxford, UK, Jun 2014
  8. Poster at SPIE Medical Imaging: Digital Pathology, "A Bayesian Framework for Cell-Level Protein Network Analysis for Multivariate Proteomics Image Data", San Diego, CA, USA, Feb 2014
  9. Poster at 2nd Inter-disciplinary inter-DTC conference (id2), "Protein Network Analysis for Colon Cancer", London, UK, May 2013

Publications

Journal papers

  1. V. N. Kovacheva, N. M. Rajpoot, Subcellular Protein Expression Models for Microsatellite Instability in Colorectal Adenocarcinoma Tissue, BMC Bioinformatics, 2016, accepted.
  2. V. N. Kovacheva, D. Snead, N. M. Rajpoot, A Model of the Spatial Tumour Heterogeneity in Colorectal Adenocarcinoma Tissue, BMC Bioinformatics, 2016, 17(255), doi: 10.1186/s12859-016-1126-2.
  3. V. N. Kovacheva D. B. A. Epstein, N. M. Rajpoot. "Advances in Discovery of Complex Biomarkers for Colorectal Cancer Using Multiplexed Proteomics Imaging", Oncology News (2014) 8 (6): 191-193.
  4. V. N. Kovacheva, A. M. Khan, M. Khan, D. B. A. Epstein, N. M. Rajpoot. "DiSWOP: A Novel Measure for Cell-Level Protein Network Analysis in Localised Proteomics Image Data", Bioinformatics (2014) 30 (3): 420-427.

Conference papers

  1. V. N. Kovacheva, D. Snead, N. M. Rajpoot, "A Model of the Spatial Microenvironment of the Colonic Crypt”, Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), 2015 IEEE 12th International Symposium on. IEEE, (2015), 172-176.
  2. V. N. Kovacheva, K. Sirinukunwattana, N. M. Rajpoot, "A Bayesian Framework for Cell-Level Protein Network Analysis for Multivariate Proteomics Image Data", Proc. SPIE 9041, Medical Imaging 2014: Digital Pathology, 904110 (March 20, 2014); doi:10.1117/12.2045028.

Outside work

Outreach and Public Engagement

    From Aug 2014 Member of STEMnet and ScienceGrrl.
    20 Jun 2016 ‘People like me’ training course.
    Nov 2015 – Apr 2016 Code Club leader – weekly classes with 16 9-11 year-olds on basic coding.
    16-19 March 2016 Big Bang Fair – stand assistant.
    3 Feb 2016 XMaS Science Gala – stand presenting Digital Pathology to the general public.
    8 April 2015 Career shadowing for 4 Year 12 pupils.
    24 March 2015 Careers Information Session in Bishop Ullathorne School, Coventry.
    18 March 2015 Girls into STEM event, WMG Academy, Coventry.
    11-14 March 2015 Big Bang Fair – stand assistant.
    15 Oct 2014 Biology Workshops for Lark Rise Academy, Luton.
    6-11 Sep 2014 British Science Festival, Birmingham – science busker.
    24 June 2014 Big Bang West Midlands - general volunteer.
    13-16 March 2014 Big Bang Fair – University of Warwick Faculty of Science stand.
    31 Aug 2013 Science Busking, Coventry City Centre.
    3-8 July 2012 Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, "Tiny Motors" stand.

Post-Doctoral Training Fellow

Dr Violeta Kovacheva
Division of Molecular Pathology &
Centre for Evolution and Cancer
The Institute of Cancer Research
Cotswold Road
SM2 5NG, Surrey
Contact: violet.kovacheva $at$ icr.ac.uk