I received my Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies in in 2010, followed by a Master’s degree in Bioinformatics in 2011 in Skopje, Macedonia. For my PhD studies I moved to Ljubljana, Slovenia, where I started working at the Department of Knowledge Technologies at the Jožef Stefan Institute. For my thesis I developed methods for scientific knowledge discovery by modeling and design of deterministic and stochastic dynamical biological systems. Since 2016 I work as a research associate at the Jožef Stefan Institute.
In 2018 I joined the Saez-Rodriguez group at the Heidelberg University, as a postdoctoral researcher, focusing on machine learning for modeling spatially resolved omics data.
My research interests are at the intersection of systems sciences and machine learning. I am interested in the development of methods that combine data and prior knowledge. I have a strong background in machine learning and experience in computational systems biology. I am experienced in modeling and design of dynamical systems and their application to problems coming from the domains of systems and synthetic biology. I am currently working on developing methods for analysis of highly multiplexed and spatially resolved data. I am keen to understand the different patterns of expression within the tissue and bridge them to the underlying dynamical mechanisms that can explain the emergent functional programs and organization.
|2018–present||Postdoctoral researcher – Institute for Computational Biomedicine, Heidelberg University, Germany|
|2016–present||Research associate – Department of Knowledge Technologies, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia|
|2011-2016||Research assistant – Department of Knowledge Technologies, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia|
|2011–2016||PhD in Information and Communication Technologies – Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School, Ljubljana, Slovenia|
|2010–2011||Master of Science in Bioinformatics - Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia|
|2006–2010||Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies – Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia|