Jesko Wagner

PhD student of bioinformatics at University of Edinburgh

© Christian Padberg

I am a PhD student at Edinburgh University, looking to find new treatments for glioblastoma by improving drug profiling. Specifically, I work with high-throughput morphological screens from which I extract biologically interpretable results.

My previous research projects spanned everything from (epi-)genomics, over single-cell analysis to machine-learning. In the process, I investigated DNA fragility, predicted gene pathway defects from genetic scars, and found changes in epigenetic states from single-cell MNase-seq data. Throughout this time I gathered experience in best practices in data science, developed skills in machine-learning, and learned a lot about assessing omics through sequencing.

Want to learn more? Feel free to get in touch, I am always happy to chat over an informal coffee. You can find my contact details by clicking on one of the buttons on the top left.

Current and past affiliations

Date Supervisor Institute Role Project
Aug. 2021 – current Sjoerd Beentjes, Ava Khamseh University of Edinburgh. Institute of Cancer and Genomics. PhD Student Drug profiling in glioblastoma
Mar. 2021 – Aug. 2021 Jan Korbel EMBL Heidelberg. Unit of Genome Biology. Research Intern Strand-seq
Dec. 2020 – Feb. 2021 Stein Aerts VIB-KU Leuven. Literature Research Intern  
Dec. 2019 – Nov. 2020 Jeroen de Ridder & Edwin Cuppen UMC Utrecht. Center for Molecular Medicine. Master Thesis Intern SVs in cancer
Feb. 2021 – Sep. 2019 Nicola Crosetto Karolinska Institutet. SciLifeLab. Research Intern BLISS