Atma Ivancevic

Dr Atma Ivancevic

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Atma Ivancevic is a postdoctoral researcher at the Adelaide Medical School, Neurogenetics Research Program. Her background includes an undergraduate degree in mathematics, recently conferred PhD in bioinformatics (awarded a University Doctoral Research Medal and Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence), and several attempts at freelance science writing. Her current project in the Gecz lab (@GeczSquadGoals) involves designing and optimizing pipelines to identify the genetic causes of intellectual disabilities, particularly epilepsy and cerebral palsy.

Current projects:

- Evaluation and optimisation of current variant calling pipelines for identification of disease genes in intellectual disabilities.

- Development of new bioinformatics pipelines for neurogenetics analysis, particularly in the areas of proteomics and structural variation (e.g. mobile element insertions).

- Development of alternative population genetics approaches for inferring ancestry and species relationships.

Previous projects:

- The evolution and long-term impact of mobile element horizontal transfer in eukaryotic species (PhD).

- The role of VvPEN1 and VvMLO in powdery mildew resistance in grapevine (RA).

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2017 - 2017 Postdoctoral Research Fellow The University of Adelaide
    2016 - 2016 Practical Demonstrator for 3rd Year Genetics The University of Adelaide
    2012 - 2012 Research Assistant Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
    2011 - 2011 Summer Scholar Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
    2010 - 2011 Summer Scholar Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (ACPFG)
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2017 Honour Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence The University of Adelaide Australia
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Serbian Can read, speak and understand spoken
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2013 - 2016 The University of Adelaide Australia PhD in Bioinformatics
    2010 - 2012 The University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
  • Research Interests

- Practical Demonstrator for GENETICS 3111 (Undergraduate, 3rd Year, School of Biological Sciences, University of Adelaide, 2016 Sem 1)

  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2017 - ongoing Member ABACBS Conference Committee Australia
    2016 - 2017 Member Australian Bioinformatics And Computational Biology Society (ABACBS) 2017 Organising Committee The University of Adelaide Australia
  • Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Phone: 83137974
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  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 8
  • Room: WS8071.16
  • Org Unit: Adelaide Medical School

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