Dr Atma Ivancevic

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 the 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.

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Dr Atma Ivancevic

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 the 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 Amount
2017 Honour Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence The University of Adelaide

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

Applied Mathematics, Bioinformatics, Creative Writing, Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Medical Genetics, Neurogenetics

Journals

Year Citation
2016 Ivancevic, A., Kortschak, R., Bertozzi, T. & Adelson, D. (2016). LINEs between Species: Evolutionary Dynamics of LINE-1 Retrotransposons across the Eukaryotic Tree of Life. Genome biology and evolution, 8, 11, 3301-3322.
10.1093/gbe/evw243
2013 Feechan, A., Jermakow, A., Ivancevic, A., Godfrey, D., Pak, H., Panstruga, R. & Dry, I. (2013). Host cell entry of powdery mildew is correlated with endosomal transport of antagonistically acting VvPEN1 and VvMLO to the papilla. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 26, 10, 1138-1150.
10.1094/mpmi-04-13-0091-r
2013 Ivancevic, A., Walsh, A., Kortschak, R. & Adelson, D. (2013). Jumping the fine LINE between species: Horizontal transfer of transposable elements in animals catalyses genome evolution. Bioessays, 35, 12, 1071-1082.
10.1002/bies.201300072

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2015 Adelson, D., Buckley, R., Ivancevic, A., Qu, Z. & Zeng, L. (2015). Retrotransposons: Genomic and trans-genomic agents of change.
10.1007/978-3-319-19932-0_4

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

- Helped supervise two Honours students in the Adelson lab (School of Biological Sciences, University of Adelaide, 2016)

Committee Memberships

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

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