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Anastasia Ignatieva

I am organising the Research Students' Conference in Population Genetics, to be held on 21-23 July 2021.


I am a third year OxWaSP student, supervised by Paul Jenkins (Warwick) and Jotun Hein (Oxford).

My interests lie at the intersection of statistics, probability theory and computation, applied to problems arising within population genetics. My research focuses on developing and applying methods to gain insights into the evolution of organisms from genetic sequencing data. I am interested in stochastic process models for describing the dynamics of a given population, studying the properties of such models, and using them for inference of biological parameters governing the evolution of the population.

Prior to my PhD, I completed my undergrad in Mathematics at Trinity College Dublin, followed by an MSc in Statistics and Operational Research at the University of Edinburgh.

Publications and preprints

A. Ignatieva, R. B. Lyngsø, P. A. Jenkins and J. Hein. KwARG: Parsimonious reconstruction of ancestral recombination graphs with recurrent mutation. Bioinformatics, to appear. [arXiv][bioRxiv][GitHub]

A. Ignatieva, J. Hein and P. A. Jenkins (2020). A characterisation of the reconstructed birth-death process through time rescaling. Theoretical Population Biology, 134: 61-76. [Journal][arXiv]