Dr Elena Denisenko is Bioinformatics Lead at the Systems Biology and Genomics Laboratory at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, The University of Western Australia. She has over ten years of experience working in industry and academia analysing different types of transcriptomic data.
Dr Denisenko received her MSc degree in Bioengineering and Bioinformatics from Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia. She spent four years working as a bioinformatics analyst in industry and then moved to New Zealand, where she completed her PhD at the Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, Massey University Auckland in 2018.
Since joining the Perkins in 2018, Dr Denisenko has been working in the fields of single-cell sequencing and spatial transcriptomics data analysis and interpretation. Most of her time is dedicated to the Western Australian Cancer Single Cell Consortium which brings together oncologists and cancer researchers across Perth to build a comprehensive atlas of the cell types that make up tumours, with the ultimate goal of predicting tumours’ responses to drugs and developing innovative cancer treatments.