Main Menu

Evolutionary Genomics and Modelling Team

Dr Andrea Sottoriva’s team uses biological, clinical and mathematical expertise, in order to decipher how cancer progresses, metastasises and develops treatment resistance.

Team leader

Dr Andrea Sottoriva

Dr Andrea Sottoriva

Dr Andrea Sottoriva uses genomics and computational approaches to understand cancer as a complex system. He obtained a degree in computer science and worked in particle physics before switching to biomedical research. He is the Deputy Director of the ICR's Centre for Evolution and Cancer.

Team members

 Kate Chkhaidze
Kate Chkhaidze 
PhD Student

Kate is a PhD student studying cancer evolution using statistical and computational methods. Her background is in pure mathematics (BSc) and statistics (MSc). She joined the lab in October 2015 to commence her studies.

 Reda Stankunaite
Reda Stankunaite
PhD Student

I obtained an MSci in Biochemistry from the University of Glasgow in 2018. In October 2018 I joined the labs of Dr Michael Hubank and Dr Andrea Sottoriva to investigate the use of liquid biopsy to monitor clonal frequency and emergence of resistance mutations in paediatric cancers.

Dr Ahmet Acar 
Postdoctoral training fellow
Giulio Caravagna
Postdoctoral Researcher
George Cresswell
Postdoctoral Researcher
Javier Fernandez Mateos
Postdoctoral Researcher
Timon Heide
PhD Student
Daniel Nichol
Postdoctoral Researcher
Inma Spiteri
Lab manager
Haider Tari
PhD student
Nick Trahearn
Postdoctoral Researcher
Dr Benjamin Werner
Postdoctoral training fellow
Luis Zapata Ortiz
Postdoctoral Researcher