My research interest lies at the intersection of Machine Learning and Biology and Healthcare. The rapid advancements in technology, especially those enabling investigating genomics at single cell resolution, coupled with the progress in Machine Learning, have rendered computational biology an exceptionally captivating and invigorating field of study. Within this space, I’m particularly interested in Multimodal and Generative Models.
For my PhD at the University of Oxford I studied the cancer of the uterus and the role chromatin organisation plays in its initiation and progression. During my studies I interned at Novo Nordisk Research Centre in Oxford where I worked with NLP and knowledge graphs to identify potential new drug candidates.
Recently, I joined Microsoft Research New England as an intern where I am mentored by Alex Lu, Ava Amini, and Lorin Crawford. During the course of the internship I am working with Foundation Models in Computational Biology.
If you find anything on this website interesting or just fancy a chat about the intersection of biology, healthcare and Machine Learning be sure to reach out!
Actually, my full name is Katarzyna Kedzierska, or Katarzyna Zofia Kedzierska (including my middle name). In Polish, we usually have a shorter version of a name that we go by and reserve the full legal name (here: Katarzyna) for official occasions, or when we get in trouble with our parents. Here you can find recordings on how to pronounce my shorter name: Kasia or longer: Katarzyna.
PhD in Genomic Medicine and Statistics, in progress
University of Oxford
MSc in Biotechnology, 2018
Warsaw University of Technology
You can read about my recent projects below. Those include my past work and DPhil project, as well as my volunteer work and hobbies.