Victor Greiff, PhD      


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Dr. Greiff started his research group in 2018 at the University of Oslo (UiO), Department of Immunology. The group develops computational and experimental tools to decipher, read, predict and re-engineer  antibody and T-cell repertoires with the aim to develop fundamentally novel immunodiagnostics, vaccines and immunotherapeutics. He uses his time away from science to catch up on current immunology topics, technology developments, and state of the art algorithms – wait a minute, that’s just more science!

Igor Snapkov, MD, PhD


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Igor received his PhD in Cancer Immunology from the University of Tromsø (Norway). He is a postdoctoral fellow studying antibody and T-cell repertoires on the single-cell level in health and disease ultilizing high-throughput sequencing, immuno-mass spectrometry and large-scale epitope arrays.

Rahmad (Mat) Akbar, PhD


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Mat received his PhD in Bioinformatics from the University of Saarland (Germany). He is currently working to resolve antibody-target binding using deep learning, computational immunology, and high-performance computing. He uses his time away from science to 🚴‍♂️ along the fabled Oslo Fjord and learn to put together tasty meals in the kitchen (he fails more often than not but he keeps forging ahead).

Philippe Robert, PhD


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Philippe graduated in computer science in École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, and switched to the dark side of immunology for a while. He left wine and stinky French cheese for good beers, to do a PhD in Germany in Braunschweig in the field of computational modelling. It involved the awakening of T helper cells with different cytokine breakfasts, and the flirting of those lazy cells with B cells in Germinal Center to get a good broad vaccine. Now, we work together on designing good models for antibody binding, by simulating many antibody structures and trying to find how the hell they find their soulmate epitope in this world of nerds..

PhD Students

Andrei Slabodkin (PhD Research Fellowship in Computational Immunology).

Andrei got his Ms in Bioinformatics in St. Petersburg (Russia), and spent some time working on B cells phylogenetics. Now he is trying to understand the connection between germline variations and differences in B(T)CR repertoires. He uses his free time (which of course he, being a PhD student, should not have) to read fiction and walk around the city.

Maria Chernigovskaya  (UiO:ImmunoLingo)

Maria received her Master’s degree in Bioinformatics in Russia. Her projects were devoted to analyzing paired 10-x VDJ datasets and to the construction of mixed metabolic and signaling networks. Currently she is trying to clarify the strength and weaknesses of ML methods applied to AIRR data. Maria is addicted to tea and podcasts and she is perfectly fine with that.

Lonneke Scheffer  (UiO:Department of Informatics), co-supervised together with Geir Kjetil Sandve.

Lonneke obtained a BSc in bioinformatics (Hanze UAS, Groningen) and a MSc in informatics (UiO, Oslo), and is currently working as a PhD student in computational immunology. The objective of her PhD is to quantify the impact of germline gene variation on immune receptor repertoires. She will develop representations in which immune repertoire variability is decomposed into genotype- and environment-derived components. These representations will be used for machine learning-based disease classification. ​In her free time Lonneke enjoys drawing, crafting, sewing and going for hikes in the Norwegian mountains.

Milena Pavlovic (UiO:Department of Informatics), co-supervised together with Geir Kjetil Sandve.

Milena is a PhD student working on immune repertoires and machine learning (co-supervised with Geir Kjetil Sandve). She obtained her BSc and MSc in computer science from the University of Nis, Serbia. She enjoys reading and learning about new languages. She doesn’t really enjoy food but she does sleep at night (not a robot from the future!). Although, she struggles sometimes to press “confirm you are not a robot” whenever a captcha presents this question.

Cédric Weber (ETH Zürich, D-BSSE), co-supervised together with Sai T. Reddy.

Roberta Amoriello (University of Florence), co-supervised together with Clara Ballerini.

Roberta did her BSc at the University on Naples and her MSc at the University of Florence, Italy. She nerds over neuroscience and the central nervous system under the supervision of Dr. Clara Ballerini (University of Florence) and Victor (UiO). Outside of science, she enjoys photography, so much so she is known to live by the principle: ‘a smartphone is not a camera, Iphone can suck it!’. And of course she enjoys Pizzaa!

Ivana Mikocziova (UiO:Dept. of Immunology), co-supervised together with Ludvig M. Sollid.

Master Students

Aleksander Husa (UiO:Department of Informatics), together with Geir Kjetil Sandve. Aleksander is a MSc student in Bioinformatics. He received his bachelor degree​ in electronics engineering from the Oslo Metropolitan University. He enjoys hiking in the Norwegian mountains (or at least the idea of it) and casual gaming.

Khang Le Quy

Khang received his bachelor’s in biotechnology from International University, Vietnam. Currently he is a Master student in Biology at UiO working on single-cell sequencing under the supervision of Igor. He enjoys travelling, talking to people and learning new things.