Nadezhda Tsankova Doncheva

Nadezhda Tsankova Doncheva

Assistant Professor

Current position

05/2020–present: Assistant Professor at the NNF Center for Protein Research at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Previous positions

  • 05/2016–05/2020: PostDoc researcher at the NNF Center for Protein Research and at the Center for non-coding RNA in Technology and Health at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 01/2010–05/2016: Research scientist in the Department for Computational Biology and Applied Algorithmics at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany
  • 03/2013–05/2013: Research scientist in the Resource on Biocomputing, Visualization, and Informatics at the University of California, San Francisco, USA


  • PhD (Dr. rer. nat), Max Planck Institute for Informatics and Saarland University, Germany (June 2016)
  • Masters (M. Sc.) in Bioinformatics, Saarland University, Germany (Nov 2009)
  • Bachelor (B.S.) in Computational Molecular Biology, Saarland University, Germany (Oct 2007)
  • German high school diploma, German Language School “Prof. Konstantin Galabov”, Bulgaria (May 2004)

Research Awards

  • Conference travel fellowship for ISMB/ECCB 2015
  • BioVis 2013 data contest overall favorite (IEEE BioVis 2013, Atlanta, US)
  • Travel grant of the Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds for a 3-month research visit at UCSF, USA (March - May 2013)
  • Conference travel fellowships for VIZBI 2010
  • Conference travel fellowships for ECCB10
  • Scholarship for excellent foreign students at the Saarland Universities (3 months in 2007 and 2009)


  • Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, MSc Human Biology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (yearly since 2016)
  • Bioinformatics analysis of gene expression data, PhD course, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (yearly since 2019)
  • Big Data Analytics and Machine Learning I – Computational Biology in Translational Medicine, BRIDGE PostDoc course, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (yearly since 2019)
  • EMBO Practical Course on Computational analysis of protein-protein interactions, PhD/PostDoc course, different locations (yearly 2011-2019)
  • Cytoscape/STRING Workshops, PhD/PostDoc level, at different universities in Denmark (yearly since 2017)

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