Daina Sadurska

Personal photo - Daina Sadurska

South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3RE


I am a DPhil research student within the Interdisciplinary Bioscience Doctoral Training Partnership at the University of Oxford. I am a member of Prof David Vaux’s research group at Sir William Dunn School of Pathology where I work on human mitochondrial genetics research. I hold a BSc(Hons) degree in molecular genetics from the University of Edinburgh. My undergraduate research project, supervised by Dr Eric Schirmer at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology, was focused on the nuclear envelope biology. Following my studies, during a year-long research assistant post in Dr Sally Lowell's research group in the MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Edinburgh I worked on a number of embryonic stem cell and developemntal biology research projects.

During my academic and research work I have found that my research interests lie in the exploration of the the fundamental biological processes underlying life and the applications of bioinformatics approaches in understanding these mechanisms.


Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil), Interdisciplinary Bioscience
University of Oxford (BBSRC Scholarship), 2015 – 2019

BSc (Hons), Biological Sciences (Molecular Genetics), First Class Honours
Awards: Genetics & Molecular Genetics programme Class Medal and Top Student Award
University of Edinburgh, 2010 – 2014


As DPhil student in Prof David Vaux’s research group, University of Oxford
Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, 2016 - 2019

As research assistant in Dr Sally Lowell’s research group, University of Edinburgh
MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine, 2014 - 2015

As BSc (Hons) student in Dr Eric Schirmer’s research group, University of Edinburgh
Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology, 2014


Meinke P, Makarov AA, Lê Thành P, Sadurska D, Schirmer EC (2015) Nucleoskeleton dynamics and functions in health and disease. Cell health and cytoskeleton 7: 55-69