UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science


Magdalena Zwierzyna

PhD Project Title: Integrative approaches for prediction of adverse drug reactions

Supervisors: Professor Aroon Hingorani


  • MSc Life Science Informatics (RheinischeFriedrich-Wilhelms-Universita ̈t Bonn, Germany), Thesis: Design and Characterization of Chemical Space Networks for Different Compound Data Sets, (Supervisor: Prof. Dr Ju ̈rgen Bajorath).
  • BSc Biotechnology (Poznan ́ University of Life Sciences, Poland), Thesis: Comparative Analysis of Transcriptome Data of Barley-Blumeria Interaction, (Supervisor: Prof. Dr Andrzej Wojciechowski, Dr Birgit Samans).


  • Zwierzyna, M., Davies, M., Hingorani, A. D., & Hunter, J. (2018). Clinical trial design and dissemination: comprehensive analysis of clinicaltrials. gov and PubMed data since 2005. bmj, 361, k2130.
  • Brown, N., Cambruzzi, J., Cox, P. J., Davies, M., Dunbar, J., Plumbley, D., Sellwood M.A., Sim A., Williams-Jones B.I., Zwierzyna M., & Sheppard, D. W. (2018). Big Data in Drug Discovery. In Progress in medicinal chemistry (Vol. 57, pp. 277-356). Elsevier.
  • Zwierzyna, M., & Overington, J. P. (2017). Classification and analysis of a large collection of in vivo bioassay descriptions. PLoS computational biology, 13(7), e1005641.
  • Zwierzyna, M., Vogt, M., Maggiora, G. M., & Bajorath, J. (2015). Design and characterization of chemical space networks for different compound data sets. Journal of computer-aided molecular design, 29(2), 113-125.


  • Biomedical Data Scientist at BenevolentAI, London, UK.  (Aug 2015-now)
  • Research intern at EMBL-EBI (ChEMBL team), Hinxton, UK. (Jan 2015 – Jul 2015)
  • Student researcher at the University of Bonn (Algorithmic Bioinformatics and Life Science Informatics groups), Bonn, Germany. (Sep 2013 – Dec 2014)
  • Student researcher at Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing, Sankt Augustin, Germany. (Oct 2012 – Sep 2013)

Contact details 

Email: Magdalena.zwierzyna.15@ucl.ac.uk
Twitter: @magdaz_zw
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/