Short CV/Education and training

  • 1991 – 1993
    Department of Mathematics, University of Belgrade, Completed 2 out of 4 years in Computer Science and Mathematics Program. CGPA 9 out of 10

  • 1995
    Quality Assurance Engineer, Hughes Aircraft of Canada Ltd., Richmond, BC, Canada

  • 1996
    Teaching Assistant, Simon Fraser University, Canada

  • 1996 – 1997
    Research Assistant, Simon Fraser University, Canada

  • 1997
    B.Sc. Computer Science and Mathematics, Simon Fraser University. First Class Honors. CGPA 3.85 out of 4

  • 1997 – 1998
    Programming Consultant, Westech Information Systems, Vancouver, Canada

  • 1999 – 2002
    Substitute Instructor and Teaching Assistant, University of Toronto

  • 2000
    Visiting PhD Student, The Fields Institute for Research in Math. Sciences, Toronto

  • 2000
    M.Sc. Computer Science, University of Toronto (Title: Minimal Hereditary Dominating Pair Graphs)

  • 2002 – 2003
    Research Assistant, Banting and Best Institute, University of Toronto

  • 2005
    PhD Computer Science, University of Toronto (Title: Analyzing Large Biological Networks: Protein-Protein Interactions Example)

  • 2005
    Post-doctoral Fellow, Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, U of Toronto, Canada

  • 2005 – 2010
    Assistant Professor, Computer Sci. Dept., University of California, Irvine

  • 2005 – 2010
    Member of the UCI Institute for Genomics and Bioinformatics (IGB)

  • 2006 – 2010
    Member of the UCI Center for Complex Biological Systems (CCBS)

  • 2008 – 2010
    Member of the University of California Irivne (UCI) Cancer Center

  • since 2008
    Assoc. Prof. (0%), School of Computing, Union University, Belgrade

  • 2009 – 2012
    Lecturer (Asst. Prof.), Dept. of Computing, Imperial College London

  • since 2009
    Member of the Center for Integrative Systems Biology (CISBIC), Imperial

  • since 2009
    Member of the Institute for Systems and Synthetic Biology, Imperial College

  • since 2009
    Member of the Centre for Bioinformatics, Imperial College London

  • since 2010
    Visiting Research Scientist, California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, Irvine, CA, USA

  • since 2012
    Reader (Assoc. Prof.), Dept. of Computing, Imperial College London

Selected publications

  • V. Janjic, and N. Przulj, "Biological function through network topology: a survey of the human diseasome", Briefings in Functional Genomics, doi:10.1093/bfgp/els037, September 8, 2012.

  • V. Janjic, and N. Przulj, "The Core Diseasome", Molecular BioSystems, DOI:10.1039/c2mb25230a, July 4, 2012.

  • Arabidopsis Interactome Mapping Consortium, "Evidence for Network Evolution in an Arabidopsis Interactome Map", Science, 333:601-607, July 29, 2011.

  • O. Kuchaiev and N. Przulj, "Integrative Network Alignment Reveals Large Regions of Global Network Similarity in Yeast and Human", Bioinformatics, 27(10):1390-1396, 2011.

  • N. Przulj, "Protein-protein interactions: making sense of networks via graph-theoretic modeling", Bioessays, 33(2):115-123, February, 2011.

  • O. Kuchaiev, A. Stevanovic, W. Hayes, and N. Przulj, "GraphCrunch 2: Software tool for network modeling, alignment and clustering", BMC Bioinformatics, 12(24):1-13, January 19, 2011.

  • O. Kuchaiev, T. Milenkovic, V. Memisevic, W. Hayes, and N. Przulj, "Topological network alignment uncovers biological function and phylogeny", Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 7:1341-1354, March 17, 2010.

  • T. Milenkovic, V. Memisevic, A. K. Ganesan, and N. Przulj, "Systems-level cancer gene identification from protein interaction network topology applied to melanogenesis-related functional genomics data", Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 7(44):423-437, March 6, 2010.

  • N. Przulj, "Biological Network Comparison Using Graphlet Degree Distribution", Proceedings of the 2006 European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB 2006), Eilat, Israel, January 21-24, 2007, acceptance rate 18%. Bioinformatics, 23:e177-e183, 2007.

  • M. Barrios-Rodiles, K. R. Brown, B. Ozdamar, Z. Liu, R. S. Donovan, F. Shinjo, Y. Liu, R. Bose, J. Dembowy, I. W. Taylor, V. Luga, N. Pr?zulj, M. Robinson, H. Suzuki, Y. Hayashizaki, I. Jurisica, and J. L. Wrana, "High-Throughput Mapping of a Dynamic Signaling Network in Mammalian Cells", Science, 307(5715):1621-1625, 2005.

  • N. Przulj, D. G. Corneil, and I. Jurisica, "Modeling Interactome: Scale-Free or Geometric?", Bioinformatics, 20(18):3508-3515, 2004.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • ERC Consolidator Grant (2 million Euro)for the project titled "Integrated Connectedness for a New Representation of Biology (ICON-BIO)", 2018 – 2023

  • ERC Starting Independent Researcher Grant, €1,638,175, 2012-2017, Project Number: 278212; Project page.

  • NSF CDI Type II Award for 2010-2014, co-PI-ed with Dr. Markopoulou and Dr. Butts(NSF OIA-1028394, $1,999,503).

  • NSF CAREER award for 2007-2011 (NSF IIS-0644424, $569,905).

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB)

  • Associate Editor: BMC Bioinformatics

  • Editorial Review Board Member: International Journal of Knowledge Discovery in Bioinformatics (IJKDB) (IGI Global)

  • Guest Editor: Internet Mathematics (A K Peters Ltd)


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