Current Position

Harvard Medical School

25 Shattuck St Boston 2115 USA


  • summer 2004: Internship at the EMBL-EBI, Hinxton, UK
  • 2002 - 2005: B.Sc. in Bioinformatics at Free University Berlin, Germany
  • 2005 - 2007: M.Sc. in Bioinformatics at Free University Berlin, Germany
  • 2007-2011: PhD studies at the IMPRS-CBSC supervised by Dr. Ralf Herwig
  • March-August 2009: Internship at Prof. Dr. Trey Ideker's lab at the University of California, San Diego


Scientific Interests

  • Identification of disease-relevant molecular interaction pathways
  • Mathematical modelling of biochemical systems
  • Structure and function of functional RNA molecules

Conferences and Workshops

  • International Conference on Systems Biology 2009, Stanford, USA
  • Biostatistics Workshop / APO-SYS EU FP7 Project, January 19-22, Berlin, Germany (organizer and lecturer)
  • Workshop "Data management", June 2008, Hinxton, UK
  • International Conference on Systems Biology 2008, Göteborg, Sweden
  • Workshop "Web services in Systems Biology", August 2008, Göteborg, Sweden (lecturer)

Publications from time as IMPRS fellow

  • A Kamburov, U Stelzl, H Lehrach, R Herwig (2012)
    The ConsensusPathDB interaction database: 2013 update.
    Nucleic Acids Res., 41 (D1): D793-800
  • A Kamburov, A Grossmann, R Herwig, U Stelzl (2012)
    Cluster-based assessment of protein-protein interaction confidence.
    BMC Bioinformatics, 13 (1): 262
  • A Kamburov, U Stelzl, R Herwig (2012)
    IntScore: a web tool for confidence scoring of biological intractions.
    Nucleic Acids Res., 40 (Web Server issue): W140-6
  • F Dreher, T Kreitler, C Hardt, A Kamburov et al (2012)
    DIPSBC - Data Integration Platform for Systems Biology Collaborations.
    BMC Bioinformatics, 13 (1): 85
  • F Dreher, A Kamburov, R Herwig (2012)
    Construction of a pig physical interactome using a sequence homology and a comprehensive reference human interactome.
    Evol Bioinform Online., 8: 119-26
  • A Hegele*, A Kamburov* et al. (2012)
    Dynamic protein-protein interaction wiring of the human spliceosome.
    Molecular Cell, 45 (4): 567-80
    * shared first authorship
  • A Kamburov, R Cavill, TM Ebbels, R Herwig, HC Keun (2011)
    Integrated pathway-level analysis of transcriptomics and metabolomics data with IMPaLA.
    Bioinformatics, 27 (20): 2917-8
  • R Yildirimman et al. (2011)
    Human embryonic stem cell derived hepatocyte-like cells as a tool for in vitro hazard assessment of chemical carcinogenicity.
    Toxicol Sci., 124 (2): 278-90
  • R Cavill, A Kamburov, JK Ellis, TJ Athersuch, MS Blagrove, R Herwig, TM Ebbels, HC Keun (2011)
    Consensus-phenotype integration of transcriptomics and metabolomic data implies a role for metabolism in the chemosensitivity of tumour cells.
    PLoS Comput Biol., 7 (3): e1001113
  • A Kamburov, K Pentchev, H Galicka, C Wierling, H Lehrach, R Herwig (2010)
    ConsensusPathDB: toward a more complete picture of cell biology.
    Nucleic Acids Res. 39 (Database issue): D712-7
  • K Pentchev, K Ono, R Herwig, T Ideker, A Kamburov (2010)
    Evidence mining and novelty assessment of protein-protein interactions with the ConsensusPathDB plugin for Cytoscape.
    Bioinformatics, 26 (21): 2796-7
  • T Ravasi et al.
    An atlas of combinatorial transcriptional regulation in mouse and man.
    Cell, 140: 744-752
  • A Kamburov, C Wierling, H Lehrach, R Herwig (2009)
    ConsensusPathDB - a database for integrating human functional interaction networks.
    Nucleic Acids Research, 37 (Database issue): D623-D628
  • A Kamburov, L Goldovsky, S Freilich, A Kapazoglou, V Kunin, AJ Enright, A Tsaftaris,CA Ouzounis (2007)
    Denoising inferred functional association networks obtained by gene fusion analysis.
    BMC Genomics, 8: 460
  • "ConsensusPathDB - a database for matching pathway annotation in human" (2007)
    M.Sc. thesis at the Free University Berlin
  • "A Branch-and-Cut Approach to Structural RNA Alignment"
    B.Sc. thesis at the Free University Berlin
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