Anna Panchenko completed her PhD at Lomonosov Moscow State University in Russia and pursued post-doctoral research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. Later she joined the National Center for Biotechnology Information at the National Institutes of Health in the USA. While at NCBI, she and her team worked on creating computational methods for the analysis of protein interactions, cancer driver events, and chromatin dynamics. Recently she joined Queen's University as a professor and as a Canada Research Chair Tier 1, alongside a Senior Investigator role at the Ontario Institute of Cancer Research in Toronto. Her research lab delves into the links between essential epigenomic processes to uncover how their disturbances may cause cancer. Anna has authored a book on protein interactions and over 100 peer-reviewed articles. She is an editor for several scientific journals, including the Journal of Molecular Biology, eLife, and Chromosoma.

In her spare time Anna likes to surf the wind, write stories and capture favorite moments with her camera.