Dr Marketa Zvelebil was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia…

Dr Marketa Zvelebil was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia  but, after the occupation of her country in 1968, her family moved to the USA and then to the Netherlands. In 1979, she decided to come to the UK to finish her education. She studied for her BSc at the University of Sussex, before carrying out her PhD at Birkbeck College, University of London.

She has carried out several research positions at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (now Cancer Research UK), the National Institute of Medical Research. In 1993, Dr Zvelebil joined the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (University College London) to set up a Bioinformatics team and became a Group Leader of the expanding Bioinformatics group as well as Reader in Bioinformatics University College London.

In 2007, Dr Zvelebil was appointed Team Leader of Cancer Informatics at the Breakthrough Research Centre and Reader in Cancer Informatics.

Dr Zvelebil has written and published a small collection of poetry- three of these poems were set to music and have been performed a number of times in London. She loves the arts, mountains and her cats.

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Maya Guesthouse Project
    Jan 03, 2012 @ 16:59:02

    Hello Marketa,

    thank you for your interest in our straw bale hotel.

    I find your story quite impressive…

    As you can see, construction works are still on for the Maya Guesthouse, but we think we’ll be ready for opening in October this year.

    We wish you a Happy New Year and a lot of visits on your blog.

    Greetings from Switzerland



  2. Ethan Greenwood
    Feb 17, 2012 @ 01:35:14

    You’ve written some beautiful words on your blog. I just wanted to say thanks for voting for my poem, “Last Words” (http://lettersfromthewasteland.com/2012/02/08/poetry-challenge-last-words/), on the ClownRhymes poetry challenge. It means a lot, coming from a real writer!


  3. andy1076
    Mar 07, 2012 @ 14:30:07

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog, your story is very intriguing and will be reading through the day 🙂


  4. ianclive
    Sep 14, 2012 @ 21:21:54

    Thank you, Marketa, for following and liking my blog posts on WordPress.

    I love Prague. I was there in 1967 and 1969 and at the Embassy in London in 1968. I experienced the excitement of the Prague Spring and the sadness of the invasion and discrediting of Alexandre Dubcek. I will follow your articles and posts with great interest.

    Best wishes,



  5. Waldo "Wally" Tomosky
    Jan 14, 2015 @ 02:51:51

    Glad to see a “like” from you. I have missed your posts and do not know why I don’t receive your new blog posts. Maybe, somehow, I have been overlooking them. The name of your new blog please. That is the only way I can check to see if somehow it has been deleted from my ‘reader.’
    Hope all is well with you.


  6. marketaz
    Jan 14, 2015 @ 08:10:19

    Thank you – I have been so busy, that I didn’t read much or posted much. So maybe that’s why you haven’t seen anything much from me. The blog is the same name…But like you I only receive certain notifications…there is a new settings page where I think you have to re-notify what you want to be notified about


  7. Waldo "Wally" Tomosky
    Jun 10, 2015 @ 12:35:32

    Glad to see you back! School must be over. Enjoy your summer.


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