Marianna graduated from the Computer Engineering and Informatics Department (CEID) of the University of Patras, Greece, in 2007 and in 2010 she received her Master's degree from the Interdepartmental Master's Program Informatics for Life Sciences from the same University, with a specialization in Bioinformatics. Her PhD was completed in 2014, working jointly in the Cell Cycle Laboratory of the University of Patras and as a visiting scientist at the Automatic Control Lab of ETH Zurich. During her PhD research, she worked on Stochastic Hybrid Modeling of Biological Systems, with applications in modeling of protein diffusion and binding within the nucleus, modeling of DNA Replication and Re-replication, and parameter inference from experimental microscopy data.
Since May 2015 she is a post-doctoral researcher in the Systems Biology team of IBM Research, Zurich, working on the mathematical modeling of tumor heterogeneity during progression to metastases. Her general research interests include Systems Biology, Computational Intelligence, Machine Learning and Data Mining.