Damjan Krstajic CV

Damjan Krstajić is founder and Director of the Centre. After graduating Mathematics (Probability and Statistics) at the University of Belgrade, moved to England and worked in Cyprotex as a Principal Scientist/Software Engineer. Moved back to Serbia and founded the Centre in 2005.

Damjan Krstajić worked as a bioinformatician/statistician at the Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetical Engineering from December 2013 till December 2014 when he resigned, due to misuse of his internal reports. His findings and results for statistical models related to medical research were altered in order to get papers published. Stankovic et al [2015] and Milosevic et al [2016] are two examples where his statistical work was knowingly misused, and where models with random predictions are presented as a reasonable scientific certainty.

Damjan Krstajić has been a member of the Clinical Persona team since its inception in 2013.

Research interests:

- applied statistics

- scientific methodology

- causality

Popular articles:

  1. Zloupotreba statistike u nauci Danas 28th July 2017 (PDF with references)

Publications:

  1. How real is the random censorship model in medical studies?
    Damjan Krstajic
    arXiv:1703.01237
  2. Why comparing survival curves between two prognostic subgroups may be misleading
    Damjan Krstajic
    arXiv:1611.01480
  3. Derivation of gene expression classifiers for the non-invasive detection of bladder cancer in the hematuria and recurrence surveillance populations.
    Chapman, K.B., Buturovic, L., Qiu, L., Kidd, J., Sheibani, N., Krstajic, D., Friedman, L., Bailen, J.L., Dumbadze, I., Saltzstein, D.R. and Olson, M.T.
    Journal of Clinical Oncology 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting Proceedings (Vol. 34, No. 15_suppl, p. 11522)
  4. Reproducibility of telomere length assessment
    D. Krstajic, L. Buturovic
    Int. J. Epidemiol. (2015) doi: 10.1093/ije/dyv167
  5. Cross-validation pitfalls when selecting and assessing regression and classification models.
    D. Krstajic, L.J. Buturovic, D.E. Leahy, S. Thomas
    Journal of Cheminformatics 6(1): 10 (2014)
  6. Raising awareness of fungi in Serbia
    D. Krstajic
    Fungal Conservation, 2012 April; Issue 2: 23-26
  7. Hemodynamic Flow Modeling Through an Abdominal Aorta Aneurysm Using Data Mining Tools.
    N. Filipovic, M. Ivanovic, D. Krstajic, M. Kojic
    IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine 15(2): 189-194 (2011)
  8. Competitive Workflow: novel software architecture for automating drug design
    J. Cartmell, D. Krstajic, D. E. Leahy
    Current Opinion in Drug Discovery & Development, 2007 May; 10(3): 347-352
  9. Automated QSPR through Competitive Workflow
    J.Cartmell, S. Enoch, D. Krstajic, D. E. Leahy
    Journal of Computer Aided Molecular Design, 2005 Nov; 19(11): 821-833

Internet publications:

  1. Genetic variations in prediction of inflammatory bowel disease occurrence
    D. Krstajic
    Letter to the Editor of the Journal of Digestive Diseases
  2. Klasifikacija živog sveta sa posebnim osvrtom na novu klasifikaciju gljiva (2008) (en. Classification of living matter with emphasis on classification of fungi) PDF
    B. Uzelac, D.Krstajić