Group Leader in Systems Biology and Next Generation Sequencing Analysis
I lead a computational biology team with a broad interest in systems biology, immunology and epigenetics.
I completed my Ph.D. in molecular T cell immunology at Imperial College London in May 2013 and, after a two-year period of working as a post-doctoral scientist investigating the epigenetics of T cell activation at the University of Oxford; I was successful at applying for a highly competitive 3 year MRC Fellowship in Computational Biology (Computational Genomics and Training Centre (CGAT) program), also at the University of Oxford.
As a result of my extensive computational training at CGAT, I have developed a number of core competencies in statistics, mathematics and software development, enabling the difficult analysis and interpretation of next-generation sequencing data. It was during this time that I developed a strong appreciation of the power of combining different 'omics' datasets to facilitate drug discovery. As such, I have been involved in a number of collaborations across a wide range of disease models to identify potentially druggable targets using systems biology tools.
Following the completion of my MRC fellowship I was appointed group leader in systems biology at the Botnar research Centre.