Our Team

My research is motivated towards enabling a “panor-omic” view of patients through the integration of genomics data with data derived from patient records, the exposome, social graphs, remote monitoring and imaging to develop strategies for P4 medicine, namely, medicine that is precise, predictive, preventative and participatory of patient datasets.

Richard Dobson

Head of Bioinformatics

Senior Staff

My background is in biochemistry/molecular biology (Bristol), and have since worked as a bioinformatician/software developer. I am currently working on developing the RADAR-CNS data collection platform. Other projects include monitoring seasonal infectious diseases & deep-learning image analysis pipelines for high-content screening.

Amos Folarin

Senior Software Development Group Leader

Research interests focus on addressing the disparity between the large body of theory in Artificial Intelligence and concrete translations into real-­world applications, specifically in Healthcare. I currently lead projects using novel computational methodologies to solve pressing issues in clinical care at SLaM.

Zina Ibrahim

Applied Intelligent Systems Lead

My expertise and Interests include translational bioinformatics, Applied Predictive Modelling & Machine Learning, Next Generation Sequence Analysis & Personalised Medicine, Drug repositioning, Biomarker discovery, Open Science, Data Science.

Stephen Newhouse

Senior Data Scientist group Leader

Please contact me for general group enquiries or CTI projects, or visit the CTI website.

Lucy O’Neill

Business Coordinator

My current research focus is on annotating, analysing and searching large scale healthcare data by utilising Knowledge Graph techniques.

Honghan Wu

Post-Doctoral Data Scientist


I am working on using Graph Theory as a framework to study EHR data. My background is Systems Biology and Pharmacology, most recently I obtained a PhD applying Systems Biology methods to understand the progression of neurodegenerative disease and developing Graph Theory software.

Daniel Bean

Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Bioinformatics

I am currently working on gene expression analysis (RNA-Seq) in the context of Alzheimer’s disease. My background is in Biology and Bioinformatics and I have worked with several types of ‘omics data, including microarrays and DNA-methylation data sourced from different animal models.

Guillermo Carbajosa Antona

Postdoctoral Research Worker

I am a Postdoctoral Researcher (Developer) in Bioinformatics working on an MNDA grant (Dobson/Al-Chalabi) to develop a high throughput gene, environment and epigenetics database and analysis system for international ALS research.

Alfredo Iacoangeli

Postdoctoral Researcher (Developer) in Bioinformatics

Position Vacant

Position Vacant

I am a Computer Engineer specialised in Distributed Systems. My background is in High Performance Computing, Algorithms, Cloud Infrastructure and Software Development. In the past, I have worked as IT consultant.

Francesco Nobilia

Software Developer BRC mHealth

Ian Grant

Clinical Informatics Research IT Support & Systems Engineer

Background in Biomedical Science and Bioinformatics. Current research involves large scale omics data integration for biomarker discovery, drug repositioning and screening of new therapeutic targets.

Hamel Patel

Bioinformatics Research Worker & Part-time PhD Student

PhD Students

My background is in Biochemistry and Epidemiology. The focus of my PhD research is utilising cognitive assessments from electronic health records to explore biomarkers and risk factors for cognitive decline in dementia.

Elizabeth Baker

PhD Student

I have a background in bioinformatics, large-scale data curation, Natural Language Processing (NLP), database programming, algorithm, NET web based technologies, Python and IT infrastructure. My PhD is focused on investigating adverse effects of psychiatric drugs through data-mining of electronic health records.

Ehtesham Iqbal

PhD Student

The main focus of my research focuses on using wearable devices to quantify symptomatic patient behaviours. This includes time series analysis, machine learning and app development.

Maximilian Kerz

PhD Student

I graduated with MRes degrees in Molecular Biophysics and Translational Medicine. For my PhD I am working on predicting Psychosis status by using a combination of Biological and Environmental factors. This primarily includes Transcriptomics, Biostatistics and Machine Learning algorithms.

Daniel Leirer

PhD Student

I’m interested in the relationship between sleep disruption and relapse in schizophrenia, and in using mobile and wearable technologies to capture these variables.

Nicholas Meyer

MRC Clinical Research Training Fellow; Specialist Registrar in Psychiatry