Centre for Genomic & Experimental Medicine
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Promotions at CGEM: Dr Pete Bankhead

Congratulations to Dr Pete Bankhead on being promoted to Reader

Dr Pete Bankhead
Dr Pete Bankhead

Dr Pete Bankhead was recently promoted to Reader. His research programme focuses on bioimage analysis and digital pathology: developing new and practical approaches to analyse microscopy data and whole slide scans of tissue.

Among his achievements, Dr Bankhead created QuPath: an open-source software platform for digital pathology and bioimage analysis. QuPath is now established as one of the most popular and widely-used bioimage analysis software applications worldwide (>250,000 downloads and >1500 citations to date).

Dr Bankhead continues to lead the QuPath project, and was recently awarded funding twice under CZI's ‘Essential Open Source Software for Science’ scheme, in addition to a 5-year Wellcome Trust Technology Development Grant. He is also a member of the management team for CLIRPath-AI, an EPSRC funded Network focussing on spectroscopy, digital pathology, and artificial intelligence.

Beyond developing new computational methods and tools, Dr Bankhead has a special interest in training other scientists and making image analysis more accessible. He has authored a popular open and interactive textbook that explains the main concepts of image analysis to biologists (link below).


Pete Bankhead Research Page

Pete Bankhead Twitter page (external)

QuPath (external)

CLIRPath-AI (external) 

Introduction to Bioimage Analysis - Interactive Textbook (external)