Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships (XDF)

Project supervisors

Investigators providing guidance and support.

All the XDF Programme rotation projects are expected to involve both biomedical researchers and people from numerical disciplines. This is to facilitate cross-disciplinary and collaborations between Schools and Departments as well as to expose the Fellows to a broader spectrum of diverse research environments and approaches.

If you would like to propose a project and become one of the supervisors please use our XDF Project template and submit it to

XDF Programme Administrator

 

 

If you are looking for a collaborator for a Cross-disciplinary project please visit our Project Matchmaking Facility. The details of current projects can be found in the Projects section.

Supervisors of current XDF Programme projects

Catalina Vallejos – Biomedical Data Science

Affiliation: MRC Human Genetics Unit (IGMM) & The Alan Turing Institute

Research Themes: Statistical genomics, electronic health records research

Website: https://www.ed.ac.uk/mrc-human-genetics-unit/research/vallejos-group

Guido Sanguinetti - Computational Bioinformatics

Affiliation: Institute of Adaptive and Neural Computation (School of Informatics)

Research Themes: Probabilistic modelling of biological systems

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/gsanguinettilab/home

Neil Carragher - Drug Discovery

Affiliation: Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre (IGMM)

Research Themes: Oncology drug discovery and development

Website: https://www.ed.ac.uk/cancer-centre/research/carragher-group

Matthias H. Henning – Computational Neuroscience and Neuroinformatics

Affiliation: Institute of Adaptive and Neural Computation (School of Informatics)

Research Themes: Network dynamics and neuronal homeostasis

Website: http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/mhennig/

Colin Semple - Biomedical Genomics

Affiliation: MRC Human Genetics Unit (IGMM)

Research Themes: Fundamental biology of gene regulation

Website: https://www.ed.ac.uk/mrc-human-genetics-unit/research/semple-group

Bartlomiej Waclaw - Statistical & Biological Physics

Affiliation: Institute for Condensed Matter and Complex Systems (School of Physics and Astronomy)

Research Themes: Physics of Living Matter, Statistical Physics and Complexity

Website: https://bartekwaclaw.wordpress.com/

Tamir Chandra - Biomedical Genomics

Affiliation: MRC Human Genetics Unit (IGMM)

Research Themes: Systems Biology of Ageing and Disease

Website: https://www.ed.ac.uk/mrc-human-genetics-unit/research/chandra-group

Davide Marenduzzo - Computational Biophysics

Affiliation: Institute for Condensed Matter and Complex Systems (School of Physics and Astronomy)

Research Themes: Physics of Living Matter, Soft Matter Physics, Computational Materials Physics, Statistical Physics and Complexity

Website: https://www2.ph.ed.ac.uk/~dmarendu/

Andy Sims - Applied Bioinformatics of Cancer

Affiliation: Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre (IGMM)

Research Themes: High-throughput genomic approaches, precision medicine, data integration

Website: https://www.ed.ac.uk/cancer-centre/research/sims-group

Ian Simpson – Biological Informatics

Affiliation: Institute of Adaptive and Neural Computation (School of Informatics)

Research Themes: Neuroregulatory genomics, Computational Biology, Statistics and Machine-learning, Analysis of high-throughput data-sets (genomic, meta-genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic).

Website: http://statbio.github.io/

Duncan Sproul - Genome Regulation

Affiliation: MRC Human Genetics Unit (IGMM)

Research Themes: Epigenetics in Human Disease

Website: https://www.ed.ac.uk/mrc-human-genetics-unit/research/sproul-group

Nick Gilbert - Genome Regulation

Affiliation: MRC Human Genetics Unit (IGMM)

Research Themes: Chromatin Structure and Genome Integrity

Website: https://www.ed.ac.uk/mrc-human-genetics-unit/research/gilbert-group

Riccardo Marioni - Medical Genetics

Affiliation: Centre for Genomic & Experimental Medicine (IGMM)

Research Themes: Genetics and epigenetics of cognitive ageing

Website: https://www.ed.ac.uk/centre-genomic-medicine/research-groups/marioni-group

Benjamin Bach – Design Informatics and Visualisation

Affiliation: Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation (School of Informatics)

Research Themes: Information Visualization, Augmented Reality, Human-Computer Interaction, Networks

Website: http://www.aviz.fr/~bbach/homepage/index-homepage.html

Dimitrios Papadopoulos - Disease Mechanisms

Affiliation: MRC Human Genetics Unit (IGMM)

Research Themes: Molecular interactions of transcription factors with chromatin

Website: https://www.ed.ac.uk/mrc-human-genetics-unit/research/papadopoulos-group

Michael Gutmann  - Machine Learning

Affiliation: Institute of Adaptive and Neural Computation (School of Informatics)

Research Themes: Approximate Inference, Unsupervised Deep Learning, Computational Biology

Website: https://michaelgutmann.github.io/

Albert Tenesa - Biomedical Genomics

Affiliation: MRC Human Genetics Unit (IGMM) & the Roslin Institute

Research Themes: Quantitative Genetics

Website: https://www.ed.ac.uk/mrc-human-genetics-unit/research/tenesa-group

Oriol Canela-Xandri - Biomedical Genomics

Affiliation: MRC Human Genetics Unit (IGMM)

Research Themes: Developing methods for understanding how genes are related to the development of different traits.

Website: https://www.research.ed.ac.uk/portal/en/persons/oriol-canela-xandri(3b7fb938-cc82-4fe6-b81c-0644409e855f).html

Konrad Rawlik - Genetic Dissection of Complex Traits

Affiliation: The Roslin Institute

Research Themes: Complex Genetic Traits, Machine Learning and Computational Neuroscience

Website: https://www.ed.ac.uk/roslin/about/contact-us/staff/konrad-rawlik

Ian Jackson - Disease Mechanisms

Affiliation: MRC Human Genetics Unit (IGMM)

Research Themes: Molecular Genetics and Development of Melanocytes, Genetic Models for Human Disease

Website: https://www.ed.ac.uk/mrc-human-genetics-unit/research/i-jackson-group

Chris Ponting - Biomedical Genomics

Affiliation: MRC Human Genetics Unit (IGMM)

Research Themes: Computational and Disease Genomics

Website: https://www.ed.ac.uk/mrc-human-genetics-unit/research/ponting-group

David Fitzpatrick - Disease Mechanisms

Affiliation: MRC Human Genetics Unit (IGMM)

Research Themes: Genetic Causes of Developmental Disorders

Website: https://www.ed.ac.uk/mrc-human-genetics-unit/research/fitzpatrick-group

Steven Pollard - Stem Cell and Cancer Biology

Affiliation: Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre (IGMM) & Centre for Regenerative Medicine

Research Themes: Neural Stem Cells and Brain Cancer

Website: https://www.ed.ac.uk/cancer-centre/research/s-pollard-group

Adam Byron - Protein Informatics and Network Analysis

Affiliation: Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre (IGMM)

Research Themes: Cell Adhesion Networks in Cancer

Website: https://www.ed.ac.uk/cancer-centre/research/byron-group & https://adambyron.com/

J. Douglas Armstrong - Bioinformatics and Systems Neurobiology

Affiliation: Institute for Adaptive and Neural Computation (School of Informatics)

Research Themes: Bioinformatics and protein networks, models of the molecular complexes found at the synapse, behavioural analysis and data capture, neuroanatomy and gene expression, CNS drug discovery

Website: http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/jda/index.html

Nizar Batada - Genome Medicine

Affiliation: Centre for Genomic and Experimental Medicine (IGMM)

Research Themes: Genomic and Computational Cancer Biology

Website: https://www.ed.ac.uk/centre-genomic-medicine/research-groups/batada-group

Katherine Dunn -Mechanical Engineering

Affiliation: Bioengineering (School of Engineering)

Research Themes: Bioengineering

Website: https://www.eng.ed.ac.uk/about/people/dr-katherine-dunn