School of Informatics

Douglas Armstrong

J Douglas Armstrong is a Professor in the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh where he holds the Chair in Systems Neurobiology. Previous to arriving in Edinburgh in 2011 he held research fellowships in Biochemistry and Cell Biology at Rice University in Houston, Texas and at the Department of Genetics in the University of Glasgow.


J Douglas Armstrong has maintained an interdisciplinary theme to his research maintaining both wet-lab biological research activities with computational research and development. In recent years his research has attracted funding from the Wellcome Trust, BBSRC, EPSRC, Scottish Enterprise and the EU. He was a founding director of two Scottish companies, Brainwave-Discovery Ltd and Actual Analytics Ltd and is currently retained as Chief Scientific Officer for both. Professor Armstrong’s research interests include the analysis of structure function relationships in the insect brain; systems biology analysis of synaptic signalling across animal species; the development of new informatics tools and databases to support neuroscience research.

Looking for answers inside the mind of a fly Tuesday 5 February 2013, 5.15pm Informatics Forum, G.07/G.07A, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

and afterwards for a Reception in the Informatics Forum

Photograph courtesy of Robert Perry/TSPL.