MRC Human Genetics Unit
Medical Research Council Human Genetics Unit

Richard Baldock Research Group (Affiliate)

EMAP: eMouse Atlas Project

Section: Biomedical Genomics

Richard Baldock
Professor Richard Baldock

Research in a Nutshell 

My current research interests encompass biomedical atlas frameworks and associated techniques for mapping, visualising and analysing complex spatio-temporal data in the atlas context. This research has led to the development of a series of major online resources used very widely by the biomedical community. These are the Mouse Atlas web-site with the 3D mouse embryo models, eHistology resource and the EMAGE gene-expression database plus some project specific web-resources such as EurExpress and GUDMAP.


Research Programme



Professor Richard Baldock Visiting Professor



  • Dr Duncan Davidson, University of Edinburgh
  • Professor Albert Burger, Heriot Watt University
  • Professor Susan Lindsay, Newcastle University
  • Professor Dave Burt, University of Edinburgh
  • Professor Seth Grant, University of Edinburgh
  • Professor Mark Arends, University of Ediburgh
  • Professor Micheal Cheeseman, University of Edinburgh
  • Professor Jason Swedlow, University of Dundee
  • Professor Alexander Medvinski, University of Edinurgh
  • Professor Tim Mohun, Francis Crick Institute
  • Professor Paula Murphy, University of Dublin

Partners and Funders

  • MRC
  • Wellcome Trust

Scientific Themes

Biomedical Atlas, Development, Mouse embryo, anatomy ontology, atlas-based bioinformatics, gene-expression, 3D imaging, spatial mapping, 3D visualisation, biomedical databases

Technology Expertise

3D image analysis, 3D imaging and reconstruction, very-large image web visualisation, complex 3D transform spatial mapping, high-performance image processing tools, spatial pattern analysis bioinformatics.