Edinburgh Pathology

Mike Wicks

Web Programmer for Helmsley Charitable Trust Human Gut Cell Atlas Project

Mr Mike Wicks
Mr Mike Wicks


Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre

Institute of Genetics and Cancer,

The University of Edinburgh,

Crewe Road South,



Current research

I develop and maintain the Comparative Pathology Workbench (CPW) that provides a focussed data visual-analytics “workbench” for clinical pathologists, developed as part of the Helmsley Charitable Trust Human Gut Cell Atlas Project.  The CPW allows Pathologists to analyse, annotate and compare complex cell-level imaging in conjunction with sequencing data analysis of the same or related tissues. The CPW will also provide access to the atlas data in tabular views enabling comparison between individuals, time-course data and cross-species, coupled with management of configuration and “state” for tracking, saving and sharing the analysis process.

The Helmsley Charitable Trust Human Gut Cell Atlas Project is led by Prof. Mark Arends, initially funded by the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative, but is being further developed under a grant from the Helmsley Charitable Trust. This work will contribute to the building of the “Gut Cell Atlas”, itself a component of the Human Cell Atlas.

I have previously worked at the Medical Research Council, Human Genetics Unit as a Database and Ontology Developer (2007 to 2015), and then for the National Avian Research Facility at the Roslin Institute, as a Web Developer (2015 to 2018).


Prof Mark Arends, University of Edinburgh

Prof Richard Baldock

Prof Albert Burger, Heriot-Watt University