Edinburgh Pathology

Mike Wicks

Web Programmer for Helmsley Charitable Trust Human Gut Cell Atlas Project



+44 (0)131 650 8812


Room 2.27

The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

Easter Bush Campus

University of Edinburgh

Midlothian EH25 9RG

Current research

I develop and maintain the Comparative Pathology Workbench that provides a focussed data visual-analytics “workbench” for clinical pathologists. 

The CWA allows Pathologists to analyse, annotate and compare complex cell-level imaging in conjunction with sequencing data analysis of the same or related tissues. The CWA 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.

This project is led by Prof. Mark Arends, initially funded by the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative (https://www.chanzuckerberg.com/), but is being further developed under a grant from the Helmsley Charitable Trust ( https://helmsleytrust.org/ ).  This work will contribute to the building of the “Gut Cell Atlas” (https://www.gutcellatlas.helmsleytrust.org/), itself a component of the Human Cell Atlas (https://www.humancellatlas.org/ ).

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