Dr John Connelly

ECAT Clinical Lecturer

  • MRC Human Genetics Unit

Contact details



MRC Human Genetics Unit,
Institute of Genetics and Cancer,
Crewe Road South,

Post code


I am currently a clinical PhD student in the laboratory of Professor Martin Taylor (MRC HGU, Institute of Genetics and Cancer) where I am working on machine learning to detect mutational processes in digitised tumour pathology images. My PhD is funded by the Wellcome Trust as part of the ECAT programme.  I hold a Honororary Specialty Trainee contract in Histopathology with NHS Lothian. 

My broad interests are in the applications of data science and machine learning to molecular and digital image data in the context of cancer pathology.

Outside of work, I am keen road cyclist.


BSc Hons (1) - Medical Science - 2013 (University of Glasgow)

MBChB Hons - Medicine - 2015 (University of Glasgow)

MRCP (UK) -  2018

PGCert (Distinction) - Molecular Pathology and Genomic Medicine - 2019 (University of Edinburgh)

Responsibilities & affiliations

Honorary Specialty Trainee in Histopathology, NHS Lothian


Research summary

- Machine learning 

- Deep learning 

- Digital Pathology

- Molecular Pathology

- Genomics

Project activity

'Deep learning to detect mutational processes in tumor pathology'

Current project grants

Wellcome Trust - Clinical PhD Fellowship

Past project grants

Pathological Society and Jean Shanks Foundation - Predoctoral Research Bursary
Wolfson Foundation - Intercalated BSc Scholarship