Ian Simpson

Director CDT in Biomedical Artificial Intelligence & Reader in Biological Informatics







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Undergraduate teaching



Postgraduate teaching

Bioinformatics 1 - (INFR11160)

Bioinformatics 2 - (INFR11005)


Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Areas of interest for supervision

UG4, MInf, MSc & PhD students


Current PhD students supervised

Current PhD Students

  • Aidan Marnane
  • Antoine Lain
  • Barry Ryan
  • Tariro Chatiza

Current M.D. Students

  • Jamie Campbell
  • Michael Yates


Past PhD students supervised

Completed PhD Students

  • Xin He (2017)
  • Maciej Pajak (2018)
  • Emilia Wysocka (2019)
  • Samuel Heron (2019)
  • Alba Crespi (2022)
  • Magdalena Navarro (2022)


Research summary

Developing novel computational, statistical and machine learning methodologies to understand biological systems. In particular the development and function of the brain in relation to neurological diseases.


Current research interests

- Analysis of High-Throughput Data from the Brain - Graph-Based Approaches for the Analysis of Biological Data - Molecular Phylogenetics - Molecular Modelling of Brain Disease

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