Dr Nizar Batada


I’m a group leader at the Centre for Genomic and Experimental Medicine (CGEM) within the MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine (IGMM), University of Edinburgh. I obtained my Ph.D. in Biophysics from Stanford University and did postdocs at the University of Toronto and Harvard Medical School. My research interests lies in exploiting bulk and single cell genome and transcriptome sequencing of cancer genomes to characterise DNA repair mechanisms that contribute to mutations and study the role of tumour microenvironment in promoting metastasis. I am also interested in developing bioinformatics methods to identify biomarkers that indicate or respond to cancer immunotherapies. I have published - as first or senior author - papers in top tier journals such as Nature, Nature Genetics, PNAS and PLoS Biology.