Dr Robert Hillary


I currently hold a one-year MRC-funded Fellowship to lead a collaborative epigenomics project between the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit, University of Bristol and based the Centre for Genomic and Experimental Medicine, Institute of Genetics and Cancer.  I am interested in using multiple lines of ‘omics’ data (such as genomics, epigenomics, proteomics) to understand biological mechanisms underlying complex disease states. 


2021, PhD in Translational Neuroscience (funded by Wellcome Trust), The University of Edinburgh 

2020, Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy

2017, BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science (Pharmacology Major), First Class Honours with Highest Honours, National University of Ireland, Galway

Responsibilities & affiliations

Secretary for Molecular Epidemiology UK (https://www.meg-uk.org/)

Research summary

  • Statistcal methods for integrating multi-omic data
  • Multi-omics approaches to study the role of proteins in disease 
  • The role of post-translational modifications in common disease states