Nick Tobin

Nick Tobin

Lecturer | Principal Researcher | Docent
Visiting address: D2:04 GKS,Anna Steckséns gata 30A, 17176 Solna
Postal address: K7 Onkologi-Patologi, K7 Administration, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Principal Researcher and Team Leader with a Docent in Bioinformatics
    working at the Department of Oncology-Pathology in BioClinicum
    I completed my BSc in Biotechnology in 2004 at Dublin City University,
    Ireland, where I also successfully defended my dissertation 4 years later in
    the subject area of vascular biology. Since then I have held post-doctoral
    positions in Malmö - at the Centre for Molcular Pathology, a part of Lund
  • Manchester - at the Paterson Institute for Cancer Research
  • and
    at Karolinkska Institutuet , Onk-Pat, all in the subject area of breast


  • Our work involves the integration of multiple high-throughput data types
    including next generation sequncing, SNP and gene expression arrays with
    clinico-pathological information in order to perform high quality
    translational research with a breast and pan-cancer focus. Specifically we
    are interested in:
    * Determining the added prognostic or treatment predictive value of
    molecular biomarkers (including gene expression signatures) beyond that
    provided by routine clinical diagnostics
    * Understanding cell-cycle biology from a pan-cancer 'omics data


  • I mainly teach in the subject area of Bioinformatics, but also run seminars
    on various aspects of cancer including its hallmarks and the utility of
    cancer gene expression signatures in a clinical setting. Of note I:
    * Have partcipated in over 12 weeks full-time pedagogic training courses
    * Have completed over 500 hours teaching undergradates (BSc),
    post-graduates (MSc and PhD) and medical professionals (MD) in both
    hands-on demonstration and lecturing roles
    * Executive board member FoTO - The Doctoral Programme in Tumour Biology and
    Oncology [Jan. 2020 - present]
    * Am responsible (Kursansvarig) for the Molecular Medicine-Oncology course
    (15 credits), a part of the Biomedicine program [June 2020 - present]
    * Director of Education (GUA) at Onk-Pat [Jan. 2021 - present]
    * Chair for the Scientific Committee of the Cancer Core Europe translational
    research Summer School [Jan. 2023 - present]


All other publications


  • Principal Researcher, Department of Oncology-Pathology, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-
  • Lecturer, Department of Oncology-Pathology, Karolinska Institutet, 2021-

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2018

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