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About me

I am an Associate Professor (Docent) of Bioinformatics working at the Department of Oncology-Pathology at the Cancer Centre Karolinska (CCK), a part of Karolinska Institutet.

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 University; Manchester - at the Paterson Institute for Cancer Research; and at Karolinkska Institutuet , Onk-Pat, all in the subject area of breast cancer. 

Research description

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 an 'omics data perspective  

Teaching portfolio

  • Have partcipated in the equivalent of over 5 weeks full-time pedagogic training courses as part of my Docent qualification
  • Over 500 hours teaching undergradates (BSc), post-graduates (MSc and PhD) and medical professionals (MD) in both hands-on demonstration and lecturing roles
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