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The Centre for Translational Bioinformatics, within the William Harvey Research Institute is primarily based at Charterhouse Square, with an outpost at the Barts Heart Hospital, London.  Our group is focused on Drug Discovery and Translational Research in the main research themes of the WHRI, namely Cardiovascular disease, Endocrinology, Inflammation and Rheumatology. The group has active research projects across multidisciplinary fields and actively collaborates with industry reflecting the diverse backgrounds of our staff

Mike Barnes, PhD

I joined QMUL in January 2012 as the Director of Bioinformatics at the William Harvey Research Institute. With over 14 years of Pharma R&D experience, I previously led a computational biology team at GlaxoSmithKline focused on translational research for neuroscience drug discovery. In industry I championed pre-competitive collaboration between companies, and co-led a team from 8 pharma to gain €10M  Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) funding for the OpenPhacts project, which will build public bio- and cheminformatics resources for drug discovery. I continue to serve on the Scientific Advisory board for this project. I also have a long standing interest in genetics and genomics and edited the John Wiley text book, Bioinformatics for Geneticists, now preparing for third edition.

Anna Terry

Anna is the Lead Bioinformatician in the Barts and the London Genome Centre. She joined QMUL in July 2011.

Abu Hassan Hafiz, BSc

Abu is a Bioinformatician based at London Chest Hospital. He joined the team in 2011, after completing a BSc in Computer Science at QMUL. With a keen interest in Systems Analysis and database management, Abu is leading the development of our IDBS clinical database system at the London Chest.

Claudia Cabrera, PhD (Postdoctoral Fellow)

Claudia is a Postdoctoral Computational Biologist working in the NIHR Barts Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit. Claudia Joined QMUL in 2012, following a PhD at the Roslin Institute and Postdoc position at the University of Edinburgh.


Zhilong Jia, BSc (Visiting CSC PhD Student)

Zhilong, joined our team in August 2014, as a visiting PhD student funded by China Scholarship Council (CSC, 中国留学基金委). His interest is computational drug repositioning.

If you would like to join the team please get in touch. For more detail contact Dr Michael Barnes (m.r.barnes@qmul.ac.uk)

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