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 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 a pan-cancer 'omics data perspective  

Teaching portfolio

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]