Members

Paul Davies

Paul Davies

Steering group
MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit manager
University of Dundee

Paul trained in medicine and biophysics and has a strong interest in interdisciplinary science and the impact this can have on solving major scientific problems.

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Matthew Elliott

Web Developer
Database and Website Operations Manager
MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit
University of Dundee
Ava

Ava Khamseh

Steering group
Lecturer in Biomedical Artificial Intelligence
School of Informatics
University of Edinburgh

Ava is a Lecturer in Biomedical Artificial Intelligence, joint between the School of Informatics and Institute of Genetics and Cancer (IGC). Before taking up her current position, she was a Cross-Disciplinary Fellow (XDF) at IGC, and before that, she obtained her PhD in Theoretical Particle Physics. She hopes to help others from similar backgrounds and share (one version!) of the experience, positive and negative, in making the transition into biomedicine.

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Frederic Lamoliatte

Senior Proteomics Scientist
Senior Proteomics Scientist
MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit
University of Dundee
Cristina Martin

Cristina Martin

Project Manager
X-Net
University of Edinburgh

As the X-Net project manager, Cristina’s main interest is helping scientists to cross the boundaries of disciplines, creating a more efficient new way of working in Biomedicine.

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Chris Ponting

X-Net director
Chair of Biomedical informatics
MRC Human Genetics Unit
University of Edinburgh

Chris’s career journey was haphazard, starting in particle physics and ending up in human genetics. He hopes X-Net clears some of the obstacles, misunderstandings and preconceptions that he experienced crossing disciplines.

David Sims

David Sims

Academic Lead
Professor of Computational Genomics
MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine
University of Oxford
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Duncan Sproul

Steering group
CRUK Career Development Fellow
MRC Human Genetics Unit, IGC
University of Edinburgh

Duncan started as a geneticist who was frustrated by the fact he wasn’t allowed to combine physics and biology for his undergraduate degree and hopes that through X-Net he can help others avoid some of the same problems.