From October 2019, Ed is based full-time at GSK R&D in Stevenage, UK. He maintains some teaching commitments and research collaborations at Imperial College London, and can still be reached through his Imperial College email address.
His research at Imperial involves the analysis of datasets from a wide range of platforms profiling the genetic, epigenetic and transcriptional state of cells during cancer development and acquisition of drug resistance. A key part of this work is identifying biologically informative patterns that exist within subsets of large, heterogeneous datasets. This is particularly important when studying cancers, as mechanisms of carcinogenesis and drug resistance are rarely conserved across across all patients with a particular disease, or indeed even across all cells from an individual tumour.
Ed helped develop the curriculum for the Cancer Informatics MRes programme, and the Genetics and Genomics module for the BSc in Medical Biosciences. He is happy to answer queries regarding these courses, but in the first instance you should contact James Flanagan (for Cancer Informatics) or Andy Porter (for Genetics & Genomics).
- Finding transcription factors with ChIP-seq peaks enriched at genomic regions featuring aberrant chromatin compartmentalization (inferred from DNA methylation data)
- Genetic Algorithm Framework for Subspace Pattern Mining
- Gene expression state modelling for compendium-based interpretation of microarray data
- Localized Co-Dependency Analysis
- Adaptive Binarization of Microarrays
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et al., 2017, WWOX sensitizes ovarian cancer cells to paclitaxel via modulation of the ER stress response, Cell Death & Disease, Vol:8, ISSN:2041-4889
Simmonds P, Loomis E, Curry E, 2017, DNA methylation-based chromatin compartments and ChIP-seq profiles reveal transcriptional drivers of prostate carcinogenesis, Genome Medicine, Vol:9, ISSN:1756-994X