Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Research Postgraduate







Sir Alexander Fleming BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





I completed my undergradutate degree in biochemistry, focusing heavily on systems biology, at imperial College London, recieveing 1st class honours and the Ewart C. Sticking prize for excellence in Biochemistry. I have now stayed on for a PhD as part of the STRATiGRAD program, jointly associated with the Institute of Cancer Research.

My supervisors are Prof. Robert Glen and Dr. Chris Bakal, and my project titled Relating Chemotype to Phenotype, is looking to use cell morphology folowing siRNA depletion to that following small molecule inhibition. Towards this goal, I am working on development of novel data anlysis piplines for microscopy datasets, including live cell imaging and tracking.

My personal website with more information is 

High content imaging



Cooper S, Bakal C, 2017, Accelerating Live Single-Cell Signalling Studies, Trends in Biotechnology, Vol:35, ISSN:0167-7799, Pages:422-433

Sailem HZ, Cooper S, Bakal C, 2016, Visualizing quantitative microscopy data: History and challenges, Critical Reviews in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Vol:51, ISSN:1040-9238, Pages:96-101

Cooper S, Sadok A, Bousgouni V, et al., 2015, Apolar and polar transitions drive the conversion between amoeboid and mesenchymal shapes in melanoma cells, Molecular Biology of the Cell, Vol:26, ISSN:1059-1524, Pages:4163-4170

Sailem H, Bousgouni V, Cooper S, et al., 2014, Cross-talk between Rho and Rac GTPases drives deterministic exploration of cellular shape space and morphological heterogeneity, Open Biology, Vol:4, Pages:130132-130132

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