A group of investigators are designated supervisors for this programme.  Their research groups are based in the Faculty of Natural Sciences, the Faculty of Medicine or the Faculty of Engineering. Several groups are based at hospital campuses such as St Mary’s, The Hammersmith and The Royal Brompton. Supervisors have been selected as they have

  • academic excellence
  • a proven track record of successful PhD completion
  • substantial infrastructure support

These laboratories are likely to have a number of scientists working together as a group and there will be substantial experience in directing students. Typically there will be a coherent series of ongoing, linked projects. You will therefore be working in a highly interactive and supportive environment.

You will have one supervisor from the list of theoreticians and one from list of experimentalists. In order to make the allocation of PhD projects as fair as possible, certain supervisors (including those with a *) might be ineligible to take a student as they are already supervising on our programme or on another Wellcome programme at Imperial. The complete list of supervisors is below.

List of supervisors (theoreticians)

Name Department Research Area
Dr Becca Asquith  Medicine Mathematical immunology
Prof Mauricio Barahona Mathematics Biomathematics
Dr Guy-Bart Stan  Bioengineering   Pathway modelling 
Dr Edward Cohen  Mathematics Mathematics statistics and imaging
Dr Tim Ebbels Surgery Metabolomics
Dr Peter DiMaggio Chem Eng Network modelling
Dr Robert Endres Life Sciences Biophysical modelling
Dr Marina Evangelou Mathematics/Public Health Biostatistics
Dr Sarah Filippi * Mathematics/Public Health Biostatistics
Dr Clive Hoggart Public Health Statistical genetics
Dr Nick Jones Mathematics Stochastic modelling
Dr Myrsini Kaforou * Medicine Bioinformatics of infection
Dr Eric Keaveny * Mathematics Cell dynamics
Dr J Krishnan Chem Eng Systems biology modelling
Dr Chiu Fan Lee Bioengineering Biological organisation
Prof Boris Lenhard Clinical sciences Computational biology
Prof Michael Lovett Medicine Systems Biology
Prof Stephen Muggleton Computing Machine learning
Dr Thomas Ouldridge Bioengineering Functional molecular systems
Dr John Pinney Life Sciences Host pathogen
Dr Vahid Shahrezaei  Mathematics Systems biology modelling
Dr Mikhail Spivakov Clinical Sciences Gene regulation
Prof Michael Sternberg Life Sciences Structural bioinformatics and disease
Dr Reiko Tanaka * Bioengineering Translational systems biology
Dr Philipp Thomas Mathematics Stochastic Cell Dynamics
Prof Sophia Yaliraki * Chemistry Multi-scale simulations

List of supervisors (experimentalist)

Name Department Research area
Prof Simak Ali * Surgery & Cancer Breast cancer
Prof Charles Bangham * Public Health Molecular virology & cellular immunology
Dr Michalis Barkoulas Life Sciences Transcription
Dr Alexis Barr Clinical Sciences Cell Cycle Control
Dr Jake Baum Life Sciences Malaria
Prof Rosemary Boyton Medicine  Lung immunology
Dr Andre Brown * Clinical Sciences Genome variation
Prof Martin Buck Life Sciences Transcription
Prof William Cookson * National Heart & Lung Institute Genomic medicine
Prof Alain Filloux  Life Sciences Microbiology
Prof Gad Frankel Life Sciences Host/pathogen
Prof Dorian Haskard NHLI- Medicine Atherosclerosis
Dr Stuart Haslam Life Sciences Glycoproteomics
Prof Mark Isalan  Life Sciences Genetic networks
Prof Anastasios Karadimitris Medicine Transcriptional and epigenetic de-regulation in haematological malignancies
Prof David Klug Chemistry Chemical biology
Prof Eric Lam Cancer Gene regulation in cancer
Prof Paul Langford Medicine Pathogens
Prof Michael Levin * Medicine Clinical genetics
Dr Cristina Lo Celso Life Sciences Stem cells
Dr Samuel Marguerat  Clinical Sciences Growth & gene expression
Prof Matthias Merkenschlager  Clinical Sciences Gene expression
Prof Miriam Moffatt NHLI-Medicine Genomics and cancer
Prof David Rueda Clinical Sciences Molecular motors
Prof Robin Shattock Medicine Vaccinology
Prof Keith Willison Chemistry Cell cycle
Dr Liming Ying Medicine Imaging