Imperial College London

Dr Chris Tomlinson

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction

Senior Data Systems Developer



+44 (0)20 7594 5148chris.tomlinson




126Sir Alexander Fleming BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





I joined Imperial in April 2008 and my role is to provide data and software support for high throughput biological experiments performed within Imperial. I currently provide software support for the Imperial Hospitals Trust Tissue Bank. I have been involved in providing software and hardware support for science for over twenty years and during this time I have worked variously with Psychologists, Economists, Physicists, Health Care Professionals, Computer Scientists and Biologists. In 1999, I was a part of the team that designed the 3G spectrum auction for mobile phone frequencies that eventually netted the UK government over £20 billion in revenue. I graduated with an MSc in Knowledge Based Systems from Heriot Watt University in 1993 and a Ph.D. in Parallel Computing from UCL in 1999.

In my role in the Faculty of Medicine, I can help you to manage your research data effectively. This could be by building bespoke databases, analysis pipelines and / or data visualisations or by recommending software products that will enable you to get the most out of your data. Over the years, I have worked with many different research groups within the Faculties of Natural Sciences and Medicine, have many exemplar projects that I can demonstrate and can provide testimonials from satisfied clients.



Hoyles L, Mayneris-Perxachs J, Cardellini M, et al., 2021, ­Iron status influences non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in obesity through the gut microbiome, Microbiome, Vol:9, ISSN:2049-2618, Pages:1-18

Brezovjakova H, Tomlinson C, Mohd Naim N, et al., 2019, Junction Mapper is a novel computer vision tool to decipher cell-cell contact phenotypes., Elife, Vol:8, ISSN:2050-084X, Pages:1-48

White N, Oostendorp LJM, Tomlinson C, et al., 2019, Online training improves medical students' ability to recognise when a person is dying: The ORaClES randomised controlled trial, Palliative Medicine, Vol:34, ISSN:0269-2163, Pages:134-144

White N, Reid F, Vickerstaff V, et al., 2019, Imminent death: Clinician certainty and accuracy of prognostic predictions, Bmj Supportive & Palliative Care, ISSN:2045-435X

White N, Oostendorp L, Vickerstaff V, et al., 2019, An online international comparison of thresholds for triggering a negative response to the “Surprise Question”: a study protocol, Bmc Palliative Care, Vol:18, ISSN:1472-684X

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