Heather is a final-year PhD student at Imperial College London in the Department of Medicine, Section of Paediatric Infectious Diseases. She is supervised by Dr. Myrsini Kaforou, Dr. Jethro Herberg and Prof. Mike Levin. Her PhD is funded by the Wellcome Trust as part of the Wellcome Trust PhD Programme in Bioinformatics and Theoretical Systems Biology at Imperial College London.
Her PhD thesis focuses on using multi-omic datasets to understand and diagnose paediatric infectious diseases. She is interested in using bioinformatic approaches to identify novel biomarkers of infection, and to explore the heterogeneity in the host response to infection. Her research is highly interdisciplinary, spanning aspects of statistics, machine learning, biology, bioinformatics and medicine.
Prior to starting her PhD in 2018, she completed an MSc. in Bioinformatics and Theoretical Systems Biology at Imperial College London and an undergraduate degree in Biology at The University of Manchester.
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