Imperial College London

myrsini kaforou

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Infectious Disease

Senior Lecturer in Bioinformatics



+44 (0)20 7594 3915m.kaforou




231Medical SchoolSt Mary's Campus





Dr Cristina Vilaplana, Experimental Tuberculosis Unit (UTE) | Infectious Diseases | IGTP, 2018

Prof Serge Mostowy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Dr Moritz Trerck, The Francis Crick Institute

Guest Lectures

Diagnostic and prognostic transcriptomic biomarkers, European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2019

Decoding the febrile child, International Interactive Infectious Disease Workshop, TIPICO X, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 2019

Introduction in Bioinformatics - Immunology, University of Messina - Italian Society of Immunology, Sicily, 2018

Host RNA biomarkers for diagnostics: an example from tuberculosis, UCL, LONDON, 2017

Fever in children: research updates and novel diagnostics, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece, 2017

Towards a new test for Tuberculosis, MRC The Gambia, The Gambia, 2014

Identification of RNA expression biomarkers for Tuberculosis, University of Queensland, Brisbane Australia, 2013

Research Student Supervision

Broderick,C, The role of viral coinfection in the progression of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection

Cheyne,A, Applying –omics technology to understand host-pathogen interactions during Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection using the whole-blood model assay

Duican,C, Predicting the clinical outcome of infectious and non-infectious disease patients using whole blood transcriptomics

Habgood-Coote,D, Investigating host pathogen interactions and identifying transcriptional signatures of infection using ‘omics datasets

Ivana,P, A POCT for diagnosis of Tuberculosis infection and drug resistance in children based on host gene expression signatures

Jackson,H, Integrating multiple levels of -omics data to better understand and diagnose infectious diseases

McArdle,A, Identifying an infectious aetiology of Kawasaki Disease through integrative metagenomics of throat swabs and immune complexes